DedicatedToFun (2292) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery in asehville, wasnt my favorite seasonal beer but smooth and easy to drink
DiarmaidBHK (3368) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Thirsty Monk South. Pours brownish with a white head. Leaves trace lacing in the glass. Not much in the nose. A slight caramel malt note on the tongue. Finishes clean. Kind of boring even given the style.
nearbeer (3602) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. Clear amber with a lasting spit of cream and bubbles. Nose is semi-scorched earthy grain and popcorn with maybe a hint of cookie. Taste is nearly over-roasted grain, pithy dried grass, earthy toffee, biscuit, and touches of tart apple and cardboard. Near-medium body is slightly more to the dry side than the typical Marzen/fest bier and has smooth, average carbonation. This is a strange beer. The aroma and initial taste have some off-putting burnt popcorn notes that fade into a pretty nice flavor. The lingering finish is actually really nice and makes me want to sip more, but then there’s the scorched grain again...
Rrauth (1115) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Amber color. Tan head. Clearish. Meh. Would be my first impression. Funky taste.
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emacgee (3963) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a soft autumn leaf amber with one finger of dirty white head. Nose is
malty with some grainy notes and herbal hop character. Earthy malt.
Flavor leans grainy/toasty at the front with a touch of sweetness. There is a persistent bitterness in the flavor that I cannot account for and does not benefit the beer. The mouthfeel needs some work too. Feels like it bottoms out at the end and has a slightly watery character with a grainy bitterness.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours a hazy amber color with a thin frothy head. Good head retention. Aroma of caramel malts and floral, earthy hops. The taste is toasted caramel malts, bitter hops, stone fruits. Medium bodied.
Suttree (5041) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at 2012 Knoxville Brewer’s Jam. Copper, loose white head. Smells like caramel and a little bit of cinnamon. Taste also has caramel and cinnamon, with a dryish finish.