Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown. The aroma is towards the chewy, molassesy side of things. Good molassesy character. Fairly full body. Toasty finish almost has the harsh roast associated with some foreign stouts or macro darks. But it’s not bad.
TBone (11753) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark nut brown color, small beige head. Caramel, rain water and some diacetyl in the nose. Very sweet, toffee-chocolaty flavor, also kind of saccarine sweetness here. Aftertaste brings some hops.
Beershine (5193) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Annafest. Nearly black with lasting cap and scant lace. Sweet molasses and dark date sugars in the aroma. Smooth, quaffable medium body has nice drinkability. Great amount of sweetness to balance a strong mineral flavor and some bitterness too. Very earthy with some toasted wood flavors.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured dark brown with a white head. aroma of malt, grains, and dark fruit. flavor was caramel malt, toasted grains, and bitter grass.
mar (4595) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. light brown with an off white head. nose is chocolate and maple syrup. decent thickness with a chocolatey flavor that finishes with syrup.
Cavie (3637) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle courtesy of bu11zeye. Dark brown pour that is pretty clear. Hints of strong butter on the nose. Bland butter taste. Aftertaste disappears immediately. Grainy and boring.
Borresteijn (4336) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Clear amber brown beer, off white head. Aroma of sweet malts, rye, a little chocolate. Flavour is sweet malty, nutty, ryebread, some creamy butter. Light bitter finish. Light to medium bodied. Nice tasty and easy drinking beer.
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deepish brown with hints of gold toward the edges when held to the light. A thin head.
Very malty and sweet smelling. Something reminiscent of fish-tanks. There is a dusty porridge scent too.
Pure wort, such slight hoppage they might as well have not bothered. Again, porridge strikes again.
Big and smooth with a light prickle on the tongue.
Quite strange and a bit laborious.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
.5 liter bottle at Spuyten. Pours a deep dark woody amber almost brown with a nice head. Aroma is caramel malts, light toast, some slight dark chocolate nuttiness and some slight butterscotch diacetyll. Flavor is a bit more diacetyl, chocoalte malt, light roast a touch of bready yeastiness, and a nutty somewhat dry finish and a slight metallic hint in the end.
altonbrownd (4586) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Wildeman. Dark red with strong head. Roasty nose. Taste of roasted malt. Very smooth and well made. But also a bit bland, boring.