FROTHINGSLOSH (4291) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2010 I first rated this one 11/21/06 and had what I believe was an infected beer because it was very off and awful. Now I am rerating a new can. This beer poured a dark red-caramel color with a huge foamy tan head that produced good lacing. The aroma was sweet with caramel malt and faintly fruity. The flavor was tangy with notes of chocolate, caramel, faint cherries and fig and had a light sour and bitter undertone. The finish was medium length, tangy, bitter and had faint notes of caramel and vague fruits. Medium body and rather smooth. Decent.
FlacoAlto (3676) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 14, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
An almost clear, dark brownish amber colored beer, which shows bright reddish amber hues when held up to the light. Poured from the can it forms an initially two-finger thick, light tan color. Crap! Buttery notes of diacetyl greets my nose from the get go. Underneath this is a dry, toasty malt character that leans towards biscuit notes. Unfortunately all I can think of is movie popcorn, though I will admit the aroma is not yet rank.
Lightly sweet, and definitely malty up front. After my first sip the diacetyl flavors are not too bad, though they do seam to pick up as time goes on. As long as I don’t inhale as I take a sip the diacetyl remains at a reduced level. There are some toasty malt notes of caramel and biscuits noticeable as well. I get the sense that this would be a decent Dunkel if the diacetyl was in check. I think it might need a bit more maltiness, but it is hard to tell. As the beer warms my taste buds become diacetyl soaked and it becomes a bit more drinkable. There is a decent maltiness here that is really nice. Without the diacetyl this might even be an outstanding lager.
ross (2008) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - NOV 13, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from Jeff (doclock) Thanks! Pours out a murky brown color without much head. Smell is rich and malty with some bread notes. Taste is kind of thick and yet watered down at the same time. Not near as good as the other cans, but still its pretty drinkable.
Zeswaft (1314) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a pretty boring beer. Tastes like toasted wheat bread. Thin mouthfeel.
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
sampled at SFPN, Andys. Amber in color. Aroma is caramel/sweet malts. Same in the flavor, lightly bitter hop finish and taste.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2006 Tap in Pheonixville. Poured a brown body with a small off-white head. Some sweet malts in the nose and flavor with a small but nice hop finish.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Royersford location. Poured a medium to deeper reddish/orange (almost brown) color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, nuts, light roast, and some toffee. Tastes of pretty much the same. Malty.
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 14, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"Poured a dark copper color. thin line of head which left almost no lacing to speak of. Aroma was of cinnamon and carmel?? Taste was toasted malts with a bitter finish. Good beer not amazing."
TomDecapolis (4331) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 12, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Royersford location. Pours a brown amber with a small off white head. Light aroma of caramel, malts and some nuts. Lots of malts, nuts and a slight roastiness in the flavor.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Grey Lodge in Philly. Nice easy drinking beer. Tasted what it should be. Nothing really special.