Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of jcwattsrugger. Pours amber with tan head. The aroma is sweet with caramel, apple and chocolate chip cookie. Pretty nice. The taste is smooth with apples, caramel and muted cherry to midway. It seems to stay that way leanining toward smooth blended dark fruitiness into the finish.
SudsMcDuff (8112) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle .. . deep tan .. . light foam, lacing is pretty good .. . the cat is in the bread machine! .. . some plum, burnt sugar, mrgreen, boozy vanilla, and mops .. . light sticky mouth, way to sweet! .. . for some reason 10 years ago i opened a trophy shop....
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2011 11/21/11. 12oz bottle from the winter 12pk... how is this different than the Full Moon they used to make? Hope I didn’t just ruin a bunch of ticks for people. Clear amber/red pour with a small khaki head that fades fast, sticks a little, and barely laces. Light aroma of caramel, metal, and a touch of spice. Sweet caramel flavor with a surprising amount of chocolate and roast in there, along with another metallic kick. Lingering sweet caramel and metal as well. Bleh.
onceblind (7526) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2010
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Appearance is beautiful for the most part. Clear amber-ish ruby, yet with a rocky and not persistent head. Flat-ish carbonation, surprising from a macrobrew. Aroma was upsetting, mostly funky malt with some bread dough. Taste was just as upsetting. Light caramel, grains, and some nutmeg appear on the palate, with little to no hop profile to speak of. Very light bodied, which is a downer but not unexpected. Just another lazily crafted beer from the MillerCoors folk.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Poured light-medium reddish-brown with a short, tight-bubbled beige head. The aroma picked up toasted caramel, molasses, and candi sugar with accents of fruity yeast and dank wheat. The flavor found tart fruity notes on the tip of the tongue, with sweet caramel, candi sugar, and wheat following.. spicy, tangy finish with too much tacky residual sweetness. Lighter-bodied and well-carbonated on the palate.. smooth middle, but tangy and rough at odd times.. drinkable, but not very good.
PorterPounder (7431) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Publix Super Market - 12 oz bottle. Dark amber pour, tight, off white head that dissipates pretty quickly. Sweet, sugary aroma with hints of Christmas spices. Flavor has some toffee notes, some candied sugar, a back end of caramel and just a hint of Christmas spices. Mouthfeel is a bit lacking, thickness does not match the flavor. Overall, decent though.
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Setting aside its claim on the bottle, and that it doesn’t really hold a candle to any other abbey ale on the planet, this one wasn’t actually that bad. It is more like a brown ale than anything else. Mild spice character. Entirely drinkable, and probably something you could convince absolute non-beer drinkers to partake in. Poured a medium dark amber color, medium fluffy head. Aroma was sweet toffee notes, caramel.
Ernest (7373) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium brown. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, toasted grain, popcorn), lightly hoppy (apricot), with light notes of vanilla and brown sugar. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly husky. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation. Very simple and not a lot to balance the sweetness, but inoffensive. Pretty much the same as the old Full Moon, just a bit darker and less metallic. Still popcorn-husky though.
Sledutah (7070) - Utah, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from Dan’s
Appearance: Pours clear mahogany with a small beige head that dissipates quickly, no lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, toffee and dark fruit
Taste: Toasted malts, sweet toffee, wheat, finishes with a mild bitterness
OK, but I wouldn’t order another.
JaBier (7027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear reddish brown pour with a thick tan head. Malty and caramelly nose with notes of roast, slight esters, vanilla and sugar. Sweet malt and caramel flavor with subtle Belgian esters and some breadiness before a semi-sweet finish.