jcwattsrugger (10903) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle @Noogfest4.0-thanks unclejedi–pours a disappearing off white head and copper color. Aroma is peat, medium malt, cherry. Taste is peat/smoke, medium malt, cherry, wood, faint/some earthy hops.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Source: Brewfest, Asheville
clear blood red, frothy tan head, nice sweet carmel malt aroma blended with earthy hops, light body, good carmel malt flavor and nice earthy hops and smoke to balance but lacking the depth that you can’t get and be within the 6% limit, disappointing, touch of sweetness,
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Tmoney99 (9964) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample at Knoxville Brew Jam. Poured a brown color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted caramel malt aroma. Medium body. Medium balanced flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Smooth flavorful brew, my expectations where met.
Drake (7834) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the brewery. Pours a dark amber color with a large head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of toffee, peat, green apple and other fruity notes. Taste is caramel, toasted malts and a fruity finish. Medium bodied.
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap (I think) at the Preservation Pub (I think - notes a bit of a mess), Knoxville on 9 July 2006. Have to say this didn’t make too much of an impression on me. Unsurprisingly, sweet fruity malt and caramel dominate. Mouthfeel is mellow, tending towards soft, and quite thin. Not much hop in evidence. OK but unremarkable. Not a style I’m too keen on anyway.
SudsMcDuff (5644) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
... and i was going to buy that ivory back scratcher .. thanks for the bottle Mr Lou K .. . Pours a dark prune, low foam .. . as i poured noticed quite a lot of sediment, so i just through back the last 1-2 inches of liquid .. . light cola, sweet malts, molasses, and dimoxinil .. . delicious playful sweetness with a slight brown tartness, good stuff.. . why don’t you just call the pharmacy??
because i don’t have a 1000 bucks!!!
Skyview (5104) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Received 12-oz bottle from family friend who visited Tennessee. Pours a clear light brownish amber colored brew with a fast dissolving off-white head that dissipates nearly clean. Aroma of both caramel and golden grain malt, a hint of floral hops and a touch of smoke. Taste is light to medium bodied, very little carbonation with flavors of tart fruit, caramel malt and very little hop presence. Finish is slightly tart with a mild smoke and caramel malt aftertaste.
TheBeerGod (5003) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle brought back from Tennessee by my friend Alan. Ruddy brown pour with a short light tan colored head. Aroma is slightly smokey/ashy with caramel, sweet malt, and berries. Taste was more smokiness/ashiness along with sweet malt, caramel, and slightly tart fruit (berries or cherries). Body is light-medium with a mild, prickly carbonation. Light tartness as well. Ends with more caramel, tart fruit, ash, and sweet malt.
Suttree (4866) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, with thin tan head. Huge malty, bready, veggie aroma. Very smooth, rich palate. Hints of coffee in an earthy, smoky finish. Not bad. Sampled at the 2005 Music Ciry Brewer’s Fest.
decaturstevo (4614) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 27, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Barley Knoxville. A dark brown/amber pour. A taste of roasted malt and a slight warmness. A sweetness in the taste with a wisp of bitter. Good carbonation and palate. Maybe I enjoyed this beer because it was my first of the day, but I enjoyed it and was surprised at the difference in my rating and the score. What the hell I liked it.