Ratman197 (8469) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of carmel, earthiness and a hint of fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, earthiness and light fruittiness with a crisp lingering earthy finish. A fairly dull beer.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Served on draft at the Michigan Summer Beerfest, 2010, as part of RBSG festivities. Pours a clear amber color with a medium offwhite head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of sweet sugar caramel with very faint citrus and floral notes. The taste is bitter hops, earthy notes, toffee and caramel. Medium bodied.
shrubber85 (6505) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Toffee malt aroma. Medium amber with moderate head. Mildly sweet toffee malt and pepper flavor. Nice body. Solid.
crossovert (5627) - Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
AMber pour with a gigantic head, you would think its a belgian. Totally uncontrollabel head. The smell is pleasant, herbal hops, spices, bread malt, hint of fruitiness and some etal. Mouthfeel is super-carbonated it is like drinking pop rocks. Flavor is lightly malty, lightly hoppy, kind of hard ot pick out flavors due to the carbonation issue.
thedm (4848) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This bottled brew from a rating party poured a head of foamy light off-white colored bubbles that were and left behind a softly carbonated transparent light amber colored body and a fair lacing. The aroma was mild with malty soft citrus notes. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of bitter hops and mild caramel. A decent quaff-able one that I would consider drinking again.
esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2010
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear amber with a thin tan head that dissolves into a thin layer with minimal lacing. Aroma of caramel sticky bread, mild fruit with some florally/vegetal hops. Pretty blasť and the first descriptor that comes to mind is thin bodied and over-roasted malt. Vegetal hops and mild bitterness mix in with a rather tasteless malt base. Just not very good.
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2011
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
bottle... a dark amber with lots of copper, a big light tan head, great retention and lacing, good looking... really weak nose that gives off a bit of generic malt, just sweet overall... wow, this tastes terrible, like drink sweat socks, this is just gross, what the hell
wlajwl (3321) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is malts, yeast and hint of tropical fruit. The flavor is fruit/tropical fruit, malts and a mildly sour finish.
Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz bottle from Binnyís Lakeview. Pours a mostly clear amber colored body with an inch thick, dense, rocky and foamy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is somewhat fruity with a bready, somewhat sticky caramel malt backing. A bit of a spiciness and earthiness in there as well. Flavor is tough to put down. Earthy and papery up front with a lot of oxidation present. Some toasty, bready caramels at the back end with just a slight sweetness, but this finishes pretty harsh with a spicy and earthy bitterness. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a lively, foamy carbonation. Overall, this is not a very good beer. Oxidized, bitter, and tough to put down. Not the worst beer Iíve ever had, but itís certainly down there on the list.
patrick767 (3232) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 22, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle at Ft Wayne tasting courtesy of jsquire - Pours light amber with a small off-white head. The aroma is very mild hops. It tastes moderately bitter with caramel malt. To my surprise this oneís a little astringent on the palate so I donít think the flavors came together quite right. It finishes bitter, but not unpleasant.