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.
M82 (319) - Kansas, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A black to deep mahogany body sports cherry red highlights and honey amber trim beneath a crackling, fading, one inch, frothy-tight head creating a thick, tight ring
Lightly earthy, floral, clove, and mineral accents spice the aroma and flavors with honey and light dough creating a mid-tone which blends into an array of controlled bitter-sweet components covering nutty caramel, molasses, and medium roast coffee on a bubbly light plus body offering a spritzy dryness with lightly earthy, lightly sweet residuals of the previously mentioned characteristics, nice session
12oz bottle served at 45º into Ivrig White Wine glass
drdisque (569) - Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Music Box Theater. Pours deep transparent copper. Flavor is sweet, malty and complex with strong honey and caramel notes. Fairly clean, almost watery finish, but not in a bad way. Really good interesting beer, but not so interesting that it isn’t approachable. The most approachable off color brew I’ve tasted.
rondphoto (2275) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear dark brown, beige head cover, no lace. Aroma of malt and oats. Bubbles line the inside of the glass, making this appear like a coke. Taste is heavy malt that has a chewy oat overtone. Strong carbonation flashes through on the swallow, leading to a short lightly hopped finish. It’s okay, but certainly not one to remember.
daniele (5764) - ITALY - NOV 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap discreta schiuma media persistenza nocciola maltati tosto quasi spezia poco luppolata un po ruvida
alobar (2868) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours ruby brown with no head. Aroma of molasses, honey, oat, and dark fruit. Sweet malt flavor with molasses, honey dominant with some oat and fruit. Quite nice.
DrnkMcDermott (2835) - 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 (1117) - 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 (975) - 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 (1073) - 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 (3923) - 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.