Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from the spring sampler. Pours a hazy burnt orange/copper color with a medium offwhite head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of toasted malts, nuts, chocolate. Taste is bitter hops, apricots, chocolate, caramel, toasted malts, apple. Medium bodied. Decent beer.
haddon90 (1606) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - FEB 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a nice white head. Smooth malt aroma. Light caramel notes. Nice, smooth taste. Kind of crisp. Some malty presence, as well as some caramel and hops. Nice Vienna.
SSSteve (4006) - - FEB 6, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. clear amber under a small frothy white head. malty and toasty with a touch of lemon. flavor is similar. a bit on the bitter side instead of the sweet toasty malt side. light body with a spritzy carbonation. a good one for mass consumption.
vmf226 (3) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2010 does not count
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
12 oz. bottle.
golden brown color
sickly sweet burnt smell
if rotting grass or clover had a taste, this would be it
can’t think of any meal this would go good with.....maybe horse radish pudding
PorterPounder (7049) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tallahassee, Fl. - Market Square Liquors - 12 oz bottle - part of a Spring Mixed 12 pack. Darkish copper pour with a light off-white head. Neutral aroma with just a hint of nuttiness and some roasted malt. Subtly sweet flavor with some toasted bread notes, some nuts, a bit of muted citrus, but overall a bit "mushy" and damp. Mouthfeel, rather plain.
Aurelius (4961) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, brown-amber with a beady head. Label is a psychedelic album cover - reminiscent of Sgt. Pepper meets Led Zeppelin. A light toasted soy nut aroma. Dry, toasty/roasty, slightly nutty, an unusual beer. It’s like a well-done vienna with a shot of porter. Not terribly complex, but you could drink a mess of these. It’s got character, and dark notes, but it isn’t clingy. ABC, Betton Rd.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear brownish copper body with a small khaki head. Aroma has some light roasted malts, nuts, soapy with some caramel. Flavor is much of the same but with some nice malt background and smokey notes. Sweet light bodied finish. Not bad...ehhhh
demitriustown (1181) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle: Appearance is a brownish/amber with an off white to tan head that linger for little bit. Aroma is grainy, bready, malt, with some definite floral hops hidden under the malt. Taste is roasted malt forward with a rounded mild hop backing that is quite nice. This isn’t a punch you in the face brew but it is quite nice in my honest opinion, Cheers!
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2010
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I have been leary of Magic Hat for a bit now since they have increased their offerings. More styles means less attention to detail and subpar beers and some of the others they have produced lately are just to fill sampler cases. This beer however was very good. It had a sweet grassy smell with a hint of citrus. The taste was smooth and good on the palate. Finished with just a light pinning of spice but. Enjoyable and session-able. Would purchase this again and hope it sticks around as a reliable yearly seasonal.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - FEB 2, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours deep rust orange with decent khaki head. The aroma is toffee, pepper, mushrooms, toast, and grass. The flavor is pepper and some sweetish spice at first. Smooth sweet caramel malts dominate after that initial spice kick. Marshmellow, light wood, and toast are in there, too. The finish is grassy with some bland bitterness. Meh.