Headbanger (3880) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft flight 9/28/10 (Limestone)-Pours a slightly hazy amber. Aroma of malt. Taste of malt, caramel, and toffee. This medium bodied amber was not bad.
TheAlum (6956) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft flight pour on tap at the brewpub (Plainfield, IL). Finally made it down to check this place out. Pours a nice darker amber copper pour, a good haze compliments a decent sized whitish head atop that dies to a small ring clinger film with ok lacing despite the fact. Aromas are a light caramel and biscuity malt essence, with light florals, more malty with just a touch of toastiness. Grows as it warms with a good toastiness and green earthy hops. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, giving a big "Fat Tire" essence. A healthy dose of toasty and toffee malts, biscuits meet a light floral and earthy hopping. Very toasty, preaching Crystal malts. They tried very hard to make this Fat Tire, even giving me some light feel for that New Belgium Yeast/Water telltale sign I normally detect in that beer. Into the finish, toast and sweeter malts linger, a light floral hopping grows with touches of decent bitterness. This is ok, a solid Amber that really gives me a feel towards Fat Tire. Could use a more assertive American hopping. Instead it offers more earthy and a touch spicy hops. Ok.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Caramel orange-brown, white cover. Aroma is caramel, toast, grassy. Taste has a little bit of diacytl, caramel, candy sweetness.
ilovedarkbeer (2715) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a lighter amber color with a light canvas bubbly head. Notes of violets, lavender (heavy floral notes), citrus, and burnt caramel sugar. Decent mouthfeel and well integrated finish on a well balanced beer. Nice.
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Tap] Pours a solid clear amber color with only a small amount of head. Sweet caramel malts in the aroma. Caramel, molasses, brown sugar and some hazelnut mainly in the taste. Lingering sweet malt finish. Low carbonation levels and average mouthfeel. Not bad, but nothing here blew me away either.
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
4oz pur part of a flight 3/6. Similar to a Fat Tire. Taste dirty to me. Poured a trasparent amber color with dirty biege head, some lace. Taste watery dirty, oily, and roasty. Did not go well. Wanted to pass on this after the first two sips.
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
had first or second batch of this beer it is an ok amber mostly sweet malt with a bit of hops way in the back ground. nice amber color though and a nice head, needs tweeking.
GranvilleTim (1854) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish-brown pour with a tan head. Aroma of caramel. Taste was caramel, nice mouth feel. Tasty beer. Left a nice lacing.
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this one on draught at the brewpub in Plainfield, Illinois. The best of the bunch right now. Hazy, dark reddish brown pour with a foamy tan head, lots of chocolate and cherry maltiness in the nose and throughout, big and bold but with a gentle finish, highly quaffable.
DrnkMcDermott (3007) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft pint at Limestone. A bit of coffee starts the nose on this one, even what seems like some Scottish ale peat. Its a hazy brown, unfiltered beer with decent lacing foam. Taste is good and malty, just the right amount of malt sweetness. Hop bitterness stays in the background. Nice, slightly sticky finish. I had to stop taking to talk to some people, but I can recall this is a nice ale, and popular with the locals.