verstellung77 (19) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft from a West Virginia Pub (Charleston)
This beer has a beautiful color. Head was thin and quickly demished. I was a bit surprized that the mouth feel was much thinner than the color and malt aroma would suggest. I was also turned off by the sour finish that lingers. This sourness will keep me from ordering again.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - OCT 4, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Mountaineer bc red ale from village in emmittsburg 6/12/11. No bb date.
Brown ale color w/ short lived whitish head 4/5
A= caramel, sulfur, green strawberries, faint choco and odd graininess.5/10
Tastes like unripe strawberries, sour grain and bile. 3/10 but not completely terrible even though it.s gone bad.
Sharp mf, harsh and sour. 2/5
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - FEB 28, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle, maroon label. Deep copper, reddish color. Light tan head. Hard to sense aroma Smells of bamboo chopsticks, toffee, caramel malt, floral hops. Loads of caramel in the nose. This is an old bottle, especially with this beer now...(RETIRED). Off flavors. There is a touch of chocolate malt, mostly sour stomach acid. Barf. Finishes dry not much sweetness left in this bottle. Too bad, its gone bad.
vyvvy (5895) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big thanks to Plaleslu for passing along this WV beer. Don’t generally look for state ticks, but since this is where I grew up I really wanted something from the state. pours dark bronze with a light tan sudsy head. The aroma has lots of caramel, toasty malt, toffee, sweetness and red fruit. Medium / full slick body that’s quite velvety and has a low amount of carbonation. The taste has a good amount of funky fruit, syrupy sweetness, some apples and phenols. The finish is odd with an off-fruitiness. Okay beer. Hope to find some more WV beer on my next trip there.
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ha! I think i got this 12 oz bottle from Phaleslu also. Crystal clear red brown and no head. Nose is rich and sweet spicy like a barleywine. Taste is big sweet and wet mouth. No dry smack to be found here. Sweet like a cola. No carb at all. Drinkable, fo sho.
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
7/25/10. 12oz bottle courtesy phaleslu! Thanks, man! Brownish, cola pour with red when held to the light and a fizzy off-white head that goes fast. Very off chocolatey-pukey aroma that I can’t place. Roasted malts and chocolate in the flavor. Hmmm.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, cereal, slight toasting, and a hint of caramel. Poured deep amber/red/orange in color with a small, beige head that greatly diminished, and lasted around the edges only. Clear. Very sparkling. A few small particles throughout. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of malt, grains, and slight toasting. Not much flavor. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Lightly sweet, malt, grain, and slight toasted finish is dry.
phaleslu (9429) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle from a six pack my brother was kind enough to pull off I-70 and pick up at a Kroger in Wheeling. My first West Virginia beer. Pours a somewhat cloudy red amber color with a small off-white head that leaves a film on the beer and ring around the inner edge of the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, wet tea leaves, brown sugar, grass, a little butterscotch, and earth. Flavor of caramel malts, tea, grass, earth, rust, and flat cola. Light-bodied, with pretty light carbonation and a tea-like mouthfeel. Actually has a lot of similarities to tea. Simple and sessionable, and not bad at all.
Lowe1983 (1517) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours an amber reddish color with an off white head. Aroma is malty with some toasted malts, caramel, slight fruitiness, and pretty much no hops. Flavor is pretty much the same with an odd off flavor I can’t quite figure out.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at the Relentless Thirst Tasting on 08/29/2009. Clear reddish brown body with a medium frothy off-white head. Sweet nutty and caramel aroma. Sweet nutty and caramel flavor, somewhat dry finish. Medium light body with moderate carbonation.
osu97gp (678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep red amber with a tan head. Aroma of rasins, caramel, and nuts. Flavor matches the aroma, with some toasted malts towards the finish. A very smooth beer that is better than I expected.