hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle shared courtesy of WOODY_OBEER (just so happens that this is also my 1,800th rating on Ratebeer). Poureda medium amber color with a very small sized off white head. Aromas of toffee and bread. Tastes of toffee, bread, and caramel. Thinner body.
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Ortino’s Northside. Pours heavy deep copper colored, with medium off-white head. Aroma of heavy grainy malt, fruit, corn flakes, some cabernet notes. The flavor was malty, with a dense palate and hints of grainy malt, nuts, brown sugar, and cabernet. Decent complexity. A very nice marzen.
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Downeast, Portland Maine. Amber coppr body, moderate beig head. Toasty malt aroma is dominated by a surprising amount of alcohol presence. Dry toasty malt and alcohol also dominate the the flavour with a rough lingering aftertaste. Average palate. Not entirely pleasant. Draft sample at the brewers festival seemed better but my palate was shot by that time so I wasn’t taking notes anymore.
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 23, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This bottled brew poured a small sized head of off white colored foamy finely sized mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a fair lacing and a softly carbonated transparent light brown colored body. The aroma was mild with malty and caramel malt notes. The mouth feel was of medium thickness with an initial tingle that soon mellowed in the finish with a smooth mild malt hop bite. The flavor contained a good amount of caramel malts with a mild but notable hop content.
TomDecapolis (4477) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 25, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to WOODY_OBEER. Pours a slightly hazy orange amber with a small white lightly lacing head. Aroma of caramel, light fruits and more hops than I expected although overall a light aroma. Flavor was slight sweet and watery.
hotstuff (4092) - Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a small off-white head that was mostly diminishing, fne-small sized bubbles, sparse lacing, carbonated, slightly hazy, and an orange hue. Aroma and flavor were malty, hoppy and sweet. Smooth palate. Light-medium body.
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 4, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
2004 bottle. Dark hickory brown color, very clear with a small off-white slight yellowed head. Aroma of maple, walnuts, light yeast and some sweet caramel.. Flavor is very sweet, with a rusty sort of yeast note lingering on. medium body, but just too much malt. For once, I will say, this has too little hops, or spiciness, or balance, whatever you want to call it. Decent enough caramel flavor, but just not enough interesting balanced body.
jimhilt (2403) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 24, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a three-finger cream head that goes slowly and leaves a good lace. Clear amber color. Medium body and medium carbonation. Starts sweet and malty, finishes smooth with the sweetness still there. Nose is sweet and malty. 95¢ for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, MA. The ABV is 5.0%.
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - OCT 5, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, best by 12/7/05) Rich looking, deep amber body, nice biscuit head, good head retention, but poor lacing. Aroma mildly sweet, bready. Mouthfeel good, smooth, touch of bitter at start, smooth finish. Tastes nice, smooth, mildly malty. Nice marzen.
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - NOV 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Initially tasting it I thought it to be on the sweet side, but as this style begs for some good malt, that wasn’t distressing - then as the finish came through shortly thereafter I started to think this is the real deal - perhaps not THE BEST ever O-fest, but a VERY WELL made one that stands on its own. Well enjoyed.