gururyan (611) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had to drive up to Kansas to pick some up, been wanting to try a Free State brew. Well, it was worth the drive. Pours a clear, rich amber, no head to really speak of. Very smooth, very tasty...will have to hit the brewery next time as it’s not that much farther of a drive.
coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear reddish amber with a medium sized off white head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt and grassy, floral hops. Flavor is sweet malt with a fairly bitter hop kick. Some fruity notes. Finish is a bit odd: astringent, coffee, peanuts, slightly sour. Drinkable, balanced, complex alt. Rock Chalk.
OzarkElmo (295) - Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA - JAN 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle on Jan. 15, 2011. Pours a dark brown with thin head. A bit of smoke, nuts, caramel, bread on the nose. Smooth and flavorful, finishes well. Nice offering.
Fratto (2616) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2010
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle from Cavie. Red brown pour with an off-white head. Aroma is brown sugar, dark fruit, and lots of malt. Taste is astringent, a little vegetal, caramel, and kinda roasted.
Cavie (3798) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle courtesy drfabulous. Clear orange color with white head. Aroma is slightly chocolatey, caramel malts and some grain. Flavor is watery malts with some dry bitterness. Easy drinking with not a lot goin on.
mattcoats (47) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 13, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is light and slightly nutty. No hops (floral or otherwise) evident on the nose. Mouthfeel is acceptable yet very light with a quick finish. Not the greatest beer around but light refreshing and drinkable.
jaycount (7) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - NOV 21, 2010 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good ale. Not alot of extra flavors thrown in, but a good taste of hops. Will be in my normal rotation as long as I can keep getting it around town.
BeerandBlues2 (9730) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear tawny with an average, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is average malt (nutty, toast, biscuit, caramel), average hops (grassy, earthy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates. Flavor is average malt (nutty, toast, biscuit, caramel), average hops (grassy, earthy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates. Medium body, low warmth, medium carbonation, low creaminess with a dry finish.
adnielsen (9134) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2011 On tap @ Free State. Burnt red appearance with a cream colored head. Nutty, caramel malty nose. Creamy mouthfeel. Slightly nutty, caramel malty flavor with some balancing hops. Good American Altbier.
Ratman197 (9875) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas mof cocoa, carmel and earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness and light cocoa with a smooth dry lingering earthy finish.