gregdafdxguy (12) - Alabama, USA - NOV 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2013 This is a beautifully restrained ale, which reminds me of New Glarus in its drinkability. In other words, I could easily drink a six pack of this in a couple of hours, and I think that’s part of Off Color’s intention; it’s an easily crushable brew. Smells sweet and malty, touch of honey. Clear dark brown with a red tinge, but not approaching black. I love how it tastes, sweet up front but not cloying. Pleasant dry finish. Elegant, you might say. Palate is slightly creamy behind the up-front tingly carbonation. The overall effect is greater than the sum of its parts. I love it. BONUS: This is now in 12oz bottles in six-packs. A $9.99 per six-pack beer made by great local brewers? I was getting worried Chicago’s new craft beers only came in $10 bombers, Half Acre being the exception. So, thank you, thank you, thank you, Off Color.
DrnkMcDermott (2820) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Monk’s Pub last year, from notes. Deep amber to brown color, with a thin layer of foam. Smell holds no surprises, seems to suggest more of a light blonde ale. The tastes more complex as I go. Some honey and spiciness starts to show further down. Also a touch of smoked malt. Crisp lager finish behind a growing honey presence.
JHeath99 (1079) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a cola brown with a thin layer of beige head. Aroma and taste very malty upfront with lots of sweetness. Interesting.
williamstome (942) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour, small offwhite head. Aroma of honey, chocolate, cocoa. Flavor is chocolate, oats... Not very exciting.
Danyel (1044) - Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with red hues and off-white head. Aroma is grape juice, chocolate, prunes, sweet. Taste is medium bodied, dry finish, a bit flat. Overall, good.
Ernesto987 (3842) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, this one was neat, sweet and very roasty. it was balanced which saves it from plummetting to the depths of the lowest scores. Lots of interesting flavors.
jdb288 (559) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours murky brown with little head. Aroma is molasses, honey, roses, toffee. Lots of stuff at play here. That carries over into the taste with some brown sugar notes. Lighter than expected. A little muddy as it warms..everything seems to run together.
ads135 (3071) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very mild ale. Lightly sweet with an earthy character. Light floral aroma and overall pretty decent.
BroSpud (1716) - , Massachusetts, USA - OCT 2, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Pours and actually tastes exactly like a flat RC cola (or whatever generic brand you are into). Found this one to be a bit of a mess, like a homebrew gone bad. Great label but the beer not so much.
Ernest (6302) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark brown.
Aroma is moderately malty (cereal, grain, caramel, husks), with light notes of anise and cola.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation.
Very generic malty nose, and kinda rough/raw malt character at that. Plain and sweet in the mouth. Boring and forgettable.
ttroha (328) - Americus, Georgia, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Lazy Dog Macon. Pours dark brown with no head and lots of carbonation bubbles floating to the top. it looks like Coke. Aroma of honey, molasses and malt. Tastes of malt, molasses and very sweet. Light bodied with lots of carbonation with smokey finish. It’s like drinking an alcoholic Coca-Cola.