Strykzone (5500) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Half pint glass at the brewpub. My favorite of the three beers I had on this visit. Medium to dark brown in color. A very nice nutty nose with brown sugar. Feel was nice. Flavor also lead with nuts. Caramel, brown sugar, molasses, maple, and some hop notes underneath. Sweet and flavorful. This made for a very pleasant beer on a hot July night.
phaleslu (7419) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub, the current cask offering. Pours a clear, deep brown color with a small beige head. Notes of nuts, tobacco, caramel malts, wet tea leaves, brown sugar, toast, earthy hops, wood, and cardboard. The cask temperature was higher than normal, seeming just as warm, if not warmer, than the air outside on a warm night over Memorial Day weekend. Still, there is a solid, interesting beer here and I’m interested to try it again on nitro to see the differences.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
mahogany body, tan head, nice lacing. nose is nutty malty. flavor is lightly sweet, nutty, creamy, chocolatey. medium bodied, sweet finish. a touch too sweet for my palate. on tap at square one brewery.
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught pint at the brewery in a shaker. This beer was typical of the style. It had a sweet body with a hop character overlaying it. It was easy to drink but very typical of its style.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 19, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Filtered with a brown hue. RIng of cream colored head. Nutty molasis and bready malt aromas. Medium bodied with a medium malt roast. Toast and cocoa. Caramel and chocolate notes. Nutty. Mildly sticky. Mild effervescence. A tad thin. Subtle hop finish. Decent.
madscotsman (147) - Fairview Heights, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured dark brown in color with a small offwhite head. Malt in the aroma, flavor and palate with a nice finish
rdawson321 (145) - USA - APR 25, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled at the brewery. Tastes of roasted carmel malt, with little hops and a sweet finish. Nothing spectacular.
vyvvy (4623) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 15, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice clear dark brown color with medium head retention. Roasted malt and slight nuttiness on the aroma. Taste is roasty malt with nutty graininess and a touch of roasted caramel. Finish is light hops and a slightly sour lingering aspect. An okay beer.