FROTHINGSLOSH (6382) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark caramel color with a medium sized foamy beige head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was faint tart berries and a touch of nutty malt. The flavor was nutty and a touch roasty with a faint vague tart berry note and a sour tangy finish. Medium body. Disappointing.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours copper with a pinkish/tan head. Smells of carnberries, earthy, peppery, some caramel. Tastes of pepper, tea, biscuity, some cranberry hints. Dry, earthy finish. Weird.
Suttree (5882) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Harpoon is kind of a hit or miss brewery for me, but I tend like cranberry beers in general. This one smelled like cranberry, sure enough, but also had weird, vaguely artificial note - think cranberry flavored baby aspirin. Flavor was pretty much the same. It was actually better when served really cold, which I canít think is a good sign.
jgb9348 (5484) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice deep dark copper coloured body with a deep amber and almost brown glow and a thin, one centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of malt, sugars, lemons, raspberries, citric acid, caramel and a bit of cranberries - not too potent on the fruit here. Medium-bodied; Assertive malt and caramel flavour at first with a hint of fruit and grapes near the end with only the smallest hint of cranberries at all here. Aftertaste is more thin than the initial taste and very one-dimensional - some malt and a touch of sugars, not much else. Overall, not such a great beer and missing a great opportunity to have a nice beer to pair with anything related to Thanksgiving. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Oliverís Beverage in Albany, New York on 18-November-2011 for US$2.35 sampled at home in Washington on 19-January-2012.
EithCubes (5437) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle best by 02/15/13. Nose is fruity, some cran-rasp mix with grain and leafy green hops. Dark amber red with a short tan head. Taste is lightly bitter with spikes of intense sweetness and a settling shroud of acrid tartness. Mild medium body with a little fizz but an uninteresting texture. Cranberry is muted.
ben4321 (5425) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 3/19/12
Aroma: It has something cranberry-like that isnít exactly cranberry and something that is very medicinal (Robitussin?), the cranberry Robitussin overpowers anything else that may be present in the nose here...
Appearance: It pours a transparent reddish-amber color with a small off-white head and no lace
Flavor: The taste, much like the nose, is a rather unusual combination of sweet and medicinal
Palate: Light bodied, with average-to-soft carbonation, a cloying stickiness, and an unpleasant finish
Iím sure this stuff would have made for great medicine in Chris Rockís house, but as beer it didnít work at all. No íMo Tussin Beer, and since I donít have anything else to say about this one:
"l broke my leg, Daddy poured Robitussin on it. Yeah, boy, let that ítussin get in there. Yeah, boy, let that ítussin get on down to the bone. The ítussin ought to straighten out the bone. ltís good. If you run out of ítussin, put some water in the jar, shake it up, MO íTUSSIN!"
Ernesto987 (5332) - Arizona, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2011 I think I had this too cold, donít taste any cranberries. As it is warming there is some cranberry tartness in the flavor and very light in the aroma. Itís actually not bad. Pretty good.
thornecb (5322) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep clear amber into a shaker. White head with medium retention recedes to skim surface. Bread and nut aromas. Sweet cranberry upfront turning to bitter twigs in the lasting finish.
mar (5156) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
deep copper pour with a light white head. nose is rich caramel malts, dough, and faint cranberry. decent thickness, rather surprising sweet malts, light toffee, faint tart finish.
cheap (5126) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
clean adn fresh smell but it is a little sterile in nature. good initial sizzle ont he palate. quite strong initial impact. medicinal, gets more nastly as we continue. wants to step on your tongue but does nit. some bittter astringent back of tongue thing in there. not sure if there is any realcranberry taste in thar. darker looking ale but not brown. cloying at times.