Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JUL 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy light brown like a rootbeer float ice cream bar with a thin beige cap. The nose is of toasty, almost burnt, dark caramel malt with a mild fruity undertone. Medium-bodied with a mineral quality that leads into a drying, toasty finish. Toasty burnt caramel malt, astringent with a mild peatiness. A solid example of the style.
LilBeerDoctor (3440) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy amber brown with a nitro head. Aroma of sweaty hops, caramel malt, and alcohol. Flavor of sweet fruit juice and toasted malt. A strong palate with alcohol notes. An interesting beer though and fun to try.
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque medium brown with a creamy white head. Musty molasses and malt aroma and taste with a sharp cereal grain finish. Pretty good.
boto (1844) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
10oz draught in a flute @ Brewpub: This one pours an opaque dark amber color. There was a bit of a frothy off white head that leaves a fair amount of lacing. The nose has a lot of caramel malt to it. Some sweetness and earthy notes also. Faint fruits also. The taste is good. It is fairly full bodied, and just a touch sweet. Somewhat dry finish. Lots of hops to balance the sweetness in this one. Maybe some raisins also. Nice.
Indra (2607) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Sweet, fruity aroma, estery and rich with notes of bread, brown sugar, banana, plum, raisin, apple and faint bubblegum. Opaque iced tea coloration with a fine, off-white head. Flavor profile is fruity, sweet and malty, some leafy hop flavor present as well, with more dark, dried fruit, toasty and caramel malts, banana esters and finishing with a spicy bitterness and moderate alcoholic warmth. Sticky, warming, smooth, mouth-coating feel, body is quite full. Crosses over into the Old Ale territory, in my opinion. Interesting stuff.
theisti (3215) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
~10 oz Tulip at the brewpub. Pour is hazed brown, hint of orange copper with a smallish off white head. Aroma is raisin sweet fruitniness, malty, maybe a touch of floral honey top of that. Taste is sweet and malty, more of an apple honey, really none of the raisin I got from the nose. The sweet lingers throughout, picks up some floral in the finish. Palate is medium, active carbonation, and the sweet lingering finish. As it warms, I get some of the dried fruit raisin sweet. Nice enough as a warmer, a bit sweet for my personal tastes.
beastiefan2k (2408) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
10oz at the brewpub. Astringent herbalness mixes with sticky and sweet malts. Doesn’t seem to make sense that those two elements can both be there. Its a muddy, unclear, brown color, with medium clarity and light radiating from the sides of the beer. The beer definitely has a British yeast feel. The mouthfeel is fuller but the beer is not heavy. It was weird to see the elements combined. I picked up on a powerful herbalness that did not vibe with the sweet side of the beer. It was drinkable but just not my bag of tricks.