Drake (8550) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served on draft at Whole Foods Market, Charlottesville, VA on 7/19/11. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a medium sized creamy head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of sweet malts, corn, vanilla and a toasty finish. The taste is vanilla, corn, toasted malts and a faintly hoppy finish. Medium bodied. I like this one a great deal.
unclemattie (4185) - Georgia, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Golden orange color, White head. Hightly active carbonation , rapidly cascading to the surface. Malt aroma, with fruit. Has hints of grain, corn, and a bit of straw. Tastes of a hearty, "high quality" malt liquor, with a dry malt flavor. Loads of cereal character in the creamy body. A touch of alcohol flavor as well. Finishes with a touch of grassy hops, but mostly cereal malt. Imperial Cream Ale.
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(22 oz from Oak Street Provisions) Golden, just a bit of haze. Three or four fingers of off-white head. Sweet honey-vanilla aroma with floral and fruity hops. Smooth, lightly prickly palate. Flavor is sweet and malty with medium bitterness overlaying. Honey-caramel and vanilla with hints of licorice and hay. Not really hot but ABV is noticeable. Nice bitter hit in finish. Kind of a nice, brash imperfect big lager. I enjoyed drinking it.
Ratman197 (9808) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber courtesy of BeerandBlues2 ( Thanks Brad) poured a clear gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of bread, fruittiness, light straw and a hint of earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, light fruittiness and a hinmt of earthiness with a crisp dry finish.
Strykzone (4931) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. This poured with some copper hue and was clear. A decent head that was off white and the retention was ok. A fruit and spice aroma. Flavor also had nice fruit and it was well hopped with spicy floral hops. Some cinnamon and caramel made this a sweet beer but the hops were dry. Not a bad beer at all.
Jayklew (29) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2012 22oz bomber into tulip Note: Bought this for my wife, who likes lagers, but is starting to enjoy a bit more flavor in her beers. This fits the bill perfectly. -Aroma is very slight. Nothing strong stands out. A bit of citrus. A little bit of yeast. -Appearance is nice. Pour left only a little head on top that went away very quickly. Golden color with a tiny layer of head that remains just around the edges of the glass. -Flavor is slightly bitter with a bit of sweet up front. A bit of alcohol becomes noticeable upon drinking a bit more. -Mouth feel is smooth with noticeable bubbles. Coates the mouth more than a lager would. -Overall an interesting beer that is better than most lagers or pilsner. It was well worth the try and will make a repeat appearance in my fridge.
BeerandBlues2 (9690) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear orange/gold with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy biscuit, cereal, and meal malt with faint corn notes; some light spicy hops and alcohol finish out the nose. Flavor is moderate malt with light spicy hop bitterness and faint alcohol. Sweet corn and fruity notes come in late. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours a clear deep bronze golden with a stringy-lacing white head. Has a sweet pale malty nose with some noble hops and a touch of light fruity esters. Starts with good fullness and clean sweetness with a touch of light caramel and earthy bitter balance before a drier, slightly warming bittersweet finish. True to style and fairly drinkable.
joergen (20742) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at yespr.
Clear golden coloured with a medium sized white head.
Malty aroma of hay, caramel, grass and hops.
Malty flavour of caramel, hay, marzipan, grass and hops.
Elwood (3168) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a clear gold color with a decent sized head of white foam. The nose is sweet and grainy, but otherwise nondescript. Pretty smooth on the tongue with notes of sweet grain, light hops on the back end, and some alcohol. Reminds me of a top shelf malt liquor. Not bad but I am hard pressed to think of occasions where this is what I would reach for.