hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - MAR 14, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rated on 11-03-2013 (Bottle from Kroger’s Marketplace-Fort Wayne, IN) This beer pours a large ivory head with a long retention, transparent reddish brown body, fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is roasted malt and chocolate. The flavor is roasted malt, chocolate and a hint of coffee. The mouthfeel is smooth and this beer is light bodied. Overall, this beer lacks character, flavor and taste bland.
BassMan49 (8) - New Mexico, USA - JAN 2, 2015 does not count
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This beer is just okay for me. The aroma was roasty really nothing special. I was okay to drink after I got off work a 2nd shift getting home at about 11 pm. Didn’t really make me want more than one. I probably would not buy it again.
conway (1908) - - DEC 17, 2014
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Dark ruby with a thick off white head. Aroma is cocoa and dark fruit. Taste becomes nothing but weirdly bitter dark fruit. Thin. Not enjoyable.
rondphoto (2653) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 16, 2014
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear brown with a tan head cover, sheets of lace. Aroma of roasted malt. Taste is surprisingly weak - light edgy malt (if that is possible) that is watery through the palate, adding light bitters on the swallow. I’ve always thought Newcastle Brown was a good go-to beer when nothing better is available, but Cabbie doesn’t come close to earning that much praise.
slowrunner77 (6634) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pretty close to as advertised in the brewer’s descripstion, but light all sorund, enough to not be too interesting. Not bad, though.
Darkmagus82 (1939) - - OCT 4, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Transfer from BA review on 12-2-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a cola brown color with a huge and bubbly tan colored head of three finger height. The head has a great level of retention, very slowly fading over time and leaving a great level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is a mix of a light coffee smell, some roasted malt and a woody like smell. Along with these smells are some lighter notes of licorice and oak smell giving it a rather interesting aroma overall.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter chocolate and roasted malt flavor. The flavors upfront and throughout the taste is rather light, which for the 4.2% abv session style brew is much anticipated. As the flavor advances from the start, some woody flavors as well as a bit of a cola like flavor comes to the tongue. The sweetens fades ever so slightly toward the end with the woody, chocolate and roasted flavors begins joined y a bit of a earthy flavor, to leave a rather light roasted, moderately sweetened and somewhat odd flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the rather thin and watery side with a carbonation level that is rather average.
Overall – While it was rather light and somewhat flavorful, it just wasn’t all that smooth in my opinion. OK and a decent party session, but really nothing more.
BeerdedDave (728) - - SEP 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark brown-mahogany color; caramelly, roasted malt aroma; roasted malt flavor with fruity, caramel notes; pretty light bodied and easy drinking
maekchu (2556) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 9, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from supermarket mixed pack. Dark roast aroma, sugar. Clear medium-dark brown with good ruby highlights. Mild roast, tiny chocolate, metallic stuff, something herbal, and little teensy hopping in finish. Thin and watery. Very light. Not bad, just a minimal beer experience.
geologyguy (902) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Slightly prunish smell, taste is weird, malty but in a very funny way...weird taste, pruny? Strange...
snoworsummer (2968) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
$2 Bottle. Tastes like figs and bad fruit, somewhat bitter and tart, not very drinkable. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like old fruit, grapes, light musk and malt.