drowland (6756) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
1/16/12. 16oz can. Clear ruby pour with a small tan head that sticks. Light caramel aroma with toasted breads, caramel, a bit of metal, and green apples. Sweet caramel flavor with toasted breads, more metal, and sweet green apples. This is a glass of disaster.
seymour (1650) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JAN 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted tall-boy can from Beers of the World Mix Pack into tulip glass. Side-by-side with Cain’s Dark Mild for comparison. Poured a nice clear copper color with creamy off-white foam, long-lasting but little lace. Aromas of mild malts, some caramel, faint pleasant English hops, some fruity ale yeast esters. Nice tangy flavor, some toast and biscuit, good balance of malt sweetness to hops bitterness but they pretty much cancel each other out. Nowadays we’re all spoiled by so many great Extra Special Bitters and India Pale Ales, it’s easy to look down on a plain-old Pub Bitter, but I think this one’s historically accurate, understated but tasty.
gregwilsonstl (1364) - Missouri, USA - JAN 8, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sweet smell, light amber color, thin head. There is nothing "bitter" about it. Very biscuity and buttery. No lacing.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 7, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
14.9oz can: Pours a clear copper with a medium white head, aroma has caramel and grass, starts and ends lightly bitter with a watery ending.
mtjoseph (244) - Murderapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
16oz can. Pours a dark copper with some what of a small off white head. Aroma of bread, earthy malt, and some sugary carmel. Pretty tame. Flavors aren’t that bad for a 4% beer. Earthy wood, slight bitterness, caramel. Light bodied, yet kinda creamy at the same time. Just a hair of bitterness. Hasn’t made a big impression on me, but I actually don’t mind this at all.
cheap (4525) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer pours dark from a can with a pleasant aroma. One of the better smelling beers which are not fruit beer. Creamy anulus. Nice and mellow with soothing fine co2, not a whole lot, just enough to let you know its there. Yes, simply a riendly beer, glad to try this. I liked the other Cain I had too, it was just as mild. This what I think when I think beer, just simply good mild stuff. Does have a slight alky feel to it on the finish. Does get a little flat near the end of the can.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: Finest Bitter
Date: October 27, 2011
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark copper, fine dirty white head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet bready aroma, caramel sweetness, light earthyness
Flavor: sweet bready flavor, caramel sweetness is well balanced by earthyness, light bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
unclemattie (4356) - Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
440mL can. Clear dark copper color, off-white foam. Very little carbonation, which in this offering is welcoming. Mild taste, some nice toasted grain, wooded hop character. Light nutty barley aroma. Finishes with an unique calcium character, leaves alkaline. Very refreshing after a long 12hr work day.
daknole (10220) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 16, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft. Copper pour. White head. Aroma is faint malt, light hops, caramel. Flavor is light, malty, creamy body.
ChainGangGuy (4505) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
14.9 ounce can - $1.79 at Hop City in Atlanta, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a crystalline, chestnut (though lights up dark amber against the light) body with a finger of ivory-hued foam.
Smell: Light malty notes of cocoa, bruised dark fruits, toasted bread and toasted nuts.
Taste: Light flavors tasting of mild toasted bread, nuts, and chocolate powder. Lightly fruity. All light, mind you. Modestly sweet on the fore. Low, faintly resiny English hops, low bitterness, too. Dry, malty on the back half and until the quiet finish.
Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Due to questions and allegations made against its character, this Cain suspended its now washed out flavor campaign. A so-so beer, but the ABV is definitely appreciated.