CLevar (375) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour is a fairly dark copper, white head, decent lacing. Aroma is slightly vegetal, lots of caramel malt, somewhat smokey/peaty even. Tastes is brown sugar, toast, caramel. Fairly long hoppy aftertaste. Not bad at all, fairly enjoyable addition to the series.
mattyb83 (736) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark bronze in color with a medium sized white head. Really interesting aroma that is reminiscent of whiskey. Nice caramel and toffee aromas but there is a strange dust component. It smells like an old house that hasn’t been cleaned in a while. Taste is bland. Slight whiskey character towards the finish. Not too impressed.
r464 (1882) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Coppery orange in color with a thick light tan head. Dark malt, hops, caramel, spices. Bitter and dry finish. Interesting and different.
Nuffield (3657) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this on tap without knowing its style. I considered it a double IPA--it has a substantial hop bouquet, softer than Cascades or other West Coast varieties but still citric, and an equally prominent malt backbone. A little bit demanding of the drinker in the finish but still well balanced. Rich palate, a bit sweet. (on tap at the Groveland Tap, St. Paul)
BeerKurve (481) - - NOV 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark Orange/Brown with a foamy head. Rye, Sour Mesh, Yeasts, Wood and Barley. Rye and Malt aspects of the beer are imbalanced; Combine that with a stronger carbonation and you get a stingy feel to the beer thanks to the strong rye aspect; Could’ve been Maltier instead of "Rye-ier". It’s hard to rate a beer style I’m not familiar with, however I wasn’t really blown away by this beer. If the flavor had some more balance to it, I definitely would’ve enjoyed it more.
reberiii (302) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pleasant light aroma, Old 152 is an extremely well rounded beer. Slight citrus on the nose, copper pour with full head, caramel and hops are immediately prevalent on your first sip.
BVery (5924) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light orange-amber pour with a big foamy head. Good looking beer. Aroma and taste are earthy, dusty, with a bit of pine hop. Not bad.
Trev (1868) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle: Amber pour with a medium foamy head.
aroma is grainy rye. woody, light resinous hop.
flavour is toasty bready light to medium sweet caramel maltiness, slightly sour grainy rye again. earthy sprucey woody hop.
JK (4349) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Lots of grain in the aroma and the flavor. Some lightly bitter hops, with a very earthy quality. Bitter grain in the flavor. Hazy copper color. Very much like an American pale ale.
ElGaucho (2188) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nondescript aroma. Hazy reddish amber. Frothy yellow/off white head. Malty, old aleish flavor. Tastes stone smoked. Not my favorite but true to style.