BillKismet (3412) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2012 August maroon color with an amber underpinning and a thin veil of head. Fully realized malt nose with a harmony of melanoiding and a full range of crystal malts. A pleasant pungence of heavy fruit rounds out the bouquet. Lovely malty and crystal malt body. Viscous mouthfeel with a mild, but appealing touch of cough syrup. Nice. Re-rated 12-26-12. The experience is much the same. Maroonish color with a orangish creamsicle head. Body bursting with fruit and juicy melanoidins.
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a cococola brown with lots of foamy head. smells like a smoked lager of germany. very peppery mouthfeel. not a style i frequent.
Travlr (14475) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 16, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at Churchkey. Clear brown, aroma of caramel and malt. Flavor is caramel with a subtle smoke edge. Very plain and a bit thin.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Beer Run on 02/14/2010. Slightly hazy dark amber body with a small off-white head. Sweet malty and caramel aroma with light molasses. Sweet molasses and fruit flavor with light caramel. Medium full body with moderately low carbonation.
nimbleprop (5419) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle. Pours a translucent, deep brown with brick red hues and a creamy, thin, beige head. Aromas of dark fruits, bread, yeast, dark grains, pumpernickel. Flavor is very sweet, caramel, candy, dark bread, dried fruits. Full bodied.
Tsotsi (178) - Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a murky brown color with a decent white head. Smells of sweet malts with dark fruit and raisins. Flavors are the same as the nose with the sweetness, raisins, some caramel as well. Light to medium bodied and finishes of with a minerally taste as well as a slight smoky flavor. Decent beer.
Butters (3920) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Late entry from Noogfest High Five. Clearish brownish pour with red highlights. Lightly smoked, thin bodied. Not my favorite.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Sample Date: 10/10/2009 Source:Other) Seit 1229 Gruitbock. Nice malty bready nose with spicy hop notes. Clear dark copper golden with fine off-white head. Rich maltiness in flavor with caramelized sugars, molasses. Finish is sweet with moderate residual bitterness. Very tasty.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Aroma of sweet, earthy, figgy malt and sweet, dark fruit. Flavor the same. Pretty chewy, pretty sweet. Really just not my type of beer, they just reeled me in with the whole granite thing. At the end of the day too sweet and one-dimensional for me though.
LilBeerDoctor (3509) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours brown with a small ring of white head. Aroma of overcooked vegetables, raisins. Flavor is much of the same with sweet malt, raisin, prune, some crackery notes, and overcooked vegetables. An interesting concept but to me, didn’t improve the beer.