Aurelius (3719) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Perfumy, American brown ale aroma - lots of west coast hops and some toasty darker malts. Big stiff head on orange-brown beer. The label looks like something out of Guitar Hero. A little chemical, sweet, kumquats, vanilla, caramel. The flavor was trying too hard to cover up the ABV - it was like an amateur barleywine. Syrupy mouth, over-bittered finish.
Silphium (3111) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy copper body, thin, clumping buff head. Toasty nose with burnt caramel notes, dusty, citrusy, and somewhat tart. Hoppy body with spicy, floral hops giving the beer a potpourri character, backed by toasty, dryish malts. Bitter, piney finish. Quite herbal and tannic.
PorterPounder (4944) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tallahassee Fl. Market Square Liquors - 22 oz bomber. Dark copper-amber pour with a sticky off-white head. Sweet aroma with hints of spruce, mint and cotton candy. Flavor has an odd twang to it which reminds me a bit of homebrew funkiness. Some maple syrup, butterscotch, bitter chocolate but the funkiness permeates in the back end and dampens my enthusiasm for this one. Mouthfeel is thick - but in a cloying, clumpy kind of way. Expected much more.
twindadplus2 (570) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep ruby red with a small tan head. Deep piney aroma with caramel malt. Flavor is a big hit of earthy, piney hops followed up with malty brown sugar sweetness. A great piney, malty finish with a smooth, full body.
Juelze (1129) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to my bro for sharing this with me! Pours a light ruby color with medium off-white head that quickly fades leaving spots of lacing around the glass. Aroma is slight barnyard funk, light notes of dark fruit, caramel and light citrus hops. Taste is sweet malt, light cherry, and some earthy hopiness. Carbonation is mild and taste isn’t bad, but it seems everything was kind of thrown together in this one.
Petrucci914 (876) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a rich amber color with a medium frothy off-white head that leaves lots of lacing. Aroma is malty, caramel, butterscotch, with some earthy hops. Taste is about the same, with some toffee and earthy palate. Enjoyable and balanced.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear dark amber, fine beige head, bits of lace,
Aroma: sweet caramel and butterscotch aroma with earthy hops,
Flavor: sweet caramel and butterscotch flavor, touch of fruity sweetness, balanced with lots of earthyness, long bitter finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, resin, pine, alcohol, caramel malt, and a little plastic. Poured dark copper with a hint of amber in color and a large, creamy, dense, rocky, tan head that lasted throughout. Clear. Not sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of hops, resin, salt, pine, caramel malts, and toffee. Medium to full body. Smooth, creamy texture. Average carbonation. Resinous, slightly dry finish.
MartiniFiend (104) - Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle.Dark copper, not much of a head.Aroma a strong mix matl and hops. Thick and creamy to the palate. Flavor is a malt start, hop middle and a finish that is a mix of alcohol and spices. A very good beer.
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big props to Skyview for bringing this back for us all! Dark copper color with a thin head. Plenty of citrus and caramel aroma. Much more of the same flavor. Slightly astringent bitterness towards the finish. Chewy and nearly bready.