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.
DialSquare (2612) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft from Growl. Brown pour, tan head. Aroma of grain, oats, honey. Tastes are malty, molasses, bread, vanilla, caramel, nutty.
Borup (5780) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at CBC 2014. Hazy brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, bread, honey, caramel and chocolate.
tmongoose (1254) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle shared. pours a medium to dark brown. off white head. minor oily lacing quickly disappears. nose is of ash, chocolate, molasses, and sweet malts... the flavor is primarily molasses, sweet malts and very little hops if any...smooth mild flavor and medium light body...overall decent..not sure I would go after this one again.
Drake (8300) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle from Wine Warehouse, opened 6/3/14. Pours a very dark brown color with a thin offwhite head. Poor head retention. Aroma of toffee, honey, mild spice. The taste is honey, brown sugar, toffee, mild spice, nuts and citrus. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, slight lingering spice.
boozedude (1732) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle zhaded with hKes dr. ?. Never had this ztyle,, but the bottle looked interesting... dark pour...xeep brown.. cant point out the aroma.. taste is smooth.. easy drinking.. weird..but I like it
Salmoniform (540) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Opaque hue with fizzy brown head that dissipated immediately. Aroma is molasses, burnt sugar, floral, honey, cocoa, peppercorn, cola. Mouthfeel is nice with a light body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness throughout with a slight bitter following and a clean finish. Overall this is an interesting brew but not really my thing. It’s kind of like a weird fermented cola.
Niko100 (1976) - Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of malt, caramel/toffee, & some dark fruit; Flavor of slight sweet malt, caramel/molasses, some chocolate, and dark fruit notes; Decent.
BillKismet (3334) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Blackberry body with just a ring of head and a small foam center. Lovely, salty roastiness punctuates the aroma. Thinnish body, but enjoyable sooty backbone flaunting black patent and chocolate malts. Akin to an old brown porter style brew.
ericdevin (724) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Corvallis Brew Supply, Corvallis. Pours a dark brown, slight tan head. Aroma slight honey, slight dark chocolate. Body medium, slight sweetness to finish. OK, but not blowing my mind.
Ed5388 (2042) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from The Beer Shoppe in Ardmore PA. Poured a cola brown color with a small foamy off white head. Aroma and flavor of roasted malt, honey, burnt molasses, spice, and a hint of smokiness. Different, wasn't a huge fan!