Cornfield (5325) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This pours a mahogany body with a creamy beige head that thickly laces the glass. The first hit on the aroma is from a generous northwestern hopping with pine and grapefruit coming through. The malt aroma that does manage to escape is roasted and nutty. Medium-bodied, it delivers an earthy, roasted malt flavor with plenty of hop bitterness. The finish is a roasted bitterness. Very nicely done.
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StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2005
3.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Palatine location. Not an Irish Ale by any means - it’s more like a cross between an ESB and a brown. It smells like a stable. Taste does a 180 from the aroma - nice, crisp, strong and nutty bite. There’s an incredible spicy quality about this that is followed-up by bittering agents. This is a well done session ale.