GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 6, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpub. Clear reddish-orange color with thin off white head. No lace. Smells of brown sugar and caramel. Slighty sweet. Flavor is dominated by malty caramel.
ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2005 Nice and deep, true to the name, with some dark auburn highlights and a good sized off-white head. Aroma of toasted malts, crisp lager yeast, honey and light notes of chocolate. Flavor is rich and sweet, with light toasted malt sweetness, some hints of caramel and a clean, crisp lager finish, which didnt water down. The texture is smooth, bordering on creamy. Medium body, moderate carbonation. One of the better beers I tried while down in Knoxville and itís impressive to see this style (sort of a Vienna/American Dark hybrid) being produced fairly well down here.
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Thanks to emacgee... dark amber with a copper center, clear, big tope head, very cloud like with great retention, looks great... really cheap generic nose, caramel and skunk, lots of corn, and some coffee, not great... the taste is even worse!, super flat, devoid of flavor at the front then a chemical skunk finish... pass on this
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at ohb 7/12/11.
crystal clear amber color with an off white head.
the nose is all about the corn... sulfur, light caramel, toast and some vegetals.
the flavor is the same...heavy on the canned corn with an earthy damp aftertaste.
beernovice39 (3037) - Montana, USA - FEB 12, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pours a clear amber/red with a thin off white head. Sweet malt scent. Caramel taste with some hops.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Union Jackís. Light clear red, thin whitish head. Lightly nutty caramel aroma, some fruitiness, but aroma is faint. Taste is pit fruits, toasty malts, then lots of toasted malt and caramel. Good stuff.
aracauna (2925) - Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear dark amber. Lightly caramel malt aroma. Slightly nutty flavor.
Cybercat (2772) - Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Strong, malty aroma has a yeasty overtone but is otherwise about average. It pours a clear dark coppery brown with a fairly thick, slightly yellowish light tan head. Malty flavor has yeasty and grassy notes with just a hint of apple, nothing special but still enjoyable. Texture is quite fizzy but just a bit on the thin side. Overall, a decent if not outstanding brew.
CanIHave4Beers (2758) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep red, maybe a tad lighter than something I would call "ruby" but itís getting there. The beer has a medium head that retains itís self nicely. Some fruity and bready malt shows up in the aroma along with mild vegetal notes. Generally it smells nice enough but the aroma is pretty reserved all together. The flavor is really very nice, and consequently a mildly roasty fruity lager with some mild snappy hops is pretty much exactly what Iím in the mood for at the moment. Iím glad I decided to open this up. Thereís not a whole lot to dig into here, itís a very clean cery malt forward beer that is really well balanced with a bit of zesty hop bitterness. Very full flavored for a >4% beer.
maxwelldeux (2703) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The smell on it is just a tad dirty to me. Pours a darker amber with some slight hints of red to it. Moderate head. Relatively unremarkable in taste; I donít get much to it at all.