CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a mostly opaque dark mahogany with a thin, wispy-lacing light tan head. Aroma of sweet toasty dark caramel and roasted malt with a touch of noble hops and dark chocolate. Body starts fairly full and semi-sweet with a good roasty dark malty flavor balanced with subtle bittering hops before a drier, smooth finish. Pretty true to style and very drinkable.
tjthresh (1863) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - OCT 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber shared by theisti. Pour a sort of Coke brown with a tan head. Sort of a pilsner aroma with touches of roast and some herbal hops. The flavor is light, but shows off some chocolate flavors and good roasted notes. Medium body with a ashy dry finish. High carbonation. Really an ejoyable beer. Very sessionable. Thanks Tim.
theisti (3001) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle courtesy of mcox90. Pour is deep black with ruby highlights with great settling and a pretty 1 inch tan head. Aroma of not much really, some faint roasted maltiness. Taste reveals more character than the nose - the roasty-smoky malt and some prune fruitiness. Finish has some hay and grass. Palate thinnish, drying. Super easy drinking beer I could drink a million of these in a session. Thanks Michael.
Lubiere (9035) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aged in Bourbon Cask with Vanilla Beans. A dark brown murky lager with a thin light moka head. A pleasant woody bourbon cask aroma with light caramel and butterscotch. In mouth, powdery chocolate with notes of Brett, vanilla and cherries. Light and refreshing. On tap at Vermont Brewers Fest 2008, July 19, 2008.
rds (230) - USA - OCT 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks like Pepsi, with similarly moderate carbonation, a little bit sweet, with a some cherry notes, mucho malt, a little roasted on the finish. A fine digestif.
blklab2007 (1778) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 9, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at monster b’s had a toasted brown color with a thin tan fluffy head. aroma of light malt, faint roast, nuts, and strangely tea. mouth feel is medium with average carbonation. flavor has roasted barley, dark malt, light bitter hits, and a touch of resinous hops. finish lingers on the tongue for a minute with rich malts and bitters.
hopdog (8241) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle shared courtesy of Josh. Poured a deep brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, caramel, and toasty. Tastes of roast, chocolate, light coffee, and some caramel.
TomDecapolis (4337) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 25, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to Josh for sharing this one. Pours a deep brown with amber notes and a small creamy off white head. Aroma of iced tea, malty graininess, toasted malt, earthy, light smoke and molasses. Flavor of light smoke, grainy malts, pretzels and toasted malt.
egajdzis (5117) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a reddish mahogany color with a small, tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, nuts, cocoa, smoke, and burnt toast. Taste of chocolate, more roast, caramel malts, smoke, nuts, and dry wood in the finish.
hopscotch (8375) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2008 Bottle... Post RBSG ’08 O-Town/Vero Beach Throwdown Chapter 8... Clear, very dark lager with little to no head. Chocolaty nose. Light to medium-bodied with a thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Well-balanced and a touch chocolaty, but watery and bland. Finishes weak and fairly nondescript.Thanks to mcbackus for providing the bottle!