GarrettB (1393) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
July 14th, 2014 - My summer beer camp hike continues on to Tater Ridge, another one of these sweet potato varieties that I dearly love. The color is just shy of a brown, more of a deep, dark, syrup color with a sweet potato flesh colored head (at least under my light). The smell is soft and redolent of soul, with plenty of yam and sweet potato in evidence, glazed carrot, and even more tropical touches of coconut and sunscreen - an added and compatible twist. The palate is fuzzy and on the heavier side, and a matched with a consistent flavor of root vegetables like purple potatoes, sweet potatoes and even wet soil itself - the embryonic fluid of potatoes everywhere. The long aftertaste passes up notes of black pepper to spice the potatoes, giving a very, very nice rounded presentation of a full meal.
juiceisloose (1296) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from Beer Camp series pack. Pours a deep brown color and topped by a head of tan colored foam. The aroma shows notes of sweet malts, toasted caramel, earthy root, dark fruits, a touch of roast, and maybe a hint of smoke. Very sweet and earthy smelling. The flavor follows with the toasted caramel, dark fruits, and sweet malts, and a nice earthy character which could be attributed to the sweet potatoe. Medium bodied with balanced carbonation that leads to a semi sweet finish. Not bad, but nothing that really stands out. Don’t know if I could really pick out the sweet potatoe either. Not my favorite from this series.
ACHops (1270) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle, served in a shaker pint. Pours dark reddish caramel, quite a bit of suspended sediment leaves it almost opaque. Aroma is sweet, sticky, lightly roasty caramel malt. Taste is similar, dark sticky caramel malt; only a hint of smokiness which tends to overpower many Scottish Ales. Hard to pick up the sweet potato, except maybe in the overall sweetness. Clean, malty finish.
VastActiv (5404) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home, Vantaa. Enjoyed straight from the bottle. Aromas and flavours: Some grain, chocolate, hints of cocoa and roasted malts. Can’t find potato which is good.
PartyFowle (952) - - JUN 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy deep purple, the color of the outside of a grape. Head is lovely -- one inch of pillowy light tan has great staying and sticking power. Aroma is earthy potato skin, toffee, a bit of smokiness and toasted bread loaf. Kind of a weird funk or meatiness in the background. Flavor is similar in malt character -- a touch of caramel, a little smoky malt. Sweetens markedly as it warms, revealing dark raisiny notes and a little citrusy spice. Creamy medium-light body; smooth mild carbonation. Just a bit of noticeable alcohol heat. The flavors in this one only truly reveals themselves when the beer warms to near room temp.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6484) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured an orange-brown color with a huge foamy tan head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was malty and sweet with molasses and dark fruits. The flavor was bitter, malty and toasty with notes of cocoa, caramel and dark fruit. Long toasty finish. Medium body. Solid.
BrewMstr (180) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle while camping. Not sure about the sweet potatoes, difficult to determine their overall impact. Brown with tan head, mild aroma that matches the Scottish ale style. Not bad, not great, kind of a gimmick.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a dark brown with a finger of light kakhki head. Aroma of dark fruits and some citrus. Taste is light bitter, follows aroma. Pretty good.
Theydon_Bois (16262) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle split at Chriso Easter tasting, thanks to LKS, 04/04/15.
Rich amber with a moderate light beige covering.
Nose is sweet malts, fruit rinds, caramel.
Taste comprises sweet’n’sour notes, candied fruit rinds, orange peel.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Not much going on with this one but what there is is inoffensive.
madmitch76 (21233) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
4th April 2015
ChrisOs Easter Tasting. Light haze on this amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Semi dry palate, decent fine carbonation. Smooth malts, pleasant caramel. Little spice. It’s okay but what’s it supposed to be?