noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep mahogany with a scant beige head. Aromas of tea, nut, and banana. Malty flavor, mostly resinous, slightly sweet, nut and tea are very much there, sweetness comes in the form of a slight caramel element and a bit of banana. The banana seems out of place here. Finishes with a husky grain finish. Flavorful but a bit of a mess. Medium body,
drpimento (2971) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2009
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Yack! I’ve had this lots over the years, but this time it got a major problem with butterscotch. I’ll try to get around it, but it ain’t easy. Served with a medium sized, off-white head and some lace. Color is a nice, not quite clear brown with dark red highlights. Aroma smacks me down wth that butterscotch - ugh. But, somewhere in there is some malt and a little chocolate, good malt. Flavor is BUTTERSCOTCH - BLAAAHH. Can’t finish it. Draft lines are clean here too. No more, pleeeeze!
nuplastikk (5682) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Pours a deep red-brown color with a big off white head. The aroma is sweet and malty and gets odder the further into the beer you get. Definitely a budget beer, a little thin on the palate. That being said, the taste isn’t half bad, considering some of the other trash that Minhas puts out. Somewhat shwarzy, somewhat dunkle-like. Never threatening world class qualities, this is way below par for the style, somewhat approaching acceptability.
Skyview (5464) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught at the Old Fashioned restaurant in downtown Madison, Wisconsin as ’Old Fashioned House Brew.’ Pours a clear dark cola brown brew with a fast dissolving off-white head that dissipates nearly clean. Aroma of roasted dark malt, some caramel, a touch of corn and a hint of grassy hops. Taste is light to medium bodied, some carbonation with flavors of roasted dark malt, some figs and a touch of caramel. Finish is slightly metallic with a quick crisp aftertaste.
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - OCT 17, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark dark redish brown with a cream colored average head. Sweet malt nose. Caramel, light toast, some fruit. Light astringency and some slight cream. Creamy CO2 filled body, but not tons of viscosity. Fruity murky flavor. Earthy, astringent toast. A bit sweet, but not really malty or creamy as in the flavor. Let down after the first sip.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not sure why I haven’t had this before. Something tells me i might have. Eitherway, last night I enjoyed $6 pitchers of this pretty decent beer. Pours a dark black colour with a small tan head. Aroma is pleasent, dark roasted malts, caramel and burnt toast. Taste is slightly metallicy eitherwise light but filling. coffee, raisins and plums.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 6, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Poured a clear ruddy orange-brown color. Head was thick and tan with good retention. Smelled of subdued chocolate, nuts, and black bread. Dry up front with fairly light body. There was some water-down raisin and fig flavors with a chocolate accent and delicate sweetness at the end. Not terrible.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - APR 20, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2011 On tap at the Old Fashioned as Old Fashioned House Brew. Dark brown with a creamy tan head and some lacing. Aroma of toffee, malt and light fruit and nuts. Taste of malt, toffee, light chocolate and a bit of dark fruit. The Old Fashioned should pick a different house brew…
Deep amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma of caramel, bread, sweet malts and Lake Michigan (fish). Light on taste and lacking any substance this is a run of the mill bock. Finishes with a peppery finish that leads way to a mouth pursing dry aftertaste.
doubelknv3 (1081) - Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2008
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Reddish-brown, clear, with thin head. Mild malt Carmel aroma. Carmel malt and mild hop finish. Bitter lingering finish.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 28, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted 3/28/08. 12oz bottle. Filtered with a dark bronze hue. Finger width of khaki colored head. Sweet malt aromas. Notes of cinnamon and sweet breads. Medium bodied and malt driven. Smooth and easy. Touch dry in the finish. Nice dark bready flavor. Mild effervescence and slight hops. Touch cocoa pops up somewhere in the middle of the palate. Nice session, inexpensive and high drinkability.