DalzAle (1965) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear light brown pour, little bit of carbonation and a nice sweet malty and nutty aroma. Flavor is light malt, chestnuts, wheat bread and slightly brown sugar sweet on the finish. Great session beer, and very tasty.
17thfloor (2429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a gorgeous chestnut color, glowing and robust with a sticky off-white colored head. Aroma has just a touch of roast and crunchy nuttiness, clean with just a hint of fermentation character and soft alcohol. Flavor follows, very dry, faint chocolate and roast, not a ton of depth, but very drinkable, like spicy hoppiness with just a touch of citrus. Light bodied with active fizzy carbonation, thin and drinkable but does have just a slight syrupiness left after. Another Dan Carey dance, getting the most out of the least.
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour. Sweet malts on the nose. Flavor is very much the same, a mix of sweetness and malty goodness. A fine addition to the NG lineup.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown-orange, beige cover. Aroma is burnt caramel, toasty. Taste is burnt sugar, caramel, toasty, crisp finish.
madvike (2666) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Dark rosy brown pour with a small foamy white head. Real nutty on the nose, with some bready malt, an herbal note, and--crazily--a whiff of buttered popcorn salt. Hmm. Taste is fairly subdued, bready malt with a touch of hops, light caramel, a whiff of milk chocolate. Man...I could drink a case of this. Soft and velvety in the mouth. Fantastic.
Juelze (1138) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
New Glarus hits this one out of the park. Pours a rich ruddish-brown color with medium-sized, light tan head. Aroma is of rich caramel, mild cocoa, roasted grain and earthy hops. I’m not a bock guy by any means, but this one definitely changed my mind. Everything is in perfect balance and the amount of hop profile, not leaning way or the other, keeps this usually malt-forward beer interesting for a hop head like me. Delicious!
nearbeer (3613) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 2, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2010 12 oz. Thanks Lithy. Opaque dirty copper-brown with a lasting cream above. Nose is earthy spice, apples, cinnamon, and faint chocolate and molasses. Medium body is sorta smoothly carbonated, to the sweet side, and slightly astringent. Flavor is mild blend of earthy spices: old cumin, tired cinnamon and spent ginger with some sweet and sour rotten apple. Nice earthy fall flavors, but not really much to my liking.
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy copper color with a thick tan head. The aroma is that of your typical roasted malt but also has a trace of caramel. This brew is overall very rich and malty with a dry, grainy flavor and hints of passion fruit, raisins and toffee.
400lb_midget (93) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a carmel chocolate, with a lacey head that forms at the edges. Mild tastes of dried fruits, and a hint of sweet chocolate. I think the Mid-high carbonation makes this beer a bit more easably drinkable.
nickd717 (3466) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle as and unsolicited gift thanks to BeerFMAndy. Big thanks for this tick. Oh, and look who’s the first non-Wisconsiner to tick this! The champ does it again.
Pours a deep reddish-maroon color with a large lacey off-white head that lasts forever.
The aroma is pretty nice with caramel and roasted malts, slight earthy hops and nuts.
Good flavor, only mildly sweet, with big caramel and nutty malts, slightly bready and toasty. Not too much hop presence, just a little earthiness.
Medium-bodied with a nice crisp mouthfeel yet a slight smoothness nonetheless.
Pretty nice beer overall. Not outstanding in any way, but good.