GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 5, 2008
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Poured a clear light brown-orange color. Smelled of husky grain, steeping barley, and dog food. Light to medium bodied and slightly sweet. Graced by toffee, artificial sweetner, and husky grain flavors. Almost fit for a king.
MiP (13995) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Sweet and malty aroma. Clear brown colour. Good malty flavour, quite clean. Roasted notes, hint of grain. Vinous finish.
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Retorp. Pours a clear amber with a small off-white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of pecans, sweet caramel, and a hint of chocolate. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium mouthfeel with a mild amount of bitterness and slight nutty oily finish. Very good.
GMCC2181 (1539) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by robert at stateline, given to him by bert (sloth) thanks guys! Light brown in color. Aroma of light pecans, malt and a little caramel. Taste upfront was a nice malty backbone, nuts, with a nice touch of caramel and pecans in the taste. Texture was a little thin but still good. Overall this beer was pretty good, hats off to the brewers! Thanks robert and bert!
llcooldave (1149) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to BeerandBlues2 for hooking me up with this. Wow... intense nutty flavor. I can almost taste the pecans. Clean tasting, very easy to drink. Almost too easy. Beautiful dark amber in color. Nutty malty aroma. Practically the perfect beer.
FlyingSwine (174) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear brown/amber, with a an off-white head that quickly disappears. No lacing. Aroma is a bit strong, heavy on the pecans, with a bit of sweet caramel/chocolate malts. Flavor is fairly similar, highly nutty, with dark chocolate malts. Palate is medium bodied, slightly slick, but finishes a bit watery. Not a bad beer, but the flavor and aroma seem manufactured. I’d probably like this a whole lot more if they toned it down just a bit. Low alcohol content however makes this a decent session ale.
pepsican (1471) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - SEP 14, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
caramel pour with a smll white head. Strong pecan and caramel aroma. Similar flavor, even more nuttiness, grains, anise, and a bit of fruitiness. Moderate sweet finish.
mountainforest (130) - Mississippi, USA - SEP 1, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Love to support the locals. Can’t remember all the details - only had it on tap at City Grocery, Oxford, MS. Substantial beer. Some hops. Great color. Not exactly balanced flavors - but a good beer all around.
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A smooth but vigorous pour into my 25cl tulip glass forms a fat, three-finger thick, lightly browned, tan colored head. The beer is a deep red, almost plum color that shows a brilliantly clear, copper tinged, full red color when held up to the light. The aroma has a soft fruitiness to it up front that mixes in with an earthy nutty and toasted malt character. A touch of astringent, roasty grain notes are found towards the end of the aroma. The more I dig around in the aroma the more nutty notes I start to smell. I do like how the soft, berry like, fruitiness mixes with the nut character and malt notes in the aroma.
Served a little cold, about 40°F / 4.5°C and tastes sweet up front. A prickly carbonation provides a touch of pepper and a definite fizz to the texture. The finish has a lingering, light-medium fullness to it that sticks just a touch to the palate. The nuttiness is at first noticed as an oral-nasal effect in the middle, but becomes more distinct and flavored as the beer slips down my throat. The nuttiness has a toasty, slightly astringent (almost tannic in some ways) note to it. A fruitiness is noticeable in the taste as well, with touches of currants as well as some raisin like flavors. This is highly quaffable and I could definitely see myself drinking a few pints of this.
An interesting beer that has just enough character to keep me interested. By far the best beer I have had from Mississippi (ok it is the only one too, but it is still good).
dchmela (2740) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle courtesy Beerandblues2. Pours a nice dark amber with a thin white head. Nice malty nutty aroma, not overpowering. Taste is smooth malt, nice roasty grains. Nice easy going brown ale.