ebrowner88 (123) - Rice, Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not much aroma. What is there is a slight caramel/cola. Not much head and what it does have dissipates rapidly. Surprisingly it has pretty nice lacing. The taste is great! Matly but also very refreshing. Very mild hop finish. This would make an outstanding session beer. I wasn’t expecting much but I was pleasantly surprised.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
botle, thanks to swalden28, clear orange color with a thin nutty caramel aroma and flavor
drpimento (2086) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
I looked at the website description before sampling. It was served with a nice cream colored to very light tan, fine head, that slowly subsided to a ring around the top, a tiny bit of lace, some bubble streams. Color was a nice clear medium amber. Aroma was beery and a bit of malt. Flavor was mainly sweet with a little malt thrown in. Body and carbonation were ok. Finish was like flavor. Fairly shallow overall. The darker color, I think, predisposes one to think there’s more malt in here than there is. Not planning on having more.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with fizzy beige head. Aroma doesn’t have much to it, a bit of grain. Flavor is the same. Light and watery with high carbonation. Nothing to it.
XmnwildX12 (2077) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2011 Had this on tap at my favorite bar. I absolutely love the nutty flavor that it has, and it is very drinkable and has become a staple in my fridge.
crossovert (6134) - Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2011
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
A slight step above grain belt, there is definitely more malt here, but still, c’mon its pretty terrible.
bluemooner (583) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a clear amber with a small, fizzy, white head. Aroma is mild and grainy with hints of biscuits, caramel, and light floral hops. Flavor is mild hops, caramel, corn, and hints of nuttiness and musty notes. Thin bodied and very carbonated. Rather disappointing actually, though not terrible.
heemer77 (5079) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 14, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light copper body with a thin white head. The nose is a little bit of walnut along with raw bread dough. There is also a little whiff of apple. The taste is sweet caramel with some bread dough. The finish is malty with lots of old toffee and some dust. A little sweet tea character throughout. This is decent.
pkbites (640) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 12, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
A lovely pour. Dark amber with a creamy off white head. Some good lacing and spotting on the glass. Aroma is of metal, grass, and just a bit of caramel and bakery. But not enough caramel and bakery nose to save this. Watery mouth feel. Little malt and hops. Almost no after taste. This looks a lot better than it tastes. A pity because it looks so nice.
IdahoBeer (28) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 19, 2011
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I had a lot greater expectations on this one. Good aroma, great tradition, but pretty non-descript flavor with a slight offensive after taste.