tedovertu (283) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting beer. Hints of cherry with tawny ruby port. Virtually no head with little to no lacing. Hazy body with a medium to dark amber hue. A little sour milk in the finish. Light medium body with a watery texture with lively carbonation.
hopscotch (9171) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Clear mahogany lager with a mid-sized, creamy, khaki head. Excellent retention. Nutty aroma with dabs of chocolate and caramel and maybe a vinous note or two. Full-bodied with a very creamy mouthfeel and laid-back carbonation. Sweet, malty flavor furnishes gobs of caramel, but doesn’t offer much in the way of bitterness or balance. Sweet toffee and caramel finish. Nice lager – very reminiscent of a Scotch ale.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Noogfest High 5. Sample from a bottle thanks to someone. Dark red-brown, almost no off white head lasts. Sweet malt, cocoa aroma. Taste is cocoa, sweet malts, malty.
heemer77 (5102) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Noogfest High 5. The body was dark copper, nearly brown with a light khaki head. Smells of caramel and apples. I also got some notes of bread crust and peanuts. The taste was sweet bubblegum and caramel. Good.
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2010 seattle beer fest. sweet, dark brown color with a candy caramel malty flavor.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured an amber/brown with an off white head. aroma of grains, malt, dark fruit, and plum. flavor was grains, malt, alcohol, and some bitterness.
bu11zeye (11955) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(500ml bottle) Pours a mahogany body with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, toasted bread, anise, caramel, and apple. Flavor of strong maple syrup, roasted malt, caramel, raisins, anise, and toffee.
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 mL bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a very dark red color with a medium head. Average head retention and fair lacing. Aroma of caramel, toffee, light toast, banana, citrus. Taste is toasted malts, banana, faint grassy hops, caramel and a touch of alcohol. Medium bodied, crisp. Fairly pleasant.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a cloudy brown with beige head. Aroma of caramel, spice, some dark fruit. Flavor of caramel, spice, some dark roast, some dark fruit, licorice. Mouth feel is medium body with medium-high carbonation. Overall, pretty good!
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Round and malty nose of dark sugar and soft molassas twang with a touch of flowery wild honey. This doppelbock enters the palate on a polished and envoloping malt body that never veers towards cloying. Senses are left with sense of dark brown multigrain bread. Noble hop spice serves only to balance as a smokey sensation finishes. Carbonation gives lift but never becomes filling. A wonderful balance between old world technique and new world precision. Very clean and begging for roasted meats. 88