ElGaucho (2117) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 21, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at pig & fiddle. Belgian aroma. Murky, dark copper. Thin off white head. Sweet, Belgian candi sugar flavor. Saisony. Really good.
SudsMcDuff (5360) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle .. pours a medium tan, light foam .. . light spice and a touch of yeast, wow- muddled and off putting .. . didnít enjoy .. . Oh very good. Is there any way we can enhance your dining experience by hurting an animal?
deyholla (5395) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 9, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared by someone at October Houston tasting. Pours a clear deep gold with a white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma has sweet grains and hay with a bit of a steamed veggie note. Flavor has a lot of deep grain and bread with a hint of steamed veggies.
Tmoney99 (9606) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt, rye and nut aroma. Medium to full body and a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met with a drinkable complex beer.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4292) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark red-brown color with lots of debris and a medium sized creamy orange-white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was strong sour toasted caramel with a sweet and very malty presence. The flavor was strong toasted caramel, faint sour cherries and undertones of bread and honey. The finish was long, sweetish, fruity and had lingering caramel. Thick and smooth body. Excellent.
DasBierChef (1080) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear, dark amber with a thin white head that fades quickly leaving behind a little lacing. Aroma is primarily malty and has a bit of citrus hoppyness too. Flavor has a robust amount of tasty malt and rye. Some hoppy bitterness coming through in the end. A very pleasant surprise!
Damico (2211) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer pours very light for a strong ale, so quirky. Apparently everyone at TJs asks if it is the right beer since it is so light in color. The aroma of Belgian yeast dominates with sweet notes and that unique rye aroma. The flavors are sweet with rye notes on a medium syrupy body. The rye notes come in at the end with light hops.
DalzAle (1844) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark orange pour, a little lasting carbonation and a really nice nutty/sweet aroma. Flavor is leather, raisins, cloves and nice and caramelly all the way through to a pleasantly sweet finish, Canít believe Iíve passed this one over for so long.
NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Old Fashioned. Pours a deep copper with a sticky white head and clear. Nose is very estery with cherry notes and soft red apple as well. Also a non-descript fruitiness coupled with a spicy phenol note and rye bread. On tasting, fully flavored, light alcohol and more of the fruitiness. The phenols and rye dry out the finish. Pretty solid overall.
vikingguy (693) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Attractive ruby red color with foamy white head; some fine floating sediment. Mellow sweet malt aroma. Nice taste: Like the aroma, it has a mellow sweet malt flavor. Notes of caramel, brown sugar, honey and vanilla. Medium body; hops are fairly mild. Quite cloying but overall a nice taste. I drank a beer recently called Monks Blood and this kind of reminds me of that.