Kinz (3450) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2015
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
SF5. Aggressively bad. Pours a medium clear gold. Aroma of sweet corn. Flavor matches, but isn’t as good as the sweet corn descriptor makes it sound. Chemically too. Yegads.
Butters (3939) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2015
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Sampled at Slutfest Five. Fucking aweful. clear pale gold pour with white head ring. Sweet as fuck. corny and syrupy. dark fruit. blah.
naivepegasus (350) - USA - FEB 28, 2015
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pretty much just malts and alcohol. Sweet without a hop take. To be fair, this beer is kind of hilarious considering the price and ABV
samsmith33 (512) - - JAN 31, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Appearance: copper color, white head.
Aroma : brown sugar, caramal
Taste: malty, yeasty, Wang, apricot, sweet and sour chicken.
Not very good, but the girl on the bottle is hot.
Pumpkin87 (85) - - JAN 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2015 Pours attractive coppery amber with big beige head that quickly dissipates.
Nose is big malt and yeast, resolving into caramel with some heat.
Flavors are more complicated than one expects from the reviews, with caramel, cereal, nuts, bananas and corn all having their moments before a finish that at times brings metallic alcohol and at times more sweetness.
With all the bad craft bad made in the US, the review here are a bit harsh, but so is this beer’s technique. It’s got many interesting elements, but they don’t necessarily fit together smoothly.
While the 9.7 ABV is borderline for a session, this beer is better when you take it slowly. Aeration and a slight warming show more than just tossing it down.
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2014
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
[ Bottle ][ 2oz ][ Tasting ][ ][ Champagne Flute ][ 12.07.14 ]
transparent amber, puffy white head, large bubbled. Dragon breath nose aka hot, tons of cardboard, lightly gummy with dirty banana peel esters. More gum early, heavy oxidation alongside sappy raisin sweetness, sticky cardboard in finish.
nimbleprop (5498) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
50cl bottle pours a clear, caramel amber with some cloudy, white head. Nose has quite a bit of sugar, raisin, banana, yeasty esters. Flavor is sweet, root veg, caramel, raisin, candy. Cloying finish.
radagast83 (5385) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Poured an almost still clear orange color. Aroma is boozy notes. Corn, booze, alcohol. Not awful awful, but not great. Pretty good to get drunk quick I guess.
solidfunk (4911) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not quite as horrible as you’d think. Just bad. Pours amber with OK head and lacing. Very sugary. Very sweet finish. Bottle. Too syrupy.
Iphonephan (4016) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
From a bottle at the DC Ratebeer event Dec. 6, 2014. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Aroma of caramel. Sweet malt flavors. Cloying, boozy finish.