Ughsmash (7507) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured clear fiery orange with a fine cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up sweet caramel and biscuity notes supporting resiny pine sap, grated orange zest, and drier, dusty yeast.. soft with a passive-aggressive hop presence that was well-utilized. The flavor was centered around dry caramel, again with a substantial hop presence (pine, orange, and a pinch of something somewhat earthy and English-inspired).. finished with plenty of residual bitterness. Lighter-bodied and well-balanced on the palate with lovely hop character.. great brew!
Nephilium (1660) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mild floral hop aroma, with a touch of biscuit malts behind it. Pours a clear reddish-amber, with a cap of light tan head. Flavor is a hint of hops, and balanced biscuit/caramel malts, light body, lingering finish. Nice sessionable beer.
Fin (9356) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a box ordered from Beers of Europe, consumed 01-02-09 Pours wonderful dark reddy brown with an off white head. Really fresh hoppy aroma with some malt. Taste is really fresh green hops, loads of citrus, some maltiness joins in the afray, its very simple but very nice. A7 A4 F7 P4 OV13 3.5
MrBunn (2711) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Mahogany pour with a little beige head. Aromas are pretty thin... a bit of a medicinal pine edge. Flavor is about the same... medicinal side takes much of the enjoyment out of this particular beer. I just don’t care much for this.
smashteroid (262) - Alabama, USA - FEB 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’ve seen six packs of this beer forever, but never until today saw a single bottle available for purchase. Wasn’t sure what to expect, but it’s certainly not one of the better stone brews.
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Picked up three bottles and enjoyed each and every one on a relaxing Friday night. It’s been a long time since I’ve drank one beer three times in the same setting, but this is one remarkably drinkable ale with enough character to please the senses without destroying the palate. This is nice; flavorful, well rounded, and mild. Session beer is an understatement. Dark amber color bordering on brown, 1" thick long lasting head and oodles of frothy lacing. Aroma is floral and nutty, very fresh hop nose along with a biscuit scent. Malty body with a moderate hop bite, great balance. Such big flavors for a tame brew. Caramel, toasted bread, and cashews. Citrus and evergreen accents to compliment the malts. Very, very good.
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Best by 4/09/09. Pours dark amber, clear and transparent though dark. A fluffy off-white head sits on top. Aroma is semi-sweet, cotton candy, malts, slightly crackery and biscuity. Flavor is pretty mild with some nice maltiness. Smooth on the palate, very easy to drink. Balanced and very sessionable. This is definitely a strong session candidate. Nothing spectacular but respectable.
Dastrn (115) - Warsaw, Indiana, USA - JAN 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear, dark brown like cherry chocolate with a 2 finger foamy head.
nose is well balanced with malt+hops, and a little bit of sugar.
taste is much more hoppy than the nose, and rather mild and bitter.
all around a little too hoppy, with not enough malt to balance it out. I can handle the IBUs, but there needs to be a little more malt base to build on.
That1Guy (2192) - Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crushed with Jakebra. Nice hoppy, sweet malt nose. Hops definitely dominate the flavor. A great dry, bitter finish follows. Plenty of awesomeness in this one.
DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from uto with mes at 3.8, however again in the rake it went upto 4.1. Biscuity crisp malt, grapefruit, citrus, new zealand hop? Good sessionable stuff, very drinkable. Infact its bloody awsome, too bad its £4:50 a bottle.