beckymarie (10) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2011
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smelled and looked good but taste wasnt there. Almost upset my stomach. Good try but just didn’t get it this time. Better luck next time.
tmoreau (2067) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cellared, 12oz. competition/sample bottle poured to my trusty 1/2 pint tasting glass with a clear, amber/brown hue, brownish tan, bubbly head foam that diminished quickly to a ring and film, and left some etched-like lacing. The aroma was light roast, some earthy hints, and pleasant chocolate and complimentary vanilla notes. The flavor added to these moderate hop bitterness, some sweetness, and decent carbonation in a medium bodied brew. Brown Ale color with a light Porter presence. And as such, would enjoy it again.
Ughsmash (6973) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Milwaukee Ale House. Poured clear, ruby-tinted brown with a light cap of beige head. The aroma picked up sweet chocolates and vanilla above all else.. touches of charred earth gave intermittent accents.. very sweet overall with too much vanilla presence. The flavor also found vanilla all over the place.. sweet with some chocolate and caramel as additional support.. light cocoa bitterness on the edges.. some mild malty sourness on the back-end. Medium-bodied and very sweet as mentioned on the palate.. lightly-toasty.. OK flow.. very candy-like.
1FastSTi (3274) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Sugar Maple during the Milwaukee Beer Week. The brewer said this will be bottled soon. Pours to a red brown body with a foamy tan head. Odd color given that it is supposed to be a sweet stout. The aroma is light chocolate and vanilla. Cocoa and vanilla and dry roasted malt on the flavor. The beer has a nice subtle hop. Creamy and dry palate with decent body and carbonation. Hand-pulled tap.