redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft @ redlight redlight. Light fruits on the nose, peaches, nectarines, with hints of grapefruit on the nose. Pours a reddish amber with a thick white head. Smooth caramel malts, with an assertive hop bite with grapefruity flavors. The texture is very creamy and smooth.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Umber color with a tall taupe head. Not a strong nose on this one. Iíve got three different glasses going trying to pick thinks up. Heavy dark caramel, toasted malt, hints of alcohol, earthy hops and some honey roasted peanuts. Not the most balanced or clean smelling. Very soft and rich feel. Light cherry flavor start that leads to raisins and plums in a mild alcohol stew. A bit of malt comes into play in the finish, but the linger is more woody and has some fortified wine qualities. Alcohol is also more noticeable in the finish and linger. Not clean strong lager, but it does not come off as a malt liquor, like to many of this ilk do. Actually after some time a the linger has some decent toasted/caramel malt remembrances.
BREWMUSKCLES (2224) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2009 SLICK sticky and sweet with little alcohol apparent. raisin and plum like in touch of cherry wine and with moderate carbonation at best. soft in mouthfeel as well. dark malty and with touch of wood.
Drake (8322) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 ounce bottle from somewhere.... I canít recall sadly. Pours a reddish tinted brown with a medium head. Average head retention with good lacing. Aroma is caramel and berry-like fruit notes. Taste is toffee, bread, slight hops. Full bodied.
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JAN 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear coppery brown with just a touch of tan head. Nose has some chocolate and toffee notes. Big malty flavor with a bitter finish. Full body. Not bad.
swoopjones (5725) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap @ Hop Devil Grill, NYC. Pours a pretty dark amber. Rosty, nutty Malty nose. Taste is roasty & sweet mats. Never heard of th e brewery before but not too bad
Maverick34 (2213) - New York, USA - JUL 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at waterfront. Poured a darkier burnt siena with a medium to mild head. Malts, breads, a caramel taste but a bit o a hops finish. Not bad.
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Spuyten Duyvil. Deep dark amber beer with a thin white head. Aroma is quite malty and toasty. Some nice plummy/nutty malts and a bit of brown sugar. Flavour is very clean and quite tasty. Fresh clean but rich toasty malts. Lingering sweetness but the finish is so clean that it never gets cloying. I didnít know these guys could make a lager this good. Very nice doppelbock.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 25, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at The Diamond: Pours a brownish amber with lots of clarity and a think, creamy dense tan head. Sweet bready malt aroma with some mild nutty notes. Very thick and creamy feel to the body. Sweet malt dominated flavor of honey, dough and caramel. Thereís just a touch of nuttiness when it warms. Not much bitterness is in there. Itís a bit sweet, but itís decent for an American Dark Lager. I never really enjoy this style.
getalife2k5 (7) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2008 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2008 Coney Island Human Block Head on tap at Blind Tiger Ale House. Served in a 1/2 pint snifter. Poured with no head and only a light ring around the glass. Reddish brown in color, like Cola. Smelled malty, like caramel, brown sugar, raisin and plum... like a light brown ale. some slight alcohol was detected in the aroma. it tasted like a brown lager, sweet, with caramel, molasses, raisin and honey smoothness. ended with the slightest hop bitterness. is it an Octoberfest? An American Strong? well, it is a lager... the 8.8% is very nicely warming, and not detectable in the taste. this doesnít really seem like a summer beer, and not my preference in style, but pretty good for whatever it is.
the tap handle was pretty cool, shaped like a bottle the label had a cartoonish depiction of the Human Block Head himself, boulder on his head and handle bar mustache and devilish goatee, hammering a nail into his nose.