kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 30, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
1L impenetrable swingtop, courtesy of acrdz. Thanks, Mike! Pours a slightly hazy, orange-amber color; off-white head with patchy lacing. Basic cherry syrup, medicinal notes, and red fruits in the aroma; flabby, with a touch of balsamic. Medium mouthfeel: relaxed carbonation; chewy red fruits and overripe cherries, cough syrup (light), and very small amounts of tannins and acidity; flabby, basic presentation; not very good, not tart at all, and bland overall; touches of band-aid and very light vinegar. Medium finish: chewy red fruits and basic toastiness; balanced.
3fourths (8594) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
FUCK YOU WAX SWING TOP BOTTLE. Pours a lightly hazy medium rusty red color with an off-white head. Nose is mildly fruity, lightly acidic, a bit of cream, some soft fruit, fresh cut tobacco. Kind of a nasty flavor of creamed, stale and old. Very flabby up front, very flabby all around. Spoiled, ashy bran and crackers. Gross, sweet moldy tea. Pretty nasty.
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2008
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Liter swing-top bottle (Thanks BeerandBlues2!) Pours an amberish color with sparse fading white head. Aroma is OK, with some cranberry fruitiness and candied malts, and lactic/yogurt touch. The flavor is a complete mess. Thin and watery feel with a flavor of overly sweet/rotted fruits, medicinal notes and diacetyl. There’s also some odd grain flavors left on the palate. I guess when using adjunct, ("maize") in the mash you’re bound to fail. Oh well.
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2008
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle shared by PilsnerPeter. Well, at first the aroma of this was pretty nice, a light vinegary sour pretty close the style. But after only 30 minutes of breathing this smells certifiably rotten. The taste is far worse, at once extremely thin while being loaded with cardboard, oil, chili peppers, trash. Yuck. Really hard to drink. It’s a shame, they clearly put a lot of effort into this beer, but man is this a disaster.
decaturstevo (5432) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A sample at the sexual chocolate tasting. Slightly hazed orange pour with off white head and lace. Aroma of spiced malt. A flavor of Belgian yeast and some fruitiness. Carbonation is ok for the style. Overall a very good drinker.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2008
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Foam Rangers tasting. Dark brown pour with nose of cherries, wood, caramel malts and toffee. Flavor is rather boring, which is too bad considering the nose. Rather thin and uninviting.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 25, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The Dan Journal #156. Tasted 3/24/08. Wax dipped swing top. Slightly thin and watery. Odd meldnigincluding the "black out" middle. Caramel and burnt coffee. Sugary. Tight lingering effervescence. Meh...
swanmann (665) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This had been sitting in a corner in the garage for around 8 months. Very particulate mahogany color with mellow tan head. Aroma of warm dark fruits, plums, cranberries. I can only assume the flavor had mellowed, because I tasted a sweet, smooth, not quite winey beer. Definitely allow to come to temperature.
Beerdedone (2956) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish brown with a nice off-white head. Aroma of tart cherries, oak, caramel, and a hint of toffee. Flavor is caramel, light fruit, sourness, and some notes of toffee with a medium body and a tart fruity finish. A decent sour ale.
TURDFERGUSON (4024) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by a mystery person at the pre-sex gathering. Appearance is a cloudy orange amber with lots of yeast floating around. Aroma is slightly bready and yeasty with a bit of tartness. Flavor has a bit of tartness, some citrus, wood, and light malt. Pretty nice and smooth overall. Unlike most raters here, I thought this was pretty good.