gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this one bottled from BInny’s in St. Charles, Illinois. Loved the name; bought it because we have a greyhound... otherwise, a fairly common style and a common sample of it.
ben4321 (4027) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 9/12/12
Aroma: The nose is fairly malty, some bread, chocolate, a little roast, and light caramel
Appearance: It pours a dark amber color with a creamy beige head and somewhat sheety, sticky lace
Flavor: Tastes mid-plus sweet, with lots of malty flavors, some light roast, and pretty much no bitterness
Palate: The body is light-medium, it has a soft-to-average carbonation, and a light stickiness
This one is pretty drinkable, but it isn’t all that exciting. Still though, I liked it well enough. In a style like this that doesn’t usually have a ton interesting going on, this is a more then solid example.
brucebruce81 (256) - Wyoming, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beerbwas ok it was not the best brown ale I have had but it definitely was not the worst
gripweed57 (732) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle. dark amber color. Big rocky beige head. Roasted malt aroma with hints of cocoa and herbal hops. Bittersweet roasted malt flavor. Light body, creamy mouthfeel and dry crisp finish. Not overly complex, but a good session brew.
dmac (4091) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber from Spirits Crossroads. Pours a so-so looking muddy iced tea brown with a large frothy long lasting beige head. Aroma of chocolate, grainy malts, veggies and wet bread. Medium bodied with very soft carbonation and a quicker fading aftertaste. Flavor actually isn’t as good as the aroma with notes of brown toast, grains, very light chocolate, rye. Meh nothing comes but they never claimed it was.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours deep red to black. Nise is roasted malts and caramel. No hops. Light hop and malt flavors. Light and drinkable. not bad but bland and boring.
phaleslu (6609) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample at Microfest 2012. Pours a deep, brown-hued amber with a finger of off-white head. Notes of toasted and chocolate malts, sweet bread, brown sugar, nuts, and a hint of coffee. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a nutty mouthfeel. Not bad.
DuffMan (6887) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Medium copper amber, clear, with an off white head. Aroma is lightly roasty and choclatey. The standout flavour is chocolate with a little sweet caramel, but the palate is on the thin side. Nice enough.
beernbourbon (1315) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to jmagnus67. Pour is clear deep copper with a large off-white head. Aroma is mostly lightly roasted malt with hints of coffee and a very light sweetness. Very well-balanced aroma. Flavor also dominated by lightly toasted malt, faint coffee, a nice cookie sweetness, and some very subtle spicy hop notes. The best word for this beer is: balance. Very well done and really easy to drink. Great beer in a usually-boring style. Loved it.
wxman (1450) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly hazy amber with a full off-white head that laces nicely. Aroma is toasted malt and cocoa powder. Taste is sweet roasted malt, unsweetened baker’s chocolate and just a kiss of hop bitterness to round it out. Once again, another really good effort from this small southern Illinois micro.