GTAEgeek (1927) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Estes Park Winter Festival. Bronze color, with a big, foamy, tan head. Butterscotch and toffee up front, with some resinous hops and bread dough in the finish. Sweet, with an underlying bitterness. Medium body, chalky, and smooth. This is a pretty good example. Good maltiness, but a little overhopped.
PorterPounder (7321) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grand Junction, CO - College Liquors - 12 oz can. Dark copper, slightly hazy pour with a tight snow white head. Aroma has some peanut shells, a touch of toffee. Earthy flavor, a touch of mint, some light subtle citrus bitterness. Clean, even mouthfeel.
ben4321 (5688) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the brewery, 11/24/15. Amber-orange pour. Streaky lacing. Citrus hop, some bready and caramel flavors. Spice comes through as well. Average to lively carbonation.
Bill Becker (807) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2 ounce can.
Pours a clear copper colour with a small head of foam that shrinks quickly but not entirely. Lacing is pretty good.
It smells pretty hoppy but underneath, I get a notable aroma of caramel malt.
Taste wise, it’s pretty much 50-50 with the sweet vs the bitter. Except in the finish where it is decidedly bitter. The sweet isn’t all that sweet either. More of a semi sweet flavour that I would usually associate with something like molasses. There’s also a hint or 2 of onion or something vegetal, like what you get in some of the IPAs. A bit distracting that is.
Travlr (21421) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at the Great Nebraska Beer Festival. Clear amber brown color, tan head. Aroma of lightly burnt caramel. Taste is earthy caramel. Nice.
zoucrew102 (1376) - - JUL 10, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Floral, grassy aroma with caramel and some hops. Pours reddish-amber colored with a large tan head, dispersing quickly, as well as decent retention and some lacing. Starts with floral/grassy notes with a bit of caramel. Finishes dry but fairly smooth with piney hop bitterness sticking to the palate afterward. Drinkable brew, not bad.
HuskerTan (1700) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - MAY 11, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A- Malty, spices, cereal, subtle caramel.
A- Brown color, murky liquid, tan head.
T- Malty, spices, bread, earthy, subtle banana, roasty, cereal.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation,
O- Quite malty and lots of spice. I was expecting some nuttiness to it but not was present and instead there was a hint of banana. Middle of the road beer. Looks like sewage water too.
dmac (5589) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz can. Poured a clear mahogany brown under a smaller creamy light beige head. Aroma is nutty, bread, dough, earthy, wet tree branches. Flavor is dough, earth, wet bark, rotting flower stem. Meh
Block (2207) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this one in a cool can along the side of the last stage of the 2014 US Pro Challenge going over lookout Mountain. It was a good beer to have with a turkey sandwich on a hot day.
RobertDale (5435) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Comes reddish brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of malt and caramel. Taste is malt, caramel, fruit, grain, and a bit of hops. Pretty good.