Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice to see this one return after a nine-year absence. On draught at the Grumpy Troll brewpub in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin. Pours a clear golden amber colored brew with an average off-white head the slowly dissipates and leaves behind some spotty lacing. Aroma of fruity and golden caramel malt with a hint of Scotch Ale character with a hint of melon. Taste is medium bodied, soft carbonation with flavors of toasted caramel malt, floral hops and some Munich and caramel multi-grain. Finish is semi-sweet, Vienna malty some a mild bitterness.
JPDIPSO (5667) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber color with little/no head. Sweet malt and vinous aroma. Strong alcohol and malt flavors that are somewhat vinous. With the strengh and flavors, wonder if some strange gnome got into the yeast.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 8, 2003
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Orangish red color, and an almost flowery aroma. I definately tasted apple in this, and think I noticed orange, caramel and cinnamon as well. Left kind of an acidic mouthfeel afterwards. Seemed to be too thick, almost syrupy. I need to try this again someday.