Drake (7948) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from Trader Joe’s Glen Allen, VA. Pours a clear brownish red with a medium-large tan head. Good retention and fair lacing. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, slight roast and faint metallic hops. Taste is caramel, nuts, leafy hops, chocolate, sunflower. Medium bodied. Creamy. Fairly nice.
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2009-06-26. Ruby tinged brown body with a modest tan head. Mild aroma is grainy. Flavour of sweet muddled malt, very light roast. touches. Average palate. Likely a a bit past its peak but serviceable. Bottle c/o DuctTape
Dogbrick (7244) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another 77 cent Trader Joe’s beer. This one actually was not too bad. Pours a very dark brown with an ultra-thin light beige head. Very little lacing. Aroma is lightly nutty and malty. Flavor is malty smooth with some hops and a nutty finish. All of these attributes are in small quantities though, and it was on the bland side overall.
jtclockwork (7119) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour in glass. Lots of roasted malt and some light chocolates. Rated 9/11/03
Ughsmash (7006) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Trader Joe’s in Chicago. Poured a lovely shade of chestnut brown with a creamy beige head (stuck around for a few minutes). Tasty aroma of caramel, brown sugar, and a hint of floral. Light-medium bodied on the palate and smooth. Flavor picked up some nuttiness as well as the aforementioned toasty darker malts. Somewhat tacky, sweet finish with a little bit of coffee. Certainly palatable, but not so exciting.
shrubber85 (6978) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Roasted pecan and chocolate malt aroma. Chestnut brown with large tan head. Sweet pecan, cocoa, and barley grain malt. A bit on the sweet side but not bad.
bb (6697) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 29, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Very dark brown-mahogony with a thin light beige head. Light sweet malt aroma. Roasty flavor that’s not at all overpowering, along with some malt, caramel, and nuttiness. Very drinkable.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle I found at Trader Joes that James’ place for a tasting. Pours a clear brown with a thin white head. Soft roast with a bit of musky toast and warm grains. Sweet and toasty, long sweet caramel with a very soft bit of bitterness on the end.
DuffMan (6164) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 8, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear walnut brown with a thin brown head. Grassy, herbal hop aroma that is surprising in the context of its appearance. Rather thin in the malt department, low chocolate, with a dominant grassy hop character and a dry finish. Kind of weird actually.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, dark brown with red highlights, no foam, malt and cola aroma, flavor of raisins , licorice and nutshells , dry finish