Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2002
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Other than the nasty aftertaste itís not horrible per se. The flavor is actually somewhat pleasant and fruity.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 1, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Deep reddish-amber, big (fast-decaying) head. Faint, very faint, citrusy aroma; pillowy mouthfeel and finish but not much in the front: bits of caramel, orange and cherry to tease you, but little to hold on and make your tastebuds go "wow". At the very end, if you rest a minute after tasting, a nasty medicinal quality comes through. Sad.
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a deep amber with almost no head. Nose is malt laden. Flavor is malt dominated with almost no hops. Sweet, but still the malts make you take notice. Very lightly carbonated. A bitter finish completes the taste. A bomber with the leftover brew still in the refrigerator. Iím not sure if I really want to revisit this one
mribm (446) - Hurley, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Beer # 400! Not quite what I expect from a winter / holiday beer. Slightly malty taste up front with a slightly hoppy finish. Nothing really special in the taste, aroma or appearance. Pretty much just an average beer.
GG (2019) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 20, 2007
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
NorCal December í07 - Thank goodness I didnít plunk my hard earned money down on this garbage. If you want to show someone what diactyl smells like, give íem this crap. A big buttery popcorn, malty sweet nose. It really is like sticking a slab of butter in your beer and smelling it. Now, Iím not real sensitive to this chemical, but this beer has it in spades. Appearance is a dark amber color, a nice thick head with some decent lacing. Flavors are sweet malts, earthy hops and a touch of oxidation. Ugh. Pass on this one.
gregwilsonstl (878) - USA - MAR 14, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pretty normal brew. Tastes like a pretty bland pale ale. Tan head, amber hue. Rather boring.
Ughsmash (6926) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle thanks to David! Poured medium tawny with an explosive cap of beige head and sticky rings of lace. The aroma picked up a lot of really weird stuff.. some sour fruity notes, a bit of cardboard, perfumey soap, peppery and cardamom spicage, and hibiscus. The flavor wasnít any better.. some kind of darker spices, toffee, and sticky weird floral mixed with vegetal notes at the core with peppery and floral notes at the edges.. sticky ugliness on the finish. Medium-bodied, spicy, and likely infected. Ugly beer.
Suttree (4745) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 14, 2010
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Butter, Again. I donít know why I bother with Shipyard beers. Tastes a little better than it smells, but geez...
DavidO (10) - Potomac, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2007
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I did not really care for this beer, other than a sour taste, there was very little to note other than I did not spit it out.
May have to try this again in case I just got a bad batch.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 23, 2007
2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Best before 10/08. Beautiful, soft garnet color with a slight white lacing. Spiced malt aroma. Dark fruits and some orange, cinnamon and nutmeg. Strangely astringent. Bitter and astringent are the only flavors in this beer for me. Wow, it started out so nice...