hayduke (3545) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 22-oz bottle as Hometown Pizza in McCall, ID, this poured s dark gold with a robust off-white head and light lacing. Nose of caramel malts and floral hops. Medium in body. Smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is tasty and with some nuts. Light bitter finish. Tasty and goes good with the pizza.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA, opened 3/28/11. Pours a clear copper color with a medium tan creamy head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of toasted malts, caramel and very faint stone fruits. The taste is bready notes, toasted malts, plums and other fruits, caramel. Medium bodied. The ABV isn’t what I’d call a mild ale, but its still a pretty nice beer.
l1br4r14n (451) - Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA - JUL 26, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber. Light aroma of caramel and grass. Light flavor and crisp with a touch citrus hops and bitter finish.
portableparty (1993) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Release # 3. Pours clear amber with a quick fluffy white head. Aroma is grassy hay malt with what I will call subtle apple scents. Taste is nice caramel malt and a crazy chocolate vanilla taste in the background along with some pepper. Palate is slick and chaulky with a nice dry finish. Solid tasty brew with no hoppiness.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 14, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Pours an amber color with a nice head. The nose is malty with light crisp hop note. Tastes amberish and kind of bland frankly with a "mild" mouthfeel, not much for roast or malt, or maltiness in general. The hops are the only addition that do this any justice.
gsmitty80 (1902) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting beer that i enjoyed very much. Brown color with little to no head or carbonation. Malty taste and good mouthfeel. I will surely check out this style again and this beer if i can find it. Would be interested to see how it would taste with nitrous.
Trev (1975) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark gold pour with a medium white foamy head.
aroma is light caramel maltiness, some woody hop and hints of dark fruits.
Flavour is bready, medium sweetness, stronger dark fruit tones. Some black tea as well. Light bitter finish.
radagast83 (5323) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Poured a clear medium-orange color with a large white head. Aroma was biscuit, malts, hops. Flavor was light, sweet malts, biscuit. Was pretty decent, well priced bomber.
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from release #3. Orange color with some small straw yellow highlights. A small white head was present upon pouring, but it quickly faded after a couple of moments. Lightly fruity aroma with some apple juice, caramel, and a nice dose of honey. Taste is light some fruit, toast, with a slight crisp, semi-dry finish. I’m not picking up on any of the nuttiness that this beer supposedly has. Maybe that’s what is missing to me mid-palate.
ekoerper (592) - Iowa, USA - JUN 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: malty and toasty, touch of caramel, faint hint of chocolate, no hop presence. Pours a somewhat hazy light amber color, thin white head with a couple minutes of retention, leaves decent lacing. Flavor is nice and toasty, biscuit with a hint of chocolate or roast and some caramel. Bitterness is subdued, minimal hop flavors. Medium body, low carbonation, light and smooth on the palate. A very nice, easy drinking beer, and seems to be pretty accurate to style. I think this is spot-on for what the brewers were shooting for.