phaleslu (5723) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
750 ml bottle from John’s Grocery- thanks, Andy! Batch 7, bottle 29, as if it matters. Pours a hazy dully amber-gold with a small off-white head. Notes of cardboard, honey, vegetables, earth, wood, lemon, and sourdough. Light-medium bodied, with a tart, vegetal mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Like all of their beers, this one sucks and is characterized by weird vegetal notes and muddled dumpster juice. Ugh. Just quit.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at RBWG 2014. Hazy amber color. Aroma of metallic burnt caramel. Taste is softly sour caramel. Weird.
jtclockwork (6932) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle at Aloft at RBWG. Pours dirty toilet water amber. Nose and taste of honey, sour tomato, acid and tomato juice. Malty. Medium body.
jcnielsen (1664) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle at aLoft courtesy of phaleslu. Pours a caramel color with white head. Veggie, olive, funky aromas. Olive, ketchup, funky flavors.
alexsdad06 (4366) - Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750 ml bottle shared by? Pours a cloudy dirty amber brown color with no head. The aroma and flavor have tomato juice, citrus, light acidity, not good, but not as bad as I would have guessed.
Ferris (1868) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - I get the tomato and a little spice. I have never seen a beer look so bad, brown cloudy with yellow bits? Tomato and some sour weird notes, soapy but drinkable.
drsordr (847) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pour hazy tan. Nose tomato juice or bloody Mary. Taste vegetal up front, Mid palate tart. Finish back to tomato.
BeerandBlues2 (9004) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small, frothy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is apple cider vinegar, vegetables, cookie malt and earthy hops. Flavor is dirty hops, vinegar, vegetables, and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation. Wow, this is bad.
UDBeernut (1422) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle from pepsican for krampus. clear amber pour, quick big fizz head. nose has rubber. tasre has underlying sweetness of luden’s cough drops, quick tart, rubber finish. da fuq?
TheAlum (5108) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle at Tony/Jim BA Birthday Extravaganza 2013 (Western Springs, IL). Pours a gently hazed amber red hue, a bit sickly with bigger cakey tannish head. Stays as a big layer, laces ok, as the bottle ends up a slow gusher. Aromas present some really odd stuff offering earthy hops, wet tannic wood, rotting vegetables, bread and wet grain. Some rubber, funkiness, and more odd elements at play. Wow. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, offering an odd bitterness, earthy undertones with soil, more rotting vegetables, plastic, touches of rubber hit the palate. Middle shows a touch of the maltbill, but not in a good way. Touches of weird plastic and medicinal band-aid elements at play. Backend and finish can’t get here soon enough as more gentle fruit, rotten and slightly tart hit as the backend and finish are a touch more enjoyable. Some bread, dry earth, touches of tartness. I would not volunteer drinking this again.