DialSquare (2633) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Proof. Black-brown pour with medium off-white. Aroma is musty dark fruit and caramel. Tastes are toasty, raisin, toffee, earthy, brown sugar. Citrus bitter to Balance. Smooth enough, handles the alcohol well.
deyholla (6616) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber orange with a yellowish brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has sweet earthy grains and caramel with a bit of grass in the finish. Flavor starts with caramel but finish is more earthy grain and a bit of grassy hops.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahogany topped by a nice off-white head. Aroma is pretty complex, lots of caramel malts, light smoke, earth and some white grape. Sweet malts, some nuttiness, and a pretty bitter resinous hop character through the finish. Light alcoholic warmth, interesting beer.
drowland (6001) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/31/13. On tap at JP Henleyís. Unclear brown pour, lots of ambers and red under the light, basically no head. Sweet aroma with caramel, a touch of fruitiness, and almost a certain nuttiness. Lightly sweet flavor, but itís oddly very welcome... I canít describe it, but Iím digging the sweet fruitiness, caramel, and light nuttiness. The alcohol is hidden well. Tasty!
ansermadide (1520) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This old ale has a dark, dark amber, almost brown in color and a white head that makes for a nice contrast. The aroma is so weird... blame the hops? What do we do? Aaaah.. the DANK! Yes, it smells dank, and sort of woody. Itís such a weird smell. As my friend Wes mentioned, these guys can brew anything they want and can get away with it. And just because they brew it, it tastes better than if any other brewer made it. Name matters when you have street cred. Hops and some weird, woody, perhaps a yeasty character controls. As weird as it smells, it tastes really mellow, with mostly just a low-caramel, malty, slightly hoppy flavor. Itís very mellow. As odd as it seems, they pulled it off well. Still enjoyable, as weird as it is!
tmongoose (1266) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on draft poured in baby snifter. dark red in color with minimal head. malty nose. sweet possibly some caramel. the warmer this one gets the more the flavors come out in this. the flavor is very boozy and sweet malt. warmer is better.
NachlamSie (2758) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Downtown Wine. This seemed more like a barleywine to me. Starting with the brown color to the aroma of toffee, bread and alcohol. Hops are significant, but not powerful. They impart a pineapple-esque citrus. The flavor is boozy with a sweet finish. Iím not sure what the twist is to categorize this as an old ale. Decent beer. I might actually agree with allowing it to age a bit.
Cybercat (3283) - Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Comes out of the growler a clear dark sienna with a fairly thick, though not persistent, light tan head. Malty aroma has faint fruity and hoppy hints. Flavor is - HOLY COW, now that is one ferocious alcohol bite! This is a pit bull among beers! Once you get past that, it has roast malt and caramel notes with a fruity hint. Rough tough texture leaves a moderate fizz and some malt and caramel. This beer is not, repeat, NOT for the faint of heart. Sip it slowly, lest the next morning your head feels like the Death Star after Luke Skywalker got to it!
Sammy (8582) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at engine 15. Dark brown with a little floating head. Lacey. Mild hop aroma. Brown style, licorice taste muddled flavours. A little cloying. Assertive carbonation.
PorterPounder (5493) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors - 22 oz bomber. Dark brown pour, tight off-white head that sticks around a while. Sweet aroma with some hints of kidís cereal, some chocolate covered cherries, a hint of dates. Flavor is full bodied and bold with some chocolate notes, some raisiny-date goodness, a touch of sweet cherries, and a dash of licorice - all blended together rather nicely. Thick rich mouthfeel. Solid entrant from Sweetwater.