argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(PPSG09, 750ml bottle, thanks EDA) Large beige head that mostly dissipates atop clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some smoke, light raisin, orange. Taste is sweet, raisin, caramel, light orange, smoke. Sticky full body, low carbonation.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at PilsnerPeter’s Spring Gathering. I think I was told "this is the best beer from Mexico"... and I’d have to agree. It was rather tasty. Phenomenal? No, but solid. Pours a clear still brown with no head. Light isopropyl notes on the nose, but nothing huge. Light caramel follows it up. Medium bodied with nice plum and more caramel and dark fruit. Finishes with a light bitterness. Surprisingly tasty.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
PPRBSG09. Bottle, pours a caramel brune body with a thin white head. Grain, cherry husk, salt, malty caramel and some dark fruit raisins and plum. Nice for what it is.
thewombat (112) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2009
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy light chestnut color with low carbonation. Strong brown sugar nose, Dark fruit taste, thick syrup mouthfeel. Strong caramel aftertaste. Mapley.
m4rest88 (380) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - MAY 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with an amber hue with no head.
Aroma is of dark fruits. Flavor has a somewhat dry beginning and then transitions into a very sweet ending.
Syrupy mouthfeel with lively carbonation.
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold foil 750ml. Pours with a tan to caramel colored head over a slightly hazed amber-red body. Aroma of citrus hops, prunes, chocolate, alcohol and sherry. Taste is alcohol, hops, molasses, bitterness, sherry, caramel, cardboard, and slightly smokey with a leather like character. Syrupy mouthfeel and quite warming...
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
smells slightly aged and sherry-like, with a sweet molasses background, some charred sugar, and a smidgen of hops. THe color was a nice glowing chestnut, but the head was so too thin and revealing. Very smokey and charred-sugar like flavors..balancing hop character...I like the smokey rustic nature of this though the mouthfeel is too wet and I wish it was thicker and/or creamier. Other than mouthfeel, I think the flavors are nicely unique...It hides the alcohol rather well, though you can certainly feel the warmth in your belly.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml. Pours a dark and lightly hazy blood red color. A small, foamy, khaki colored head settles to a thin film, leaving scattered, spotty lacing on the glass. The nose is pretty true to the English barleywine style, caramel and nougat driven, with notes of light toffee and dark fruit. Mild earthy and floral hops lend nice balance. Flavors mirror the nose, rich and malty with loads of toffee and caramel. Mild cocoa roast and earthy hops keep the sweetness in check. The mouthfeel is pretty solid, substantial without being cloying and balanced on the tongue. Damn solid brew. About 110% better than your average Mexican beer.
redlight (2299) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
thanks to Beerlando for this one! Rich caramel malts on the nose, molasses and toffee with hints of citrus. Pours a reddish amber with a thin white head. Rich malts, creamy mouthfeel, caramel malts, toffee, light molasses, with hints dates, citrusy hops in the finish. Probably the best beer i’ve had from mexico!
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle - a mexican treat from cartman himself; i thought he hated everything foreign? let’s see here....clear brown with thin white head...check....brown sugar, thin texture, apples and spice...pretty solid all around