OldMrCrow (2405) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Prufrockstar, this one allows me to (re)complete the set of all beer styles.
Pours a deep orange-brown into my stemmed Stella glass, fluffy white head along the top. Aroma of slightly grassy hops, malts like ritz crackers with peanut butter. Somewhat sweet, shortbread, a little bit of iron through the middle, bit of hops in the close. I don’t get all that much cascade here. Very easy to drink, quaffable and just the right degree of carbonation. This is not just the 75th style tick -- it’s actually pretty darn good!
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Burnt orange, amber/gold hues. Beautiful beer! Aroma of caramel apple with a slight spice. The taste follows the aroma with some earthy pine notes. Medium clean mouthfeel. The name session fits this series perfectly! So smooth and drinkable!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Prufrockstar (1980) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2014 Bottle. Took me awhile to track this down on the tail end of the season, but still well before the "best by" date. It’s a fun change from chasing $20/bomber limited releases to looking all over town for a $12 12 pack. Anyway, pours copper with nice white head. Aroma is that of dark fruits, caramel, maybe some biscuit -- not too far removed from a scotch ale, actually. A little nutty. Taste: slightly sweet, caramel, fruit, biscuit and spice. Actually, this is totally pleasant. Medium body, average carbonation, mouth-coating texture. Overall: super easy to drink, pretty tasty. I’m not upset to have so many bottles, actually.
conway (2210) - - JAN 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Clear dark copper with a little ring of off white head. Aroma is metallic with fruity esters. Taste is almost like caramel apple with a slightly spicy finish. Crisp, effervescent mouthfeel. I could drink a million of these.
DrinkinWell (389) - - JAN 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a translucent amber. Aromas are very subtle, hints of clove and cinnamon. Tastes slightly bitter, with hints of lemon zest, citrus, and sweet malts. Not bad (not great either).
wchesser (1900) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Some caramels malts on the nose. Amber color. Slightly chemically aftertaste. Pretty much what you would expect.
jbruner (3999) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared thanks to stevencon! Pours a clear golden brown with thin off-white last head that sticks lightly. Aroma is bready malt and slight alcohol, lager yeast fruitiness. Taste follows, clean and crisp, easy to drink. Medium carbonation, pretty solid beer, but nothing crazy.
DCLawyer (2686) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle->mini lager. Clear amber with small white head. Caramel malt dominates, with some citrus hops and spice notes. Kinda boring, but easy to drink.
ElGaucho (2393) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Malty aroma with some caramel. Crystal clear dark amber. Thin white head. Malty drinkable flavor with some hint of holiday spice. Solid beer that is better when it’s cold.
asedzie (786) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours deep amber with thin head. Nose is malt forward with notes of caramel, toastiness and mild berry-like fruit. Flavor is very rich - a very full palate for a relatively light beer that is composed of a range of lightly sweet caramel flavors and very nice bread-like character. Malt notes in the taste are followed by a good amount of mildly bitter noble-like hop flavors and a lasting slightly resinous hop finish. Great stuff.