YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This was a rather uninspired brew. Copper with a weak off-white head. Lackluster aroma of hops and malt. Somewhat sweet but not in any appealing manner. Thin and watery.
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 3, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
attractive beer. shiny copper with fruity brown undertones. Treacly head the lingers for a little while. Nose is decent. Sour apples and dried apricots. Maris otter backbone. Excellent sweetness. Sticky even. However there is a strnage watery soapy background. Flavors at first are very sugary. Caro syrup and brown sugar. Carbonation floods the mouth and then an astringent bitterness. Citrusy but leaving something to be desired. Too carbonated for the style and not enough presence in the mouthfeel to make this a good pass at the style. Astringent bitterness is at first nice and then overwhelming. All in all not the worst of its kind but I wouldn’t drink this every day.
Ungstrup (29482) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A hazy orange beer with an orange head. The aroma is sweet malty with a light touch of fruit. The flavor is sweet malty again with a light touch of fruit, leading to a bitter end. A boring beer.
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Clear amber golden with an off-white head. Light aroma of caramel and hops. Rather thin body with caramelish accents. Lightly fruity with a very discreet bitterness. Too discreet. 200606
1FastSTi (3338) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours to a brownish orange body with no head. The aroma is something like tomato and cabbage soup. The flavor is a odd "spicy"/"earthy" hop. The palate is middle of the road.
MIBRomeo (2561) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours a reddish copper color w/ a thick lacing and a nice small bubbled off white head. Aroma is english toffee and a bit of earthy vegetables (tomato soup and dirt maybe)... very odd and not very good. Palate is fairly light but well carbonated. Flavor is very light some basic breads touch of other grains some light carmels... blah!
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottled shared by Blake. Clear dark amber body under a thin light tan head. Odd aroma - old tomatoes, cigar wrapper, earth all over subtle brown malt. Medium mouthfeel but a very light flavor. Green apple skin and plant stem hops alongside lightly chocolately and caramel malt. The bottle says "ridiculously tasty" but I’m calling BS on that. Pretty boring stuff.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUN 8, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red-tinged copper pour with a small white head. Pleasant grainy aroma, toasted rye bread, and a faint hint of earthy hops. Slightly chewy carmel flavor with more bitterness than the faint hop aroma would indicate. A bit more body than I expect for the style, but it does make a glass of this feel satisfying.
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JUN 7, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle (stamped "112605") via trade with Degarth, thanks Joe!) Pours cloudy amber orange with a nice biscuit head. Aroma fairly hoppy, also caramel, vanilla and malt. Mouthfeel fairly smooth and full, a little dryish. Small rings of weepy lacing. Flavor is moderate bitterness overlaying light caramel, very light fruity hops, vanilla and maltiness. Pretty nice.
jhwarfield (125) - USA - JUN 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours amber with white head. not very carbonated. This beer was surprisingly quafable.