Headbanger (3581) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle (Old Notes-Brewed by Chicago Brewing Co.)-Pours a medium copper with a decent head. Aroma of malt and caramel. Taste of the same with some slight hops coming in. This light to medium bodied brew is not bad.
Ughsmash (7429) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Prairie Rock. Poured a clear blood red with absolutely zero head after about 45 seconds. Sweet, candied caramel steals the show on the nose.. not much room for anything else besides a hint of vanilla that wafted through. The flavor was just like the nose.. sweet caramel and candy with a pinch of vanilla.. mild floral bitterness is in there, but doesn’t stand up to the sweetness bomb.. some sharp boozy points peek through for no good reason. Just about medium-bodied and too sweet.
Arnie (274) - Chicagoland, IL, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad red, but nothing memorable. Coppery in color, carmely in nose and flavor.
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this one on draught in Elgin, Illinois. Your standard everyday red. Quite malty, caramel malts? Not much else going on here.
frankenkitty (1984) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Color of Killians, a reddish/dark amber with not much of a cream-colored head. Moderately malted in aroma and flavor, but my palate was somewhat skewed after some lingering chocolate from the beer prior to this one. I will have to try again.
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Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2005 Brownish copper with a modest fizzy head, this has a caramel malt aroma with an earthy, herbal hopping to it. It’s medium bodied and light on carbonation. The flavor continues quite malty with a dirty hop bitterness on the finish. Acceptable.
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muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 2, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at the Elgin location. Deep, clear copper; malty, earthy aroma...wet black soil with a few drops of vanilla spilled. Very malty, caramel flavor, with perhaps a touch of mint and oregano. Not bad at all, especially for a style I usually dismiss.