coldbrewky (1373) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2012
1.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Draft at the brewpub yesterday with lunch. Nose of light cocoa. Slick and shimmering black in the glass. I sent it back due to the overwhelming decay and funky rotten vegetable taste that overtook the second half of the mouthfeel. I nearly spit it out. I asked the waiter if they had cleaned their lines lately. He looked at me strangely. I stated that I thought that it was off a bit. He stated that it wasn’t. My first thought was then..."so you regularly serve sub par beer" I asked for the Oktoberfest.....While they didn’t blink when I asked to exchange the beer. They did come back and ask if I liked the Oktoberfest. I stated that it was "OK", and the waiter replied "yes it is truly excellent isn’t it?" I nearly threw a fork at his face.
Cletus (6251) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at the brewpub. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Some hints of coffee and roasted malt give way to a subtle tartness and an earthiness. Tastes earthy and tarte with a malty sweet finish.
ben4321 (3356) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: Draft at the Brewpub, 10/2/10
Aroma: The nose is fairly sweet, toffee, roasted malts, and a touch of fruit
Appearance: It pours a fairly dark brown-black color with a bit of tan head
Flavor: The taste is fairly sweet up-front flowing into a roasted malt finish
Palate: It has a fairly light body, but isn’t watery at all, it has a smooth feel, and low carbonation
This was probably my favorite thing that I tried here, a fairly enjoyable and well-made brew. I thought it was a solid Schwarz, and I enjoyed drinking it.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Hyde Park Brewery. Pours a deep black with a medium sized beige head. Metal and chocolate on the nose. Toast and light grain. Toast and coffee in the body, thin and watery. Grainy and a bit of chocolate and some light cereal flavors. Sightly off plastic and vegetal flavors that are standard for HP’s beers. Not as bad as the rest of them though, it seems the darker malts often cover up some of the more glaring flaws in many of their lighter offerings. Soft sweet finish. Drinkable at least.
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Pleasant malt aroma. Smooth texture. Smokey malt, bready flavor. Malty bready nutty finish. Very nice.
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap–pours a light tan head and mahogany color. Aroma is dark malt-chocolate/licorice, roasty, some hops. Taste is dark malt-chocolate/licorice, roasty, some hops. Some dusty on mouth feel. Soft carbonation.
grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice and sweet with dark pour with a ncie off white head, very light bitterness toward the end, nice and smooth
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Mild, sweet, lightly vegetal aroma. Clear, dark brown coloured body with a low but lasting, fine bubbled, off white head that leaves some lacing. Chick peas, sweet malts, creamed corn and herbal notes with light bitterness in the mouth. Medium light body with soft carbonation. Sampled on tap at the brewpub with Olivier_MTL and Rastacouere.
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2005
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Couleur brune aux reflets rouge foncé, bonne quantité de mousse beige pale. Grains hautement torréfié…se dirigeant dangereusement vers le brûlé. Sucré en bouche et semble en effet oxydé. Sensation aqueuse, corps mince, étalement très court. Plutôt maladroit. Évidemment pas le même calibre de produit que ceux qui sont décrits par d’autres membres au bas de cette page. En fût à la brasserie, N.Y., Septembre 2005.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2005
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Great looking frothy head covers the clear dark brown body. Malt focused nose where the restrained fruitiness leaves all the room to a grainy, burnt buttiness. Oxidation traces in abundance and in different shapes (wet paper, rotting apples, penny). Restricted roastiness amplifies the high sweetness. Weak. Maybe the change of brewers is for something? Have they changed brewers at all with Skytop’s opening?