Maverick34 (2555) - New York, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught from indy airport. Red browm clear pour. Lacing. Caramel and malt with light hops
onceblind (5312) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
@ Oskar Blues Burning Can Fest 2012. Clear nutty reddish brown. Smells like peat and fig with an odd soapy taste of peat and some earthy malts. A little too light bodied, sadly. Left me wanting lots more.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16oz can. Rating #68. Clear dark amber, nice toasty aroma, picking up a little smoke as well. Flavor is similar, nice touch of sweetness. Good stuff. (2399)
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from a friend. Pours deep brown with a frothy head. The nose is toffy and cocoa, no real hop notes to speak of. On tasting, quite chocolatey, rich and malty overall, Very clean, medium-low carbonation. Light bitterness. Pretty nice overall.
574deadzone (1192) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours a deep amber brown with a fluffy, creamy beige head. Nose is dark caramel and earthy, grassy hops, with a slight peated note. Taste is tingly bitter with some stronger sweetness appearing underneath there. Palate is bright, lighter, active, and refreshing. Not heavy at all. Nice flavor profile, very easy to drink, and great for pub food. I liked it.
JaBier (5454) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can shared by another patron at the Smuttynose tasting at Ale Wine & Spirits on 4/27/12. Clear amber pour with a medium beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, slight peat and alcohol. Malty flavor with caramel character and light hops in the finish. Was told this was a scotch ale and was underwhelmed. When I read that it was scottish, that made more sense. Not bad.
Dogbrick (9344) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at Ale Wine & Spirits in Powell on 04/27/2012. Deep mahogany color with a medium off-white head that evaporates steadily. Spotty lacing. Caramel malt and citrus in the nose. Light to medium body with a sweet malty character and flavors of caramel, fruit and slight hops. The finish is sweet with a caramel and toffee aftertaste. Pretty average overall.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brownish amber brew with a ring of off-white head. Nose of dark fruit, some smoke, and nuts. Flavor is nutty as well with some peat, caramel, and raisin.
Jethro6191 (492) - Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from the brewery. Pours a deep amber with a thin white head. Malty aroma with subtle floral and citrus notes. Big malt and caramel flavors with a hint of citrus at the finish. Medium carbonation and body. Nice session beer.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz can. Pours deep amber with a small white Froth. Aroma slightly fruity some chocolate and a light smokiness, plenty of sweet bread and caramel. Flavor starts sweet with caramel and some fruitiness, bread finish and some lingering chocolate and sweet caramel. Medium body and a sharP carbonation. Middle of the road