Ibrew2or3 (8024) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle pours clear deep red-amber with thin tan head. The aroma has some roasted malts mixing with bits of caramel malts, chocolate malts, spicy hops and black licorice. The taste offers up notes of roasted malts, a pulse of sweet dark fruity esters and then rolling into spicy and earthy hops. Into the finish chocolate malts surface and then give way to a mild level of burnt malts off into the after taste.
jcwattsrugger (12113) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours a thin to a ring light tan head and copper color. Aroma is musty, hint of roasty medium malt. Taste is musty/roasty/nutty/caramel medium malt, secondary spice hops. Towards medium body.
AmEricanbrew (6656) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper color/ beige head. Nutty, multi grain bread aromas. medium body. Decent caramel, spicy sweet, nutty flavors--
adnielsen (10445) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ home. Burgundy appearance with a light tan head. Toffee, caramel, nutty, toasty, brown malty nose. Toasty, slightly nutty, a touch bitter, brown malty flavor. Not all that exciting of a beer but decent.
decaturstevo (5741) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber pour with off white head and lace. Aroma is light chocolate, caramel malt, and some roasted malt. Sweet start with a change to sour caramel and a hinto floral bitter hops. A bit thin. Decent drinker.
Ernest (7242) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium brown.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, caramel), lightly hoppy (flowers), with a note of plum.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly unclean.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Simple but ok in the nose. A tad clunky and dirty in the mouth. Boring and forgettable.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6536) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark brown color with a medium sized foamy tan head that lingered and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was dryish and malty with light molasses, chalk, cherry and nut. The flavor was tart and malty with notes of nut, cherry caramel and a touch of licorice. The finish was long, tangy, fruity and nutty with some lingering bread. Medium body. Solid.
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a mostly clear amber with a moderate tan head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and laced the glass well. Pleasant aroma of malt and caramel. The flavor is equally pleasant with the same malt and caramel. Mild-moderate bitterness at the finish. No problems.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Redhook Mudslinger is a very clear, copper brown ale with a small, white head that quickly fades to a ring. It has a caramel aroma with a note of coffee and possibly cola. It’s light bodied with a pretty clean, delicate finish. It’s lightly flavored with caramel and some nuttiness. It has a slightly metallic property. An herbal, medicinal bitterness comes in for the finish. Sweet caramel flavor lingers. This isn’t really my style, but there’s nothing wrong with it.
Strykzone (6560) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sent my way from Hayduke with whom it was shared via Facebook chat. This is dark mahogany with a nice creamy light tan colored head that lasts nicely. Nose does not jump out but offers chocolate and raisins. A nice creamy feel. Flavor is chocolate, roasted notes, dark fruit, and very mild spice. The finish is gentle fruit. Occasionally some hop bitterness shows up and occasionally the hops were lighter fruit. This is one that I could drink plenty of. Nice sweetness with all of that malt and they hops add interesting aspects.