PorterPounder (5109) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - 12 oz bottle. Pours a medium copper with little to no head. Aroma has some chipotle pepper hotness to it. a hint of light citrus. Flavor is slightly earthy, some chipotle peppers, a hint of potting soil, some toffee sweetness. Mouthfeel is thick enough, Enjoyable.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of markwise from the fourth Local Beer Swap. Thanks Mark. Pours a hazed ruby amber with a thin to medium sized white to beige head. A touch of sweet caramel on the nose, sweet malt, very light hops. Medium bodied, caramel, malt, a bit sweet with some light bitterness. Malt with a bit of floral and fruity characteristics into the finish. Decent enough.
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
red amber color, aroma of toast, burnt caramel, bread, flavors are the same, with some roasted nuts, grain, hops, decent beer but nothing exciting
keepersj12 (2512) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with a red tint, thin white head. The aroma has yeast, bread, caramel and some wood. Flavor is all malt up front with just enough hops to balance things.
Aurelius (3850) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Egad. Aroma is distinctly pickled olives with light, burning pepper. Lousy label, standard US longneck, cloudy medium-dark brew. A green, vegetable/grass flavor on top of lackluster malt. Mineral, broth flavors. Low bittering. A burning Serrano pepper thing in the background, overall. This is foul -- it is as far away from an Irish ale as one can get. The beer is *not* spoiled -- it’s just foul. ABC, Bull Run.
DialSquare (2217) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from ABC. Ruby pour with brownish pour. Aroma is toffee, raisin and chocolate. Tastes are sugary raisin and caramel backed by earthy hops and biscuity malts. Not my bag.
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma- slight caramel, metallics, malts
Appearance- mahogany with a hint of a white head
Taste- slight dryness upfront followed by caramel, bread, metallics
Palate- relatively thin, drinkable but not fantastic
Overall- This may be brewed at Cigar City, but this is no Cigar City brew. Very simple and not at all special.
Plovmand (6133) - Helsinge, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Thanks Hopscotch. Gusher. Pours brown with a huge beige head. The aroma is highly malty with some fruity and hoppy notes. Bit acidic touch. The flavour is fruity and biscuitty malty with light hops. Some tart berries in the finish.
jnkor (312) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is malty but dry. Malt sweetness dominates. Color is a brown/red with a little white head. Looks slightly oily on top. Taste is a strong toasted malt, with a little bit of wheat finish. Frothy and full, carrying the taste. Reminds me of a brown ale in the dryness.
DocLock (7445) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours hazy deep caramelly ruby color with off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, vinous fruit, hops, mild spice. Tastes of earthy caramel malt, mild nuts and vinous fruit, and a red ale/marzen finish.