j12601 (7248) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy ruby hued amber with a hefty off white head. Cardboard, paper, and grain right up front, some vague hints of hops. Tons of carbonation, sweet malt, more cardboard and grain flavors. Finishes up with a lingering light bitterness but more paper flavors.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle shared by Beerbill. Pours a light caramel amber with a thin head. Aroma is bready biscuit malts, caramel malts, toffee, toast, ok light citrus hops. Flavor citrus orange hops, toffee, caramel and crystal malts, toast, light burnt malt or burnt sweet caramel. Smooth finish.
nearbeer (3936) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 6, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. Clear amber with a lasting head of cream. Mild aroma of caramel. Grain and honey flavors. Light-medium body is smooth.
beerbill (3564) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle courtesy of a trade with Sparky27. Pours a hazy amber with a moderate linen white head that lasted through the first two sips and left spotty lace. The aroma is a bit earthy with some caramel, but without the sweetness. The flavor is again caramel but without the earthiness of the aroma and just a bit sweeter. Mild bitterness at the finish. A bit timid, but otherwise no problems.
Rusty (1537) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 22, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at oak creek.
Beer is a nice amber color with a small white head. Aroma is caramel, malt. Flavor is caramel, malt, spices and a touch of sweetness. Finishes sweet.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear mild copper, small white head. Stemmy starchy aroma, reminds me of red potatoes. Initially sweet, light caramel, quickly dries out and finishes into fresh wheat bread.
theisti (3348) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - APR 28, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle from Sparky27. Pour is a clear golden orange with with a one inch white head that falls pretty quick. Decent amount of lacing. Aroma of not much, maybe some light toasted maltiness, perhaps a little dustiness. Very faint nose. Taste is thin maltiness, followed by some apple sweetness. There is also a decent crystal malt profile - goodly amount of iced tea coming through. As with the nose, watery with not too much going on. Palate as mentioned is thin, watery. Lowish carbonation. Thankfully brief finish. Dull beer, thanks for sending Eric - Oak Creek does have sweet bottle caps.
Ron (2785) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 26, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of toffee, nuts and just a hint of citrus. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of malt, toffee and a hint of honey with a smooth bittersweet finish.
Avengedpoet (329) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2009 Pours a chocolatey brown with a decent head. Has a nice sweet malt aroma. Taste is quite thirst-quenching and decent, but not overly complex.
Update: Surprisingly, worse on tap. Much more melded and yet mediocre hop and malt character.
HighWine (955) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2009
2.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the restaurant. Amber/copper color, think head that dissipates quickly. No nose. More malt than hops but nothing special.