PorterPounder (4945) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Savannah, Ga - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 440 ml can. Iced tea looking pour, very light head. Pretty much of a neutral aroma - hint of bittersweet chocolate. Nice mellow bittersweet flavor with subtle chocolate notes, some strong tea, and a hint of licorice. Appropriate mouthfeel for a bitter. Good session material.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
After waiting an eternity for a single (a 4-pack costs $10 at Specís), my patience was rewarded in Austin, as I bought a single for $1.50. Thank goodness I only bought one... Aroma is wet autumn leaves soaked in dank maple syrup and wet biscuits. Flavor is coppery malt and stale biscuit. Pours an average tea brown, by the way. Watery mouthfeel. Good thang I only spent $1.50 on one.
jkwalking05 (3051) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark golden with a good sized off-white head. Aroma is mine rally, like childrenís play sand and sawdust, light vinegar, and a hint of roasted malts. Taste is of grain, light woody hops, and slightly roasty. Creamy mouthfeel.
travita (3476) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Copper colored, a little apple cider vinegar, minerals, some hops, and malts. A little weird roast chocolate thing going on that is not as pleasant. Taste is roast, some hop background bitterness, and ok.
mansquito (2878) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Total Wine & More, Chantilly 14.0oz can ($1.50): Pours a brownish colour with a creamy head. Aroma is mostly caramel malt with some hops. Taste is slightly metallic with a bunch of caramel malt. A small amount of hop bitterness is present. Easy drinking and it has a nice mouthfeel, but as a beer in total, it ainít that great.
thirdeye11 (5339) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(16oz can best by Aug 17, 2012) clear watery amber with a ring of fine offwhite bubbles. Nose of chocolate malt, cracker, light English hops and caramel. Taste is watery, cracker, metal, light caramel, light carbonation and watery thin body.
csbosox (1215) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
440ml can, a gift from theisti, thanks! Served in a flared pint glass, a couple minutes out of the cold fridge . Reddish/copper colored with a one fingered off white head, brilliant clarity and steady carbonation. Nose is woodsy/earthy & caramel with some hints of pomme fruits. Mouthfeel reveals a low to moderate carbonation, with a touch of body at first, but thinning out at the end, but not becoming overly thin. Taste is earthy and woodsy with a bit of dark caramel and toffee. The woodsy flavor lingers in the finish. Balanced finish. A touch too balanced for a bitter.
keepersj12 (2444) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent bitter. Pours clear amber with a small head. The aroma is all malt, cereal, grain. The flavor has the grains and then gives over to a nice bitterness. A bit thin in the end but still good.
craftbeerdesign (2132) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tasting. bright amber pour with a small white head. biscuit, toffee and light apple nose. med body with bread, toffee, grapes, apple. smooth throughout. sweet caramel malt finish with a light lemon tartness.
theisti (3001) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
440 ml can purchased at Rimann Liquors in Prairie Village, Kansas. The pour is a slightly hazed copper, with brown and golden, along with a well formed 1 1/2 inch off white head. This beer fills my Samuel Smith nonic pint glass perfectly. The aroma is gentle caramel malt sweetness, toasty malt and a nice earthy mineral. The taste is quite soft, cracker and caramel malt, followed by floral bitterness that bites nicely through the introductory sweetness. There is an interesting milky fruitiness to the finish which is (far) more pleasant than it sounds. The palate is medium bodied, very creamy mouth feel, low soft carbonation and the dry, slightly mineral bitter finish. Nothing about this beer really wowed me, but in total, I really enjoyed it. Nice beer to have around the house.