AmEricanbrew (4868) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - JAN 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden color with white foam. Light berry fruit, aged pale malt aromas. medium bodied. Lightly sweet berry fruit flavors with some lagered maltage, no peat or smoke though--decent enough
TheRealMGD (540) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at PW. Clear gold pour, short white head leaving minimal lace. Nose lightly fruity and has a trace of peat. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Light peat, white bread, almonds, wheat malt and light fruit. Finish is sweet, nutty and fairly short. Nicely done, but a bit light at the finish. No acetyl aromas as described in the other ratings - I think QC may be a problem on this one?
Oakes (10935) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - JAN 11, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden with thin head. The aroma is a bit buttery. Body is light and the taste is just a vague maltiness, hint of acidity and whiff of smoke. This just didnít work out.
Beershine (5173) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft @ Brouwers. Clear warm gold . Diacetyl taints the aroma. The palate too is sticky and annoying. There is good stuff hidden like nice peat on a campfire expression but is not well made. No balance. No discernible malt char no hops. Way too buttery. Popcorn butter on palate. Disappointing!