missdev (18) - USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Apple skin and fresh, wet grain aroma. Amber color with fine, slick lacing. Mild hop in the front, slightly roasted cereal grain back.
Aurelius (4637) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Kinda stinky marzen malt aroma, nutty, improves as it warms/airs. Clear, tawny, dilute tea colored. OK label. Straw flavor, a little molasses /burnt sugar, twangy. Low bittering. Medium body, slippery mouthfeel. Boring. ABC Liquors, Betton.
PorterPounder (6138) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - Betton - 12 oz bottle. Slightly sparkling medium copper pour, slight off white head that hangs around a while. Light brown sugar in the aroma, some molasses. Flavor is on the sweet side, some canned baked brown bread, some brown sugar, a touch of dates and molasses. Mouthfeel is thick enough,
patricks110 (2023) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very enjoyable brew with heavy toasted caramel and toffee malt, crystal and molasses malts. A slight grassy and citrus hop that balances well. Nice heavy malt with good crisp finish.
Andrus86 (166) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - MAR 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
TAP. Kole beer pour with white foam head. Sweet toffee malty nose. Much the same in taste; sweet toffee stickiness, malts.... No real hops or bitterness. Sourced The Firestations
tnkw01 (1316) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber in color with a nice head. Aroma is full of grains. Taste is lightly roasted grains, a tad funky.
ChainGangGuy (4505) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 8, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle - $2.29 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, toasted brown body with a small-sized, wispy, near white head.
Smell: Toasted malts with an instantaneous, distinct husky scent that grabs you, though not in a good way. A little wisp of herbal hops, though, there’s little to the aroma beyond the huskiness.
Taste: Bready, lightly toasty malts with a noticed husky quality to it. Lightly sweet, with a low touch of caramel. Modestly fruity. Herb tinged hoppiness, also low, with little bitterness present. Encroaching wearying wateriness as you proceed to the empty finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-light carbonation.
Overall: A lacking, humdrum lager. No Mas.
jmgreenuk (5714) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - FEB 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a clear dark amber with a frothy white head and lots of bubbles. The aroma is caramel malt. The flavour is moderate bitter with a chewy sweet malt, light yeast, hoppy bitter palate. Medium bodied with lively carbonation and a bubbly mouthfeel.
milewide (1726) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet and malty. Little hop influence. Clear Amber color. Modest head with average body.
geologyguy (942) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light dark fruit smell like plum and licorice, pretty smooth, low on hops, straight barley malt taste with slight dark fruit, good finish..slightly bitter
ben4321 (4649) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from State Line, 12/28/14
Aroma: The aroma is sweet and malty, caramel, some bread, spice, and a little orange
Appearance: This one pours a murky orange-brown color, with a small tan head and streaky lace
Flavor: Tastes rather sweet, with a light spice component that the sweetness dominates
Palate: The body is medium, it is fairly sticky on the mouth, with a lively carbonation
I thought this one was okay. It gets a bit too sticky, and lacks that balancing component to make it a better beer. It also feels a little too muddled. It is not bad, but it is not all that good either.