frylock (1127) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 26, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Some caramel and toast in the aroma. Light smoke, some plums and a hint of cocoa, moderately sweet with a touch of hop bitterness in the finish.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with a thick off white head.
Nice malt aroma with just a bit of a roasty background.
Flavor is a bit like a porter, rich roast malt and cofee.
Slight metalic finish.
JakeBrake (14) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Definitely better than any other U.S. beer available in a can, but itís not as good as I hoped.
Positives: good aroma, black as a Scottish night in the glass, high ABV, excellent quaffability (a little too easy to throw down considering the ABV), lots of malt.
Negatives: not as rich or complex as advertised, flavor a bit flat - could use more (some?) hops to perk it up, faint but definite aluminum can flavor, barely carbonated, a bit on the "sweet and bland" side.
I will definitely take this one with me where beer portability is an issue, but probably wonít buy it again for home consumption. Glad to see someone is making microbrew in a can though.
Suttree (4452) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 28, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Springslicker gave me this one. "I guarantee its the best canned beer youíve ever had" he said. Thatís damning with faint praise, I thought. But sur enough, its really good. Clear, cola looking brown with a nice tan head. Chocolatey, toasty aroma. Rich and earthy, with a pleasent sweet milky chocolatey flavor. Substantial and filling.
TChrome (1389) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Falling Rock: Pours burgendy color with a creamy tan colored head. Flavor is chocolate malt. Mouthfeel is very soft. Not sure this sample was in the best condition. I would like to re-rate from the can.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2005 This is a class beer too, especially for a can. Nice malty sweet aroma. Flavor explodes with chocolate and caramel, with a touch of smokiness. Like Daleís PA, I am very impressed with this beer that comes from a can.
hopscotch (8217) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can...This beer rocks! Malt, malt, malt! Beautiful, crystal clear, mahogany ale with a huge, rocky, beige head. Decent retention and terrific, splattered lacing. The aroma and flavor are all about chocolate, caramel, beechwood and light smoke. Medium-bodied and creamy with moderate carbonation. Malty finish. The fairly high ABV is very well-hidden. This stuff really "hits and sticks!" What can I say? This beer is totally "my thing!" Thanks springslicker for this excellent example of my favorite style!
ChazyRPh (581) - Chazy, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
can, which maked me skeptical, until I saw the overal percentile... weíll see if I agree. Clear garnet red pour, with a medium tannish head. Malty aroma, with corn and butterscotch. Malty sweet, butterscotch again, nice malt flavor, without overdoing it. This is a quality brew. Nice richness with caramel to finish. I guess it lives up to its percentile, and not its vessel.
Oakes (10941) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - FEB 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown colour with golden highlights. The aroma is quite toffeeish with brown sugar notes. Relatively mild, clean character. Moderate body. Hint of raisin. Mild, slightly sweet finish.
Rastacouere (6044) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown, quick fading coke head. Smoky milk chocolate aroma, slightly peaty, butterscotchey yet you can smell that this will be a bit watery. Not very flavorful in mouth, mostly roasty and bready with a sweet corn syrup part that I donít dig. Well controlled sweetness level still. Light body, low carbonation. Okay, this was the best canned beer I ever had and the source for a few laughs over the canned conditioned concept.