deyholla (9263) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled from the tap at 2011 FOBAB. Poured a hazy deep golden amber with a near white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was very sweet with sweet grains, cereal, caramel and a good amount of butter. Flavor was similarly sweet with a bit of an off putting butter note. Not too enjoyable.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2011
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Draft at FoBAB. One of the most memorable for how awful it was. Pours a deep brown with an offwhite head. Nose is a smack in the face of butterscotch and rancid butter. some spice in the background, but I couldn’t get past the butter bomb here. Taste is much the same, werther’s original gone wrong and caramel. gross mouthfeel. Just bad.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Piece. Their first new beer that I had seen in a while. The server said it was a barrel aged Rye. Pours brown with a tan head. Light aroma of wood, sweet malt, caramel. Decent flavor, didn’t taste much rye or flavoring from the barrels. Actually had a fair amount of carbonation. Decent.