satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
aroma is diluted caramel, moreso grainy pils malt then any developed toffee. appearance is nearly still, spotty head, small ring, no lacing, burnished amber, ultra polished. flavor is bizarre sweetness, licorice, coffee liqueur. some cherry, alternate fruits, caramel reveals in time. mouthfeel is lightly slimy, hint of syrupyness
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2009
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle ala Bob. Light umber color with a smaller light taupe head. Toasted grain and touch of toffee in the nose. Not a strong and clean scent, more a amber aroma. Tart berries attack the flavors. Seems a popular problem with the bottles for this brewer. Really no were to travel with this one. Unlike the 1853, there is little left to comment on. I shall certainly make it back for a fresh sample. I will say infected bottle is much different than a on old bottle. While this maybe both. An old bottle without infection still will bear a decent signature of the past. Looking at past rates this is not the first time.
badgerben (4534) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Skyview. Copper color with a small head. Dry grain aroma. Dry caramel and toasted malt taste. A little nuttiness. Finishes a bit like wet cardboard, but not enough to ruin the brew.
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 18, 2008
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep copper/amber color with a very nice off white head. Dry taste with a hint off toffee and a mild hop bite.
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - OCT 2, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper pour with no head. Very malty nose. Taste of bread crust, malt and a slight hop profile with a dry finish.
JK (4750) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I liked this quite a bit. Full malt body, dry, some salt and grain. Sweet for the style, and unusually thick palate. Thanks Skyview.
Skyview (5282) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sneak preview of 2008 vintage at the Oshkosh brewpub location. Pours a semi-clear brownish amber brew with an average off-white head that has some nice retention and spotty lacing. Aroma of bready and roasted multi-grain malt, a touch of toffee and honey. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonation with flavors of roasted semi-sweet multi-grain malt, a hint of yeast and some toffee. Finish is semi-sweet a little grainy with a nice malty aftertaste. It’s a little darker octoberfest than what I am used to but a soild beer overall.
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I thought it was pretty good. Only rated a "3" in appearance, but I liked the dark color -- just not right for the type. Good malty flavor, and not at all unpleasant.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Burnt Gold Color with no Head. Light Burnt Malt Aroma. Caramel Malt, Roasted Grains..Burnt Flavor Lingers Throughout the Beer. Interesting Take on an Octoberfest.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 9, 2006
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bready aroma with some diacetyl, dark amber , almost to dark for the style, whoa bitter and sour, this beer is infected, mouthfeel ok . May be old