PorterPounder (5928) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 12 oz bottle. Slightly murky, tea-like brown pour, light off-white head. Aroma is somewhat neutral with some earthy herbal accents. Flavor is pleasant with some light chocolate accents, a bit of nuttiness, some earthy undertones. Nice smooth mouthfeel, sufficiently thick.
John25 (913) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear copper brown. Nutty caramel sweet taste but, thin and bland overall. Boring.
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rondphoto (2600) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 7, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear amber brown color, beige head cover, heavy streamers of lace. Taste is semi-sweet caramel malt that moves quickly through the palate to a relatively short, mildly hopped finish. A somewhat heavy brew, with nothing exactly wrong, but nothing exactly right either. Not a keeper for me
euniceradio (54) - Colton, California, USA - APR 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark clear brown. Nice tan head. Aroma is roasty chocolate. Taste is chocolate caramel malty sweet and roasty. Coffee and slight chocolate bitter finish. Good carbonation to bite the palate.
ben4321 (4425) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2015
Location: 12 oz bottle from State Line, 4/1/15
Aroma: The aroma of this one is a little hoppy, with some chocolate and caramel notes.
Appearance: Pours a brown color with a very large, foamy, light brown head
Flavor: The flavor is along the same lines, pretty balanced, lightly sweet, medium bitter.
Palate: The body is medium, but the fizzy carbonation makes this fairly difficult to drink.
I thought this was a pretty solid, but the mouthfeel is definitely a problem. The carbonation is so strong, it is the most memorable thing about this beer. Too bad, cause there is some good stuff going on here.
BVery (7438) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Deep amber to brown pour. Small soapy white head. Aroma is malty, nutty, and slightly herbal. Medium palate, somewhat sweet to the taste.
airrick2003 (617) - Louisiana, USA - FEB 23, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: pours with a medium tan head that settles into a moderate density, the beer is a very nice semi transparent brown color with some amber hues to it,
Aroma: maple syrup, kind of faint, very slight hop tang
Taste: slightly sweet, has a very faint hop bitterness on the finish, also finishes with some toasted malt
Palate: average carbonation, light mouthfeel, faint bitter aftertaste
Overall: not a bad beer, would be easily sessionable, nothing stands out that makes it great though, a bit bland
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kaser (3638) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Syrupy and boozy taste. Sweet. Brown sugar and malts. Draft at bills in Orange beach. Meh
mkel07 (3957) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Duke’s Waikiki 191214. Drank this while watching the sun set over Waikiki Beach. Copper red to light brown with a bit if maltiness going on.
andrewje41 (1039) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 O bottle pour. Pours a reddish brown color with no lace or head. Nutty, malty aroma. Flavor shadows the aroma. This beer for me was just alright. Nothing special stood out. Semi empty finish to it. I wouldn’t call this bad, but maybe expected a bit more. Interesting style though. A little different.
Cybercat (3768) - Georgia, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear mahogany with a thick, though not persistent, light tan head. Dark malt aroma has woody, caramel, and subtle hoppy notes. Flavor is not strong, but pleases with malty, nutty, and woody tones plus a snip of caramel. Texture seems a bit thin and lacks fizz. Has this gone downhill since winning that there now Gold Medal? Nevertheless, give it a fair shake.