SudsMcDuff (5792) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle from 12pk mixer .. . damn, basic is the word .. . really good foam .. . hardly any complexities here- almost no barrel/vanilla at all .. . expected a lot more but not at all surprised .. an annoying beer .. . .
The crisis? Charlie Bludorn’s birthday. The solution? A snappy banner. Out comes the phone, in flies Bobby Towne, and six drafts later, I had myself a party.
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SHIG (3555) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 9, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: Poured a golden color with a golden to light copper color with a fast dissipating white head. Aroma is buttery and bubblegum. Taste is a watery malt with not much to it.
poisoneddwarf (1692) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from the variety pack. Pours clear copper with a diminishing off-white head. Aroma consists of faint wood, faint vanilla. Taste is very vanilla, savory with a dry finish. It’s watery, like all three beers in the pack. Mouthfeel is creamy, body is thin, and the carbonation is average. This is by far the most out-there and interesting beer of the three, and by far the best. It tastes good, but how much better would it have been with a bigger body?
chinchill (1711) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The rather faint aroma of vanilla is even more subtle in tasting. The bourbon stakes have too little influence for me to notice. This tastes too much like a regular, but notably more malty, Budweiser and not enough like a special small batch craft brew. Still, flawless execution of rather lame recipe.
ellolovey (447) - Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a light translucent amber with a small white ring. Aroma of sweet malts and hints of vanilla. Taste like bud. A little banana and some vanilla added. Pretty much what I expected. A little bit of nothing.
bhensonb (10792) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a Grocery Outlet. Pours clear amber with a transient off-white head. Aroma is hints of bourbon with some vanilla. Near med body. Flavor is light caramel with some vanilla. With time there’s hints of bourbon and some oaky astringency. Makes me think of Innis & Gunn. This is a pretty nice little beer.
robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a deep yellow, good head. The nose smells pretty similar to Budweiser, with a hint of the vanilla. It is a real disappointment not to get any of the bourbon flavors. It really tastes like a Bud with a tad touch of vanilla flavoring...
Finhead (1151) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, light amber with a white head. The aroma has some mild woodiness and herbs. It has a light, crisp texture and lively carbonation. The taste is mildly sweet with a semi-dry finish.
PorterPounder (5367) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Panama City Beach, FL - Carousel Market - 12 oz bottle. Sparkling medium copper pour, light off-white head. Aroma is pretty much neutral, hints of fresh lake water. Flavor has just a touch of the advertised vanilla. a brief hint of bourbon, a touch of caramel sweetness and some nuttiness permeating in the back end. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Decent.
shrubber85 (7341) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 4, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Sweet artificial cherry and vanilla malt aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Very light sweet barley malt and vanilla flavor. Medium body. Not a fan of the aroma and not much in the flavor department - I’m shocked.