MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked up at a Holiday station in the middle of nowhere in Wisconsin. What the heck. Clear deep auburn. Nose malty, lots of caramel, some nuts and breadiness. Flavor sweet, caramel and a bit of toffee, nutty and mildly woody. Creamy. Decent stuff.
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 12-oz bottle: pours a clear, ruby brown with a sizable off-white head. Good lacing all the way down. Moderate roasty aroma. Initial taste is roasty malt & nutty, with hints of vanilla. Nice, bitter followup. Smooth and full-bodied. Very good beer.
PorterPounder (5379) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Discount Liquors, Milwaukee, WI. 12 oz bottle. Pours a light copper color with a slight mocha head with decent lacing. Aroma has some chocolate hints in there with that patented home brew malty aroma. Flavor has a bot of chocolate as well, some nuttiness, a slight citrus bent and finishes with a caramel twist. Mouthfeel is decent - smooth drinking.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber Coloring with Sandy Ring. Fruity and Malty Aroma. Hops Provide a Light and Crisp Tang to the Brew Thougout and a Good Amount of Carbonation. Decent Amber.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On-tap at Gitchee Gumee Brewfest - Clear light golden brown, thin but fluffy dark ivory cap; minimal lacing in thin globuals.
Aroma has some nice roasty tones to it, dry, toasted, with a nutty toffeeness like that of peanut brittle.
Quick, crispy, and toasty front with a dry breadyness and toffee. Light dry hop backing adding some to the finish where it does tend to get better with more earthy nut toastyness. Still tends to be light on the palate though.
Feel is a thinner medium body, fairly light and crisp, very easy goin’ and drinks well. A bit more body and lasting flavors and this could be quite good.
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2007 Sampled at the 3rd Annual "Between the Bluffs" Beer and Cheese Festival in La Crosse, WI. Appearance is a foamy, off-white head. Ok lacing. Copper color. Aroma is grass hop, floral hop, grains, mild fruit esters, walnut. A tad weak but still discernable. Flavor is very nutty, kinda like English walnuts with pecan undertones. Roasted grains. Palate is lingering and sweet with a medium carbonation. 7, 4, 8, 3, 17 = 3.9.
Rerate: Pours to a nice brassy mahogany body with a thin white head. The aroma is English toffee-like. The flavor is extremely toasty with Earthy malts and light English hops. Drinkable.
heemer77 (5098) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a Pioneer labelled bottle. The color is a dark amber with a thin yellow head. The aroma is sweet caramel with little else. The taste is peanuts with a hint of toast. A little light for the style.
Bigsky66 (148) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good herb taste too this one. Nice hop aroma too, but lacked a little in the flavor. Like the overall flavor and the earth/grass taste at the end is a good touch.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Luminous bronze with dark swirling menacing yeast clouds and a soupy lasting cap...pine, dried herbs and a nice touch of whiskey in the nose...creamy-soft body becomes rather watery at the finish, but still manages to support a nice caramel, touch of butter (but not too much) and vanilla. Much better than I expected.
ChazyRPh (582) - Chazy, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle from a trade...Pours a clear red color with a small off white head. Malty aroma, with hints of hops. Heavy on the malts in this brew. Some roastiness, more toward the end. Ever so slightly hoppy. Certainly quaffable, this would make a very nice session beer.