SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours gold with white head. Aroma has hints of hop but unfortunately signs of vegitable. Nice malt backbone, subtle grain with a somewhat hint of vegitable. Light body, high carbonation. Is ok.
ALLOVATE (2458) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Orange amber with an oily transparency and intermittent fine carbonation. Light, whispy head that lingers as but a ring of white on the meniscus. Strong cereal and barnyardy malt in the aroma with evident, almost vinous alcohol spice. Dominant sweet malt palate, sticky and and gammy as it warms. Light spice in back, grainy, sweet granola-esque swallow. DMS is evident, but not haunting. Body is medium to light with light carbonation and a foamy mouthfeel. Not much in the way of hop definition. Not Eurolagerish but borderline. Bland overall. (33cL, BB 11/10/12, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to crusianbeer. Poured gold with a white head. Aroma was sweet, grain, and slight hop. Flavor was the same plus medium body and medium carbonation.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - APR 9, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Solid if uninspired. Could describe any beer I have had from Harrington’s, bar the Big John. The strongman mine is a great back story. Very much a Belgian inspired strong pils with a full body, but without any particular flavour jumping out to grab you. A touch phenolic, but very straight forward.
Davros (1999) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours amber with a small head.
Nose shows caramel and spicy resinous hops. Pretty malty, almost melanoidin-like.
Similar malty flavours, more caramel and nutty characters. Finishes with a plain bitterness.
Pretty syrupy, thick body, a bit off-putting.
davidm (1937) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 330ml. Great lager. Aromas of honey, butter, caramel, and a hint of alcohol. Taste starts sweet, with bitterness taking over for a long finish. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Dark yellow, with a thin head.
Jimthechap (1743) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yellow-gold with a soft, pillowy white head and obvious carbonation. The aromas aren’t very forthright, but what there is malt driven, slightly skunky but not so that it is off-putting. The flavour is tangy, like tangerines but not mouthwringingly sour. The hops come through with a soft bitterness toward the middle of the tasting while the tongue bubbles and is tantalised by mouthfeel. This is a beer that I’m glad I took a chance on (as there was an Emerson’s Bookbinder sitting near it that was beckoning). The finish is tangy and lovely (like a favourite niece) long after the event of imbibing. Excellent stuff.
Stew41 (1742) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Definitely strong ale in style complete with funky pongy malt character that you sometimes see in the classic English styles. Takes a little getting used to actually as the funkiness borders on being fault-like (kinda like oxidisation in wine I guess). Makes for a distinctive beer at the very least.
omega (712) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 20, 2014
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Real lack of flavour. If you wanting to get smashed quickly then this could be the beer for you.
deusax (448) - Grenoble, FRANCE - APR 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap from Harrington’s brewery. Some grassy aroma. Taste bitter hops and malts, pretty dry but enjoyable. medium bitterness.