bhensonb (11251) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 15, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Folsom, CA. Pours clear copper with an off-white head that left quickly. Aroma is sort of light treacle. Med body more or less. Flavor is very sweet. Treacle moving to caramel moving to toffee. I used to think those were all about the same, but this brew illustrates my error. Itís really too sugary (I canít use malty). Meh.
Braudog (5832) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Shiny red-brown with a thin but firm head. This beer comes with a very odd but distinct beef broth character -- sweet and malty to be sure, but what lingers in the background borders on a meaty stew. Interesting. (#5369, 12/15/2013)
Aurelius (4230) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The usual Blue Moon label (nice, but hard to make distinctions). Twistoff longneck. Dark, clear, looks like slightly dilute cola. Nice malty aroma - toasted, candied, burnt sugars. Initial swig was a bit herbal, tangy, mostly dry, mineral, vaguely íBelgianí. Medium to slightly heavy body. Very light astringency, a bit tannic at the end but overall the finish had a pretty good ring to it and was balanced nicely. Lightly candied finish with faint cocoa(?). ABC, Bull Run.
PorterPounder (5592) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tallahassee, Fl. - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - 12 oz bottle. Dark copper pour, slightly hazy, decently thick eggshell white head. Aroma has some spiced pear accents, a touch of toffee. Flavor is mellow and warming with some nuttiness, a bit of toasted bread, a touch of brown sugar and toffee. Mouthfeel is smooth. Decent winter warmer.
gripweed57 (728) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small bubbly beige head. Light toasted malt flavor with hints of yeast and burnt sugar. More sweet toasted malt flavor with tangy caramel backdrop. Some raisin and plum notes. Vanilla undertones. Finishes with a buttery malty mouthfeel.
firemarshal (168) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at 201 Central - Wesley Chapel, NC. Effervescent; amber color.. Sweet aroma, but not sickeningly sweet. Flavor - Caramel, honey, and flax seed nuances. Very drinkable and good macro.
Rperez (144) - Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2013
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Great amber golden color that doesn't quite match the flavor, sugary sweet and refreshing but forgettable
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Hiero (127) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not what I expected. This is like cheap beer with a dash of food coloring added. Hard to get any flavor or aroma out of this one. Slightly sweet , with some carbonation.
alexanderj (3318) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle; poured a slightly orange tinted brown with a khaki colored head. Aroma of yeast, a touch of sugar; rather dry smelling. Flavor had a bit more of a sweetness due to a bit more of a sugar presence. A touch of wheat and maybe some caramel. Pretty boring, but not bad.
gregwilsonstl (1102) - Missouri, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Really sweet. Malty. Caramel. Dark copper. Thin white lacing. Hint of vanilla. Nice balance.