DrSilverworm (6284) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, bottled 11/16/2011. Clear brown color, light tan head leaving some lace. An interesting aroma. Very roasty, like dried herbs. My mom sampled some and said tea leaves or tobacco, I can see that. Nice sweet malty caramel / maple syrup / sweet tea taste. Pretty decent and drinkable winter ale. Interesting roasty taste. Some chocolate aroma. Decent (lighter) dark / ripe fruit aftertaste.
downender (6200) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Medium brown with a decent, off-white head. Chewy slightly sweet, cereal malts, tart fruit and a big, bitter finish. Good, but not particularly mild.
Ernest (6185) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting.
Body is dark amber to medium brown.
Aroma is moderately malty (cookie, toasted grain), with notes of grape juice, cinnamon, dirt.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, slightly unclean.
Medium to full body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Cheap and clunky smelling, kinda dump bucket-like. Somewhat dirty aftertaste as well. Not very enjoyable.
lusikka (6184) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle @ O’Hara’s.
Pours a dark brown colour with a frothy white head. Aroma of dried fruits and toasted malts. Flavour of dried fruits, nuts, bread, toasted malts and hops. Medium bodied and a thin mouthfeel. Bitterish finish. Easy and pleasant.
larsga (6177) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Biggish offwhite head. Deep brown body. Deep earthy malty aroma with peanuts and straw notes. Vivid and clear. Dry-sweetish strawy grainy earthy caramel taste with chocolatey notes. Rounded, smoothish mouthfeel. Fullish body. Dryish earthy roasty peas and wood aftertaste with caramelly notes. Excellent! (0.355l bottle, ?, CPH.)
arminjewell (6152) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark brownish pour with white head, aroma has notes of caramel, toffee, hints of slight nuts, hints of spice, earth, slight chocolate powder. Taste is a nice mix of slight cardboard, chocolate, hints of vanilla, toffee, hints of rye, finishing fairly bitter, rye in there, slightly dry.
Rastacouere (6125) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Spicy, malty and cerealic ale that lacks a bit of the usual Goose Island focus.
Interesting (and surprisingly soft) orangey, earthy, tea-like hoppiness. Chewy cerealic maltiness. A bit chaotic fruitiness (grape, apricot) leans toward leather.
Rather dull dark copper hue. The fun hops could certainly be bolder, the heavy rye would hold it up. More simple than expected.
olio (6114) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle.
Originally rated on 20101220.
Pours amber color with a medium head. Aroma of fruits, grain, coffee, some yeast notes and malts. Flavor of caramel, faint chocolate and coffee, hops, resin and grainy malts.
after4ever (6108) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at sb. Pours an opaque dark mahogany. Dense creamy tan head. Mild caramel nose with soft molasses and walnut husk accents. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Caramel, molasses, nuts, and bread crust mid palate. Mild bread crust finish.
BVery (6076) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
BOTTLE: brown pour, tan/offwhite head. Aroma of grain, light malt, almost some Belgian character to the nose. Taste was mild citrus, spice, rye. I really enjoyed this.