coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 22, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bomber. Poured dark brown with a medium-sized dense tan head. Aroma was toasty malt, earthy, musty, light smoke. Flavor was moderately malty, some chocolate, quite earthy and musty, strongly vegetal, some light funk. Taste and mouthfeel were rather thin. I really wanted to like this -- the idea intrigued me, and I really like most Jester King stuff. This -- not so much. Didnít quite work.
DavoleBomb (1614) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured into a perfect pint. This one isnít a gusher like the last JK I opened, but it is overcarbed.
2.75 A: Fairly clear deep amber color. Four plus fingers of foamy tan head. Retention is poor and no lacing is left.
2.75 S: Nose on this isnít really strong, but I guess thatís what I was expecting. However, it also isnít very interesting. The main focus is a dry woodiness with herbal notes. Itís not bad, just kinda boring.
2.75 T: Taste is also lackluster. Iím not saying this because it is 3.5%, Iím saying that because it canít hold up with any of the other session beers Iíve had. Again dry woodiness, a few layers of herbalness and not much else. Maybe a touch of toastiness.
3.25 M: Lighter body. Good moderate carbonation despite the appearance. Lightly creamy and smooth.
3.0 D: Itís okay, but itís boring, even for a session beer.
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DavoleBomb, Aug 11, 2013
achtungpv (238) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Odd caramel brown color with a yellow head. Looks a bit like dirty urine. Some mild sour up front and pleasant very light grassy and citrus notes. Pleasant and very easy drinking but it is one ugly beer.
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark brown with a soft amber head. Aroma is roasted sour malt. Taste is muted sour, nuts, some cocoa. Goes down smooth with no lingering after taste.
lownote (342) - USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2014 Pours from bottle an intense brown/red with lots of head. Smells funky in a good way. Very carbonated and a medium light thickness. Taste is a muted sour. Very earthy taste from the oak actually dominates. Its okay.
roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with small fizzy tan head out of bottle. Aroma of caramel, oak, and funk. Flavor of a tart amber lager. Good beer but not impressed coming from jester king.
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Boutip (5266) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a clear brown color ale with a super large dirty white head with excellent retention and some good lacing. Aroma of caramel malt with some oak notes and funky ester is a weird mix that I wasnít expecting. Taste is a mix between some tart notes with lightly sweet caramel malt with dry funky yeast notes. Body is light with perfect carbonation. Glad Iíve had the chance to try this beer but not sure it is something I would seek on a regular basis.
JBPortland (1251) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle pours dark cloudy chestnut brown with 3 finger eggshell head. Nose is soft subtle dark bready malt and light spice. Taste is thin, bready malt, spice, cereal, touches of light roast and cocoa. Finish is subtle roast malt, whole wheat, bread.
TXBadger (2000) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer pours a cloudy dark reddish brown. On the nose I get some oak, some floral notes, and yeast. Palate is lots of wood, cedar and oak, not overly balanced, lots of bready notes from the malt.
Leighton (14674) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell during the Gunnar Tasting - London. Thanks to Fergus for this one. Pours clearish red-brown with a creamy, beige head. Dusty cocoa on the nose with accents of toasted bread and tangy leather. Light sweet flavor with leathery fruits, faint rubber, dirt, touches of maple. Light bodied with average, massaging carbonation. Lightly tangy on the finish with more old leather predominating. Alright, novel; so THIS is what an oaked farmhouse mild is like - I had always wondered.
lb4lb (2574) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours rich muddy brown red. Smell is lightly smoky and rich. Taste is much Milder. Thin watery and lightly smoky from the oak I guess. A bit light on carbonation.