hopdog (8444) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a medium to deeper amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, toasted malts, and lightly earthy. Tastes of caramel and toasted malts. Lots of caramel in the flavor.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home via trade with barak316. Thanks Bill! Pours a clear, dark rust orange appearance with a cream colored head. Quite nutty, very toasty malty, big toffee, caramel, biscuity aroma. Cracker, toasty malty, light roast, a touch fruity, nutty flavor with a somewhat bitter, floral hoppy finish. Not bad.
Sammy (8023) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enormous initial head, looks roasty, light colour. Very fresh draft-lkike taste. A bit of roast and alcohol in aroma, fairly neutral. Mild, creamyish mouthfeel, light body close to watery. Easy drink, bitter with mild roastiness.
Drake (7834) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle shared by cdumler. Thanks! Pours a clear reddish orange color with a medium head. head retention and lacing. Fine carbonation is visible. Aroma is fruity with notes of apricot, caramel and nuts. Taste is elementary school fruit cocktail... peach, pineapple, syrup and whatnot. Also caramel and some faint earthy notes. Full bodied,
3fourths (7767) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beautiful shining clear and bold copper colored body. Nose is peat and overipe bananas. Taste is straight caramel malts with a light banana yogurt flavor. Body is moderately fizzy.
GT2 (7707) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355mL stolen from tastybeer. Pours a clear fire orange with a medium, dense, rocky, sheen, yellow head with pretty good retention and spotty lace. Aroma is corn heavy, reminds me of a grainy well-made lager, lots of sweet cherry, and that characteristic Great Lakes rustic/raw maltiness. Taste is suddy at first, moving to sweet cherries, moving to almost metallic, and finishing oatmeal grainy and crackery malt heavy. Really has an insane amount of malt husk and raw malt character that Great Lakes has in all of their beers. Just too suddy on the palate.
DocLock (7421) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Capone’s. Pours chill hazy deep coppery ruby-colored with 1-finger off-tan head. Nose is roasty bready vienna malt, vinous fruit, nuts, hops. Tastes medium in palate heft, with bready malt up front and some vinous fruit and hops at mid-palate.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear copper bronze with a puffy off-white head. Aroma is mildy dry and caramely malty. Body has a nice caramel sweetness and lightly toasted sugary malt flavor. Finishes dry and grainy. A nice Irish ale. Thanks Drew!
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A Mes rate: Bottle at Tom’s UGT Pt. 2.For some reason I didn’t write any notes for this one. I think you can tell from my numbers I wasn’t exactly enamoured with it...
Dogbrick (7085) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great Lakes usually provides exemplary models for the beers they create, and the fact that this brew is merely above average is kind of a letdown. Still, it’s pretty good. Deep ruby amber color with a medium beige head and thin lacing. The aroma is roasted malt and caramel. Medium-bodied and on the carbonated side, with flavors of sweet malt, light hops and a bit of fruit. The finish is clean and somewhat sweet. Overall pretty good, but I just know GLBC could knock this one out of the park if they really wanted to.