hayduke (4928) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was at the esbls tasting in Wood River, IL. Pours a copper color with a beige head. Nose of fruit and treacle Medium body. Smooth mouthfeel. and a smooth mouthfeel. Flavor shows some nuts, fruit like banana and some pepper. A nice drinkable beer. Tasty. ,
tricyclist (1125) - Florida, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smooth malt and caramel. Heavy malt and some sharp yeast. Some
Sharp caramel notes on flavor with lighter fruit notes, maybe pear... Not bad. Smooth overall with a nice body.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Murky amber brown with a foamy beige head. Aroma of toffee, dates, alcohol, bread and a light mustiness. Flavor is malty toffee and caramel with raisins, alcohol heat and a light tartness. Medium body with a long, dry finish. Pretty nice beer, lots of malt and fruitiness with a light tartness.
jcr (2554) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml. Brown body with ruby highlights. Frothy, off-white head. Aroma of toasted grain, ash, roasted malts, chocolate, apple and toffee. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter and lightly acidic. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter and lightly to moderately acidic, with a tartness in the end. Medium body, watery texture that turns syrupy in the finish, lively carbonation. Its flavors are muddled and you mostly remember the sour apple, vinegar, cardboard, alcohol. Just not working very well.
Handypaul (430) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head that reduces quickly and leaves a bit of lacing. Smells of bread crust, spruce, maybe some citrus. Has a lightly bitter, medium sour taste with a light to medium body. Flavors of nuts, with vague hints of toffee. Lively carbonation and an astringent bitter finish. Sourness overwhelms the other flavors.
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012 Bottle. Pours with a murky deeper brown/bronze hued body with a large and retentive lightly tan head. Some lace. Aromas are of caramel, burnt caramel, baked bread. Mild esters, some metal, chocolate, tobacco. Earthy, woody, pencil shavings. Damp leaves, unsweetened banana bread. Flavors are malty, nutty, woody, with a light acidity. Lots of tobacco, damp leaves, baked bread. Caramel, brown sugar. Mild earth. Nutty (almonds). Long duration. Very subtle acidity. Medium dry finish despite the maltiness. Some light earthy tannins. Mild esters, chocolate covered banana. Very full carbonation, fuller bodied, warming. A touch underwhelming.
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle. Red with an off-white head. The aroma is full of toffee, dark fruit and earth. The flavor is full of dark fruit notes, as well as some cherries and caramel. There is also a bit of toffee and some alcohol in the flavor, as well as a little bit of earth. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Butters (4045) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Raleigh Rare and Vintage 2013. Clear brown pour with ring of nearwhite head. Notes of apples and oxidation,a little spice, a little woody. Pretty much just a brown ale to me. Meh.
Hair6a11 (1479) - Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; Pour is murky brown / copper with an average khaki head in this glass; it retains on the average side, with some very light lacing present in this glass. The nose is light sour, sweet bread, toffee, hazelnuts, brown sugar, and toast here - with some fruit esters present. The flavor profile is at first burnt toast, brown sugar, toffee, more fruit esters, roast notes, wood, leather - but unfortunately the flavor profile is muted and thin here. Bittering hops, more fruits, more meh. It had a lot of elements and I found them messy and ultimately a bit disappointing for what I’ve come to expect out of this brewery overall.
gregwilsonstl (2111) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber copper. Little head, alot if lacing. Pretty good at first. A lot of caramel. Way too hot of a finish.