jtclockwork (5220) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Jcwattsrugger. Pours dark brown with tan head. nose and taste of salted caramel, chocolate, sour apple, grape taffy, grape soda, dark fruit and candi sugar. Complex and interesting. Slight tangy sourness in finish. Medium body. Interesting beer. Enjoyed it.
jcnielsen (967) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUN 15, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at Shortís in Iowa City. Pours a dark brown color with off white head. Tart, toast, smoke, dark fruit flavors.
womencantsail (7106) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - JUN 4, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Another CIB thanks to Andy. Dark brown pour with a khaki head. Toasted malt, dark fruit, and some metal. A bit of smoke, some sourness, and water. The flavor isnít good, but itís not horribly offensive, either. Sour and a bit metallic. Toasted malt, dark fruit, and some caramel. Raisin, a hint of smoke, and some water.
ICEatALAMO (587) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. The pour is a murky brown. The aroma is a alcohol malt. The taste is a little intense and sweet. Not as boozy as I thought.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
unclemike (1925) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAY 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Lightly hazy brown color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast, caramel malts, some vanilla, raisins, and burnt toast. Taste of maple syrup, brown sugar, caramel, light toasted notes to sweet for me, and a semi-sweet finish
beastiefan2k (2109) - Lawrence (formely NYC), Kansas, USA - APR 28, 2013
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
This is actually an offensive beer. Had it a few times at fests. Most recently at the Parkville fest. It just smells awful, the ""meat drippings" is actually something pretty fowl.
adnielsen (6553) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2013
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle @ home via wale trade with pepsiedcan. Thanks brah! Pours a deep reddish brown appearance with a decent sized brown head. Aroma definitely has some meat drippings along with apple sauce, orange jello, and a funky farmhouseness. Sugar plums, cloudberries, funk, and meat drippings dominate the flavor. Definitely think that itís peaked, so itís time to drink through your cellar.
Leighton (7183) - London, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2013
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle shared on the bus during RBWG 2013. Pours cloudy, red-brown with a light, cream cap. Fair nose, some bread, yeast, toasty sugars. Big sweet flavor, quite tangy, with harsh alcohol, Band-Aids, toffee, lots of plastic. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Tangy, warming finish, lots of rough alcohol, sugar and burnt malts. Not really drinkable. Impressive this brewery can exist while making beer like this. Offensive.
CanIHave4Beers (2512) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Setting: A Midwestern Bedroom
Why: Because I Must
Address: 825 Taylor Street
City: Des Moines
Song: Hands Off the Merch and subsequent tracks off the album:
Album: This Is The Way To Rule
Band: Ten Grand
Life: Damn Fine
Who here asked me to rate CIB?
I donít know these days.....
I must have been the first rate for CIB, but theyíve got a rep now... I was there
Pours a very very dark brown, the head is small, the lace is not much....
The aroma is very strong, very much like plums, a touch like paint thinner... some light brown sugar in there, itís a sweet smelling beer... itís not an uninviting beer.... it likely would not resemble the smell of a chopper.
" it likely would not resemble the smell of a chopper" (who cares?)
Iím not upset in the least....
The flavor is particularly brash,
Wow this is a quad, not a brown ale.
I know the name is ambiguous about what style of beer it is, but Iíve tasted quads like this, but never in my life any brown ale that came anywhere near this BEAST.
Whatup with the beer G?
Dude, itís like
I donít even know....
Itís got a bunch of stuff going on, not everything works together ok...
The beer is boozy, way boozy... and itís got a great plum character... There is some nice spiciness, some raisin, and some mild roastiness.... the beer is lightly tart & lightly Oaky.
I genuinely hate to give this one a low flavor score.... Lots of stuff is going on here, lots of nice stuff... hell
But I think it needs some reining in, It needs some refinement, some finesse. The recipe is good, the execution is good
Way better than expected,
I still canít give it a huge nod
Too Much chlorine flavor.....
But Iím not a full disbeliever in these folks
As I previously was, I think this shows promise, I think this is GOOD for Iowa Beer, I just hope these folks can sell enough beer/refine what theyíre doing long enough to stay viable.
(No Longer a CIB Hater)
Sledutah (3260) - Utah, USA - FEB 27, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle on the RBWG bus
Dark brown, big tan head and some lacing. Donít drink a beer when it has "meat drippings" in the description. Bad, I see a theme here.
jbruner (1202) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared on the bus at RBWG! The commercial description gets this pretty solidly, death riding a chopper with leather and meat drippings. Well, it was pretty bad, that is all I can really say about it.