CJ_Pain (221) - Georgia, USA - SEP 2, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Meh, not quite sure what the deal is here. Not what I would consider a fall seasonal and a rather mild watered down one at that.
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Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at Sedona Charlottesville, 8/28/14. Pours a dark amber with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of toffee, stone fruits, caramel, floral hops. The taste is toffee, caramel, stone fruits, mild hops. Medium bodied.
solidfunk (5925) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice, understated beer. Roast malt with a hint of dark chocolate and some kind of herb I canít place. Pours black with mocha head and lacing. Medium bitter finish with hint of sweetness. Tap at GBD.
tmongoose (1865) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle shared. Poured a dark mahogany with off white head. Aroma is malty very mild hop nose. Flavor has some nuttiness and some chocolate and caramel blended nicely together. Pretty decent overall. Nice flavor.
pumpmaster (1289) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $3.99/6-pack. Very good.
TXBadger (2073) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice amber color with off-white head. Caramel malt, some nuts, and cereal on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a nice caramel malt backbone.
rumproasts (4290) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. brown with small head. solid malt body with some sweetness and mild hops. kind of an odd take on an oktoberfest, but not bad.
superspak (3747) - Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle into snifter, best before 11/11/2013. Pours fairly crystal clear very dark reddish brown color with a small fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a spotty lace cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, raisin, plum, pear, biscuit, toast, chocolate, light roast, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of dark/bready malt and fruity yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, raisin, plum, pear, biscuit, toast, light chocolate, herbal, and toasted earthiness. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, plum, raisin, pear, biscuit, toast, light chocolate, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and robustness of dark/bready malt and fruity yeast ester flavors; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Minimal carbonation and medium bodied; with a very slick, moderately creamy, and fairly bready mouthfeel that is ok. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a decent old ale. Good balance and robustness of malt and fruity yeast ester flavors; and smooth to sip on for the abv. Could use more carbonation. Pleasantly enjoyable.
Bulk_Carrier (3013) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - FEB 18, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed from notes. Consumed September 23, 2012.
The appearance has a dark brown colored body that leaves a one finger off-white/tan head that leaves within thirty seconds. No carbonation is seen rising. Minimal lacing is left.
The smell typical nuttiness a normal ABA has with some nutmeg and caramel tones added.
The taste has the same flavors of the smell, nothing special, nothing bad.
On the palate, it sits about a light to medium, and slightly sharp on the tongue, sessionable.
Overall, Iím actually not impressed with this beer, though Iím willing to try more by Breckenridge. I probably wonít seek this out again.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Meh... just OK. Good malty beer with some hop balance, but it just did not grab me...