Concealer (981) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a clear orange-amber with a thin off white head that lasts. Aroma is caramel and toasted malts. Flavor is the same with light bitter notes. Light bodied.
Ratman197 (11520) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, toasated malt and light earetrhiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, toasted malt and light earthiness with a smooth lingering carmel finish.
Ernest (6838) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2012
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is light amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, malt syrup), lightly hoppy (apricot), with a note of diacetyl.
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly unclean.
Medium body, syrupy/gooey texture, lively/soft carbonation.
Wow, just awful. Ridiculously sweet and goopy-syrupy with lots of diacetyl. Savagely underattenuated and raw/clumsy. The mouthfeel is horrible, it’s like drinking phlegm. I can’t believe this was acceptable enough to the brewery to actually sell.