dnstone (2047) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 30, 2010
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
IPA hoppy nose. Copper in color. It has an unfavorably bitter flavor to me (an IPA lover).
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Firkin version at Barleyís 8th Annual Mini RAF (05/22/10): This beer is a murky amber-brown color with a thin beige head that recedes quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Fruity hops aroma with some malty behind it. Medium body with flavors of earthy malt, caramel and piney hops. The finish is sweet caramel malt with a short hoppy aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Firkin sample at the 2010 Barleyís Mini Real Ale Fest. Pours a hazy amber with a thin tan head. Citrusy and piney hop nose, but the hops donít seem to be in harmony; itís a bit messy smelling. Caramel malt flavor with floral and piney hops with a bit of citrus. Not really reminding me of Nosferatu, but I wonder if itís either just this batch or an effect of the firkin.
Tmoney99 (9601) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Barleys MRAF. Poured cloudy copper brown color with an average off-white frothy head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy hop and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy bitter flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where exceeded.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the BrewPub. I understand this was the creation of the new Brewmaster who came from Great Lakes which happens to be the clone of Nosferatu.This was a hop fest in a bottle.Bitter citrus was dominant here, finishing of with a bitter bite.
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at brewery. Nice pour. Aroma was bitter and hoppy. Flavor was decayed citrus and pine. Way too hoppy for me.
Beerboy (5) - Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2009 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
LIke the old Great Lakes Nosferatu. Fantastic! Great balance of big malt and assertive hops.
jbivens544 (5) - Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2009 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a seasonal beer and when itís available, itís all I drink.
I even take home growlers every time I go to the brewery.
I hate to see it go.
This one is dry hopped and served out of a beer engine also, usually on Mug Club Nights.
Congrats to Dennis the Master Brewer on this fine Ale.
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big citrus hop nose with strong aromas of pine and dough. Poured a hazy red-copper producing a fluffy tan head with layered lacing. Fresh and alive, with a face puckering bitterness that feels good. Drinks big and has a welcoming sipping quality. Fruit flavors of orange, grapefruit and lemon jump over the caramel and bread malt flavors. Resinous pine and a hint of hoppy soapiness. Fantastic beer, I knew Ohio Brewing had it in them. Turns out the gentlemen responsible for this fine treat was the creator of Great Lakes Nosferatu...I do see a wonderful similarity.