DrnkMcDermott (2912) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Single bottle from the Build-a-six rack at Binnyís. Soft, malty smell under the cap. Pours a dark golden color with a thick but bubbly head. A little oxidation during the pour, but it goes quickly. Smell suggests water has been treated to get a certain profile, and itís a bit of a distraction. Taste is malty, with a certain "brightness" to it. I can catch some Noble hops adding a bit of pepper and spice. Nice enough, but needs some more personality.
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden pour with a thin white head. Aroma is fruity and malt. Taste is fruity, nice malt base, and thick.
CousinBrenden (125) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 5, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Crystal clear orange big carbonation big pillow head. Not much flavor kinda grain water. But no distraction good brewing process n my opinion, just nothing to write home about.
JMerritt (1895) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Lightly browned orange with a large, light tan head. Big, straightforward caramel malt aroma. Sweet flavor, light brown sugar and toasty grains. Finish is a bit chalky. Rather high carbonation, a bit too much for my taste. Not much to this - itís not bad, but not overly flavorful and very one dimensional.
Bork (452) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pleasant well rounded bock, albeit somewhat low on flavors. Slightly watery on the ending. All in all quite pleasant.
commonmac (700) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at New Bohemia. Smallish pint glass. Light golden color...leaning towards orange. Aroma doesnít really impress...skewing more malty sweetness. Taste is a little more average. Some malt. Maybe mild hops. Not much alcohol presence. Iím on board with the option but I want something more unique. Taste finishes mostly sweet and malt/cereal. Very drinkable. Aftertaste is slightly unpleasant....maybe flat. Much like the book Iíd rather drink with Huck Finn than Boss Tom Sawyer. More like middle manager Tom.
commonshawn (679) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at new bohemia. Gold with small head. Subtle aroma. Easy to drink and smooth. But not a ton of flavor. Above average, but not amazing.
daje (2757) - NORWAY - AUG 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear golden body with a big white head. Aroma of bread, spicy hops, grass. Taste is grainy, grass and slightly hoppy. Nice bitter aftertaste.
ilovedarkbeer (2479) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light copper color with a lacey off white head. Notes of caramel, chocolate, orange citrus, and faint flowers.
nealblind (1154) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUN 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark clear gold pour. Think head. Aroma of perfume barley, honey cookies. Big malt syrup flavor, almost belgian candi stuff going on here. Tastes a bit like wet leaves. Finishes dry-ish.
DrSilverworm (8711) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taster on tap at iTAP-CWE in STL during RBSG. Clear golden orange color. Thin off-white head. Leaves good thicker lace. Medium plus body. Smooth kind of soft lighter carbonation. Kind of creamy. Bready malt, light bit of pepper. Moderate to bigger sweet taste, minimal bitter. Solid bock.