KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light brownish amber color. Smell of malt, caramel, toffee, nuts and sugar. Taste of alcohol, roasted nuts, malt, honey and spice. I like this a lot. goes down good with there excellent beer cheese soup!
hero27 (19) - Iowa, USA - AUG 14, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On-tap @ the Brewpub.
Light brown color with orange highlights.
Aroma is mostly toffee malts and some subtle fruits as well.
In addition to the toffee/caramel flavor is a subtle fruit aspect which didn’t really do anything for me. The lack of any hop flavor is a bit disappointing, and leads to it being a bit too sweet for my taste, but the caramel malts are still tasty. Not one of the best beers from this brewpub.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Tap) Pours amber with little head. Roasted nut and toffee notes. Slightly fruity aftertaste. Creamy mouthfeel and slightly dry finish. One of my favorites from Moosejaw.
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 12, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Walnut color with a thin head. Taste of chesnuts and some malty sweetness. Has a rotten wood flavor that I don’t like and have tasted in several of this style elsewhere. Least favorite of 6 I tried.
JMerritt (1894) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Dark amber in color with a medium-sized white head. Thick lacing. Caramel, juniper, rye and raspberry aroma is rather light. Definite berryness in the flavor, along with more rye, chicory and a fair amount of butterscotch. Medium-high carbonation.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap: transparent amber with decent head. Decent bready caramel aroma. Flavor has lots of caramel, nuts and some peach. Decent amber.
ElGaucho (2306) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Beautiful amber color. No visible carbonation as is the case with most of Moosejaw’s beers. Ring of off-white head. Roasted malt flavor with some caramel notes. Very soft. Too soft. No bite. Easy drinking. More alcohol and a hoppier bite would help.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transparent caramel brown with an admirable tan/grey head. Aroma is honey bread, brown sugar and hazelnuts, although it’s fairly reserved. Irish red-like nuttiness and malt complexity. A pleasant surprise and nice deviation from this brewery’s paler beers. Caramel, toffee chews, pumpernickel bread and a mixed bag of nuts round out the flavoring. Well-executed and modest beer.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 30, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber with no head. Nose is rusty but barely present. Lots of malts and an almost formaldyhyde character in the alcohol presence. Drinkable but nothing interesting really.
JPDIPSO (5124) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark amber color with a small off white head. Again serve near sub-zero temperatures. Very light toffee and mild fruit aromas. Flavors of toffee with peaches and cream. Somewhat interesting, but like most ambers unremarkable. An easy quaff.