shadey (1948) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Bright dark orange pour with light soapy head. Aroma is crisp and clean, with subtle hops and mild malt. Smells like a good steam beer with elevated alcohol - exactly what it is. Flavor are similar, but with a stiff alcohol zing at the end as it warms. Really interesting concept.
commonmac (464) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2014 Bottle acquired by unknown means. A pitch black appearance light on head. Not much aroma present but closer to malt than hops. Smoother than expected and doesn’t overwhelm with roasted malt or other traditional dark beer traits. Kind of reminds me of a dark Belgian which should serve as a compliment. A little light on flavor and more bitter than desired at the end. Still a good winter or Mpls fall option. Great brewery but they flex their muscles more on other efforts.
DrnkMcDermott (2855) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Single bottle from Lemon Tree. Pours a light amber color with a bubbly head that settles into suds. Slightly woody smell, light malt nose.Taste has malts and noticeable alcohol. Hops are pretty bitter, yet medicinal. The bottle has a DOB of 4/29/13, so it could be hops, or it could be going phenolic. I still like it, though. Drinking it down just builds up the hops. Like a slap in the face.
poisoneddwarf (1821) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - NOV 23, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle. Aroma is pretty plain, with light fruitiness and grain. Pours clear copper with a one finger off-white head that falls after a minute. Taste starts out sweet before turning bitter. Grainy and licorice flavors with a metallic tinge. Pretty boring. Not what I was expecting.
Frulertruler (118) - San Rafael, SPAIN - NOV 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botella. Como una láger tradicional pero con más potencia de alcohol, sulfuros y poco lúpulo. Ligeramente dulce de trago facil
chucklemation (625) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy golden color. Has a light bitter finish and a nice medium body feel. Satisfying, though lacking something that I can’t put my finger on.
Kapaopango (22) - SPAIN - NOV 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber orange color with white head. Aroma of caramel and sweet madurated fruits. Taste of caramel and some bitterness. High drinkabilty for 8 abv. Nice beer. It’s not all about Ipa’s, stouts or sours.
merc7186 (2328) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Golden Straw Hue, Passes Most Light, White Head Ring, Decent Lacing
S: Corn, Sweet Malts
T: Sweet Malts, Corn, Mildly Floral
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Malt Sweetness
Overall, a pretty standard steam beer...wasnt expecting more.
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours a rich amber color. Big aroma of caramel. Taste is caramel malts and toasted bread, light bitter finish.
wlajwl (4190) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is malts and mild/medium sweetness. The flavor is malts, spices, fruit and a tart finish. Sort of similar to an Oktoberfest, not bad.