slowrunner77 (7438) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 4, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
"Pales in comparison to every trappist beer, most Belgians, and the majority of American Dubbels. That said, better than average for a Blue Moon offering. Nothing wrong except the overall impression of generic(ness)? Light yeast and malt and candi sugar. Not much else."
Bulk_Carrier (2864) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - AUG 25, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a chalice.
The appearance was a hazy brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light speckled lacing clinging here and there but sliding after a while.
The smell was light cinnamon with a soapy citrus. Light vanilla came in decently.
The taste was mainly sweet and soapy.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it if I could look past the soapiness. It came across fairly smooth over my tongue.
Overall, if I could look past the soapiness this might not bad. But given that this is not an English style, I’m not sure where the soapiness is coming from. I probably wouldn’t have this again.
ARH (911) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle poured into a plastic cup. The aroma is predominantly a cooked caramel with some hints of grass, wheat, and dampness. There’s also a faint metal smell. It pours a deep, caramel color that’s not quite opaque. It has a light tan, soft, foamy, creamy head that becomes a bit rocky as it reduces, although a lot of puffiness on the surface is retained and it leaves a decent amount of lace. The taste is medium syrupy sweet with a light bitterness. The texture is a on the thick side of oily (syrupy comes to mind) with a soft, creamy carbonation to it - goes down really smooth and easy. The finish is a caramel and nut flavor with some wheat and grass, and a touch of sweet spice. This becomes more roasted in nature and turns towards toffee and milk chocolate near the end. This sticks in the aftertaste with a grassy quality and a light citrus. All of which cling to the mouth for awhile.
redtechnj (271) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance- Nice orange/brown with an average off white head
Aroma-Fairly light aroma, nutty,brown sugar, sweet,caramel
Flavor- sweet, brown sugar, candy,dark fruit, raisin.
Not much different the it’s previous name.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5658) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a caramel brown color with a huge foamy orange-beige head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was tangy sour caramel, a bit vegetal, some dark fruits and tobacco. The flavor was tangy bread, honey, caramel, dark fruits and a bit of perfume. Medium length finish. Medium body. Tasty.
Valgreen (766) - DENMARK - MAY 15, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ Jacob. Dark amber, almost no head or lacing. Aroma, malty, caramel, toffee. Similar taste, with a sweet brown sugar aftertaste. Maybe a bit to sweet. Low to medium carbonation. Thin body.
BrownALEx (363) - Portland, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not too bad, not as bad as I thought it was going to be. Nice color, nice crisp taste. This would be a great Octoberfest.
aracauna (3290) - Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Overly sweet, although plenty of dark fruit and bubblegum esters. More unbalanced than bland.
hayduke (3919) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 3, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Shared with Strykzone via Facebook Chat. I am sorry to say I inflicted this brew on him. Pours a clear amber color with a big bubbled off-white head and no lacing. Nose is sweet caramel malts. Nothing else. Light body with a thin mouth feel Flavor shows almost nothing except the malts. There is hint of other things...such as fruit or nuts, but they are almost undetectable. No finish of any kind. My wife Melanie took a sip and I think summered this up perfectly "Starts out as nothing...works its way up in the middle to nothing, and finishes with nothing" This is about as nothing a beer can be.
Strykzone (5809) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from Hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. This pours clear dark amber with some red. A beige ring. Not a big aroma but some toffee and malts. This is a nice enough beer but there us just not a lot going on. Toffee and malts. Something like chocolate. The key words for this beer are "not quite." It is not quite a lot of things. But it is not quite a good beer. To that it is not close.