Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2009
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at redlight redlight. Pours amber. Bright but warm nose. Almost a little herbal. Also notes of honey, grain and cereal. The flavor is missing something. I realize hops aren’t the focus here but I would like to see a little more of them. The malt aspect is interesting but it needs some other element to round it out.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of malts, light caramel, and slight toffee. Poured orange in color with a large, creamy, dense, off-white head that greatly diminished but still lasted throughout. Hazy. Not sparkling. Good lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of malts, light bread crust, water, and hints of cocoa and almond. Medium body. Lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Dry, malt and slight cocoa finish. Disappointing.
alobar (2877) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear orange amber color with a slight aroma of toffee, caramel and bread. Flavor was more like Yuengling lager. Caramel malts, yeast and not much else. Disappointing.
deyholla (7014) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at the 2010 Indiana Winterfest. Poured a clear amber brown with an off-white head. Aroma was full of malts with notes of bread, biscuit and a touch of dark grain. Flavor was similar with a mainly malty flavor and a bit one note.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5095) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled on draft at D’s in Monroeville this beer poured a dark orange-caramel color with a small beige head that faded quickly but produced nice lacing. The aroma was tart, tangy and bitter with light touches of fruit, nut and yeastiness. The flavor was bitter, tart and tangy with fruity, vanilla, nut and a yeasty undertones. The finish was long and bitter sour caramel. The flavors are a bit of a muddles mess and did not work for me. Eh.
vtafro (3824) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ Blind Tiger. Brune pour with a off white head. Very light on carbonation. Really didn’t enjoy this. malt and slight hop presence.
LinusStick (2887) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Good for the style I guess, but very bland. Aroma was so so. A hint of roasted malt and caramel. Pour was a nice medium brown with a one finger off white head. Taste was very bland and watery and the great carbonation doesn’t let many flavor through. A slight caramel malt aftertaste but that’s about it. BMC drinkers would love this