PorterPounder (5199) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Publix Supermarkets - 12 oz bottle. Dark copper pour, nice lacing, off white foamy head. Roasty nose, some caramel in the aroma. Flavor has some caramel. molasses, a hoppy bite and a bit of nuttiness. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Serviceable enough for a tailgate,
egajdzis (5196) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, some toast, wet grains, and nuts. Taste of sweeter caramel, light roast, tobacco, and a semi-sweet finish.
TheBeerGod (5047) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Rusty amber with a minuscule, fizzy white head. Strong caramel and spicy hops in the aroma. Sweet fruit and malt as well. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, dried fruit, light berries and spicy hops. Body is medium with a soft chewiness about it. Carbonation is moderate. Finishes with more caramel, sweet malt, fruit, spicy and earthy hops, and soft nuttiness.
jredmond (5029) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at Shortys with Andy and Paul. Pours an amber body with light lacing. Aroma is light bready, sweet malts, and spice. Mouthfeel is thin with notes of bland spice, malt and bread. Very bland and plain.
DrSilverworm (5025) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, thanks to robotopera and his fall Magic Hat variety pack. Mostly clear dark orange color, light tan head fading to minimal. Some head. This isn’t as bready and pretzel-y as I’m used to from oktoberfests, and I guess that makes sense now that I see here on ratebeer that this is actually an amber ale. It’s still bready with a tiny bit of spice, like the oktoberfest beers that I’ve sampled, but this one has a definite, distinct, and appropriate hop addition gives a needed balance to those oktoberfests. I’m seeing the toffee, caramel, and rye as well, now that I read the description. Carbonation has a high crest. Pretty drinkable, though. One of the better oktoberfests I’ve tried, that isn’t really an oktoberfest.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2010
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, wet grain, and slight spice. Poured amber in color with a small, loose, fizzy, off-white head that disappeared except for around the edges. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is slightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, slight spice, light bread, light vegetables, and light hops. Light to medium body. Average, then lightly sticky and dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, hop, bread, and vegetable finish is slightly sweet and lightly bitter.
Suttree (4905) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The definition of a tick, to be honest. Orangey copper, decent sized beige head. Caramel, lightly spicy aroma. Flavor is caramel and toast, maybe some light fruit notes, maybe some light spicy notes. Not horrible, but I couldn’t wait to get to the next beer.
thedm (4887) - Fort Wayne, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a extremely large sized head of foamy off-white colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a softly carbonated hazy with with yeast swirls orange colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The complex aroma was floral and musty. thick . The thick flavor contained notes of hops and malt. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.
mar (4662) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
deep amber with a ring of cream froth. bready malts, sweet caramel, slight hops, more caramel. decent palate, caramel, bread, super sweet finish, light bitterness.
EithCubes (4631) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Grainy Munich malt nose. Cloudy dark copper, hazy, with a sudsy beige head. Taste is bitter and grainy, some weird yeastiness and under-done roast, sticky sweetness but no integration or synergy with the subtle, lightly grassy hops. Touch of spice, maybe rye? Medium-full body. doesn’t taste stale, but has a dark gritty tone that I can’t get into.