CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2009 bottle, shared by peregrinari: Pours a transparent bright golden bronze with a small froth of off-white head. Has a sweet caramel and butterscotch nose with some light fruity esters. Starts with good fullness and sweet doughy caramel with some warming alcohol and light fruity complexity before a drier slightly more bittersweet finish. A decent heller bock.
nimbleprop (7202) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle at the DC Local tasting. Crystal clear orange, yellow with a frothy, white head. Aroma is a little fusel, some caramel. Flavor is sweet, bready, grass, with a slight sour pucker. Finish is water.
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, 2009, thanks peregrinari. Crystal clear amber body with small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, herbal, caramel, some apple. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel/bread, some herbal/spicy, apple. Light-medium body, light acidity, low carbonation.
hershiser2 (1909) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2009
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Pours golden-copper with a small head. Copper, grainy nose. Flavor is a jolt of metal, wet grass, wheat, and sewage water... well my guess what that would all taste like. Finishes slightly sweet. Not a fan.
GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks, Redlight. Pours a golden copper color with a grainy and spicy aroma. Flavors are also grain with a little spice.
SpringsLicker (3417) - Tennessee, USA - APR 28, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Butters for this one!
A tall, off-white head forms over the deep yellow/light orange body.
Fruity malt aroma.
Sweet, malty little hop aroma or bitterness.
Not bad, while not outstanding either.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - APR 10, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear gold-orange color with a sparse off-white head. Very mild spiced grain aroma, yeast, gave an almost doughy impression. Basic grainy taste plus some cinnamon with a clean finish.
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is my first beer from Star Hill and i am not very impressed. This winter selection is however on par with others ive had. Must be that i just dont enjoy winter seasonals/heller bocks...i cant think of one that ive had that has made me say wow this is good. Anyway ill reserve my comments for the brewer once ive tasted more of their offerings. Below average beer for me though except they mask the 6.5% alcohol volume well.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy Redlight. Pours a dark copper color, with a small off white head. Smells of some dark fruits, a little candy sugar, some honey, and dark sweet malts. The flavor was quite sweet as well, but maybe a little overly so. Very sticky on the palate with lots of the honey and sweet mals taking charge. Not a great balanced brew, but wasnt terrible. Just not a whole lot going on other than the sweetness.
juiceisloose (1296) - Windermere, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle #169 of 300, courtesy Redlight. Pours a clear amberish orange color with a small, off white head with minimal spots of lacing. The aroma shows notes of citrus fruits, cereal grains, and honey. The flavor follows suit with the honey and pale fruits mixed with some grains and pale malt. Medium bodied, subtle carbonation and very sweet on the palate. A long finish with some caramel on the backend. Decent, but nothing really stands out about it.