Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the GTMW 2013 in Madison, Wisconsin. Pours a clear golden dark amber colored brew with a thick beige head that slowly dissipates and leaves behind some excellent lacing. Aroma of dark pitted fruits, a hint of blackstrap molasses, light sweet berries and white pepper. Taste is full bodied, soft carbonation with flavors of extra caramel malt, a hint of red licorice, vanilla, and some alcohol essence. Finish is semi-sweet, with aftertastes of dark pitted fruits, caramel malt and some alcohol.
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
sampled at GTMW 2013 - deep amber pour with a solid tan head. molasses, soft pepper, stone fruits and sweet malt on the nose. taste was in line with the aroma with berry fruit flavors and a hint of vanilla. long, sweet malty finish.
Ughsmash (6915) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Poured warm clear, nectarine with a well-retained khaki head. The aroma picked up a lot of warm, sweet fruits, berries, and molasses.. some peppery accents, but mostly sweet, toasted maltage. The flavor found sweet, redder fruits, berries, molasses, and licorice at the core.. tangy berry seeds and peppery alcohol around.. some vanilla as well.. still sweet, but with a sharp kick on the long finish. Medium-bodied with high-ish carbonation on the middle.. just an OK feel and flow.. in the end it became cloying and too berry-y.