Gurthnar (2762) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Aroma is mostly caramel, light coffee. Taste is hoppy. Pretty plain, grassy. Finish is tart and earthy.
MisoW (2186) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, courtesy of Fajry. Pours amber color, white head. Aroma is honey, caramel, hoppy. Taste is caramel, cocoa, bitter, medium sweet. Caramel bittersweet finish.
Aurelius (4603) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Doughy, a little medium-toast malt, a little musty. Standard US longneck, clear, medium bronze beer, thin whitish head. Tasted better than it smells, nicely bitter, fairly dry, a bit mossy, a little peaty. Woody, bitter finish. Trader Joe’s, Tallahassee.
BOSSbrewer (2518) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Decent beer didn't live up to my expectations though considering the brewer. Big still good.
DCLawyer (1755) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle->session. Amber/brown with huge offwhite head. A: seet malt, nuts, hay. T: caramel amd roasted malt; strongly metallic. Not good.
Fredis23 (515) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark Brown Amber, Small Head, Decent Lacing. Faint Toasted Malt Aroma. Toasted Malt, Modest Bitter Finish, Slight sour yeast Aftertaste. Rather Bland. Average at best. Pass it.
Block (1650) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Malty. A little more roasted than I was expecting. Medium body but it feels a bit heavy. Not much in terms of fruits or floral notes which would really open this beer up.
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mild malts with slight hop flavors. sweet metallic caramel. Not very smooth.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Jumping Cow Amber Ale is a wonderful looking, super clear, deep amber ale that has light, frothy, sand colored lacing. The aroma is mostly of dark malt extract and caramel. There’s a hint of grassiness. It’s medium-light bodied, gritty and metallic. It leaves the mouth and teeth feeling pretty dirty. This seems to be a focus on caramel malt and that’s the main flavor here. It’s countered with a wooden, resiny sort of bitterness. It picks up some black pepper, juniper and sweetness after the swallow. It’s a loud flavor. This kind of seems like a home brew. It seems a little rough to me. There’s something unpleasant about the bitterness. Is it soapiness? This tastes twice as strong as it is.
shadey (1977) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Pours a dull amber color with minimal head. Aroma was lightly caramel and just a touch bitter. Flavors were bland and uninteresting. I’m really surprised that a California brewery allowed this to escape their bottling line. It’s not terrible, but it is far too boring.