Niko100 (2700) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice amber/orange color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of caramel malt, floral, & fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel/toffee, hops, and fruit; Nicely balanced; Pretty good seasonal.
ilovedarkbeer (2715) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an orange color with a lacy white head. Notes of caramel, toffee, and earth. Pretty good. Slightly sweet finish.
akoeninger (683) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Graze. Amber colored with white head. Aroma of woodsy sweet malt. Taste is caramel, sweet malt, some grassy noble hops. Crisp finish and very good
muzzlehatch (4830) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from Woodmans in Rockford, IL, consumed at cellar temp or a little below from a Carlyle pint glass. Deep amber verging on chestnut, smallish lasting ring of head...light malty nose - bit of caramel, bit of dark bread, slightly toasty...body is relatively sweet and honey-caramel-ish to start, but takes on that toasty bread character pretty quickly, though the sweetness continues through to the finish...it’s slightly sticky but the body does support the strong malt character, and it’s got enough toasted/burnt/acrid character at the end to keep the sweetness from overwhelming, though the low carbonation level is slightly problematic. Overall pretty solid and I’m beginning to really look forward to finding more of this brewery’s offerings - and can I mention that I really love this brewery’s labels (maybe I should bump up the "appearance" score by 1?) - they all seem to hark back to the 20s and 30s, sort of neo-futurist combined with early sci-fi pulp art. Cool stuff.
markducommun (926) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Darker clear golden orange with a light tan head. Bready slightly, roasted malts and some light spiciness. Slight bitterness, deeper malt sweetness. Medium body, slight oiliness. Light carbonation, medium long finish. Fine.
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Finhead (1629) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy, copper-brown pour with a white head. The aroma has bread, mild toffee, and a touch of wood. It has a light body with smooth texture and average carbonation. The taste is sweet with a slightly sticky finish.
scarletfire65 (1336) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In a flight at Hackney’s Printers Row. Clear deep amber pour. Toasty malt with a sweet base. Scrubbing carbonation. Layers of spice and smoke. Clean dry finish. Good.
ARH (1118) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2015 12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass. The aroma is a bit funky and earthy with a noted maltiness and roasted nuts, some peanut butter, and bread toast. It pours a clear, rich caramel hue with a white, sudsy head that has a mild soapy retention and lace. The taste is a medium bittersweet, a bit more sweet than bitter.It?s slick with a zippy carbonation and a medium body that?s dominant flavor is caramel and nuts with a backing note of bread crust The finish is smooth and h as a citrus zest to it that turns malty and nutty. It?s aftertaste is light and mellow with flavors of bread, nuts, earth and a note of slightly burnt molasses.
Christpuncher (2829) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A typical octoberfest beer. Heavily malty flavor and some spice. Pours dark orange in color. Had at some street fest wth my father in law
kaser (5683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark orange almost red color. White foamy head. Very earthy and malty. Sweetness and a little fruit kick. Pleasant Oktoberfest. Draft pour at Jerrys in Andersonville. part of a flight.