Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle from By the Bottle in Vancouver, WA. Pours out the caramelly color of a coke with a very thin head. Aroma was of caramel and grass and the flavor was roasty with caramel, molasses and a little bit of smoke. Solid brew, would drink again.
yemenmocha (658) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2009
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours cola colored brown with small head that disappears completely within moments. Nose is weak to nonexistent, with a suggestion of musty caramel. Palate has an earthy quality that is probably the rock influence, but beyond that it’s just a light roasty malt flavor profile. It’s watery, with not much exciting going on.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark and sexy amber lager, I like that. The head was volumous, tightly woven, and khaki colored. Nose had that grassy lagery touch with some blistered caramel, and chemical influence. Flavors were concentrated on caramelly scorched sucrose and crystal-like notes. A bit of pumperknickle bread notes ride by from time to time. Certainly not my style but beyond style-wide issues, not a bad beer.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours with a deep amber red body topped by a medium thick to thick head with a good amount of lacing. It’s sweet and malty with a nice underlying hop note and a note of dark fruit and molasses. Medium bodied and well carbonated.
blutt59 (5997) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, cola colored pour with ring of bubbles, smokey sugar nose, flavor is same with smoke, brown sugar, nutty , cola, light overall and smooth
iowaherkeye (2684) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bomber, no date--hooray the internets are back! Clear brown--very deep in the glass--with a one finger beige head, fair retention. Some burnt plastic I pick up on first, followed by some toasted malts and nuts. Flavor gets a little roastier, though the nuts are still there with some added light caramel sweetness. The finish was semi-dry and roasty with bitterness peaking around a 2. The plastic wasn’t as apparent in the flavor as it was in the aroma, thankfully. Low prickly carbonation with a light to medium body. Not too bad of a beer, but it gets an extra point for the brewing method.
mar (4590) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. deep amber pour with a thin cream head. nose is roasted malts, nuts and syrup.. very nice on the palate with a heavy roasted malt flavor and a smooth finish.
Cletus (6322) - Connecticut, USA - APR 22, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a nice off white head. Smells of spice, earthy, some dark fruity hint, peppery. Tastes lightly bitter and of roasted malt, caramel, more spiciness, molasses. There’s a light smokiness on the finish. Well balanced.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a deep, dark brown with red hies and beige head. Aroma os interesting, some dark fruits, toasted grains. Flavor is faintly sweet, some toasted grains, dark fruit, caramel, some spice, some bitterness. Mouth feel is medium body with high carbonation. This was an interesting beer, there were flavors I could not place though.
BMan1113VR (7769) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a small, off-white head over a clear, dark brown body. Aroma is slightly sweet, malty and floral with light fruit (very weak aroma, hard to find descriptors). Taste is ashy, tobacco, grainy, and caramel. Light bubbles and a water like mouthfeel.