jb (2905) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet aroma, smells of wart, raisins, brown sugar, alcohol. Look is dark amber with a thin head with very nice lacing. Very clear. Palate is sticky, sweet candy, bourbon, finish is malt and hops, balance is very nice to this, and liked it.
hopscotch (10563) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle… Clear, deep, dark orange lager with a small, fizzy, off-white head. Decent retention. Cocoa and caramel aroma with a tangy, fruity undertone. Full-bodied with a 2% milk mouthfeel and gentle carbonation. Medium, metallic bitterness; light caramel sweetness and ultra-mild, lactic acidity. Lengthy, medium-bitter, slightly metallic finish. A shout goes out to pepsican for shipping this brew to me!
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a beautiful crimson red colour with a sudsy off-white head that leaves some spots of lacing. The aroma is muted, but clearly hints at a harsh crytal malt flavour. Notes of berries, illusions of nutmeg, paper, and cherries. The flavour brings about a harsh winter crystal malt profile with carboard, oak, cranberry, caramel, vanilla, cherries and hop bitterness in the finish. The flavours blend well and hide the alcohol well. I don’t love this beer, as it is harsher than it is smooth, but I still feel its its under rated. The mouthfeel is thinner than it needs to be and slightly oily, with a long, slightly cloying finish.
Tmoney99 (13347) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Belmont Party. Poured dark reddish brown color with a creamy light brown head that was mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate sweet malty and small alcohol aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Moderate sweet malty toasted flavor with an average smooth bitter finish of moderate duration. My expectations where not met with a sweet soft beer.
bu11zeye (12712) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(750ml bottle) Pours an amber-brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of light toastiness and caramel. Flavor of mild hops, nuts, and caramel malt. Lacked complexity and quite uninteresting.
chef201atc (261) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear caramel colored pour with a slight head. Sweet nose. Palate is too thin. Not much going on in the flavor. A bit of a disappointment.
legion242 (2344) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Lumpfest 2008- Medium garnet with a faint head. Actually quite thin for the style. Hops overpower any malt that may have been present.
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear mostly red color with a tan head. Aroma is too subtle for me. I can detect some caramel, butter and toast, but it’s pretty bland. Taste was equally non-plussing with a similar flavor of caramel, toast, and butter. Full mouthfeel at least. This was okay, but I was rather taken aback by it’s blandness. The Double Dog is so good and the Gonzo and Horn Dog are just behind it (in my opinion), so how did they let such a cool project be so uninteresting?
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 6, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This brew makes me reevaluate after 1000 ratings my whole process of buying brews. Aroma very mild, a variety of soft malts, very tepid slightly sweet malt tastes,which doesn’t last long,drys out very quickly, slight bitter finish, has the sweetness of a doppel but thats it. Finishes watery. Some bourbon alcohol wafts in the end. Can’t remember what I paid for this,but whatever it was way over priced. The fact that I see a cork on this very average brew,with a wire restraint,and a super premium price makes me resolve that I wont pay more then 5 bucks for a brew (certain breweries exempted),unless I see a 95+ rating here
ukoolaid (579) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper with a thin off-white head. Aroma is sweet candy sugar maltiness. Taste has chocolate with roast malts. This beer is a great idea and I love that the recipe is online, but there’s really nothing special about it. Decent beer, but I’m not begging my friend that homebrews to make it.