ElGaucho (2117) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The best beer in their 6-beer sampler. After the O’fest, this has some refreshing hop character. However, it tastes hoppier than it really is following the o’fest. After several sips, the hop profile subsides. No aroma to speak of. Compared to the o-fest this is more of a reddish amber where that is more of a yellowish amber. This beer has some visible carbonation. Nice creamy, off-white head. Excellent lace! One thing I have to say about Taylor’s brews is that they feature great lace. Decent brew with a subtle hop profile.
bth122 (1032) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Poured a pretty dark copper color. Lite head.subtle caramel hues. Med lite sweetness, lite bitter. Slick texture, lite body. Easy drinking. Boring.
rubbishystuff (1688) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
At the Brewpub in Lombard. Not bad not great, much sweeter than I expected. Serving: Tap
Datenighters (1) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2009 does not count
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I don’t have all the fancy adjectives like true experts. I simply like red beers, on tap, very cold. The Rusty Dog Amber has been one of my absolute favorites for MANY years. My wife and I started going to Taylor Brewing in Lombard for date nights at least 10 years ago, and the Rusty Dog was my favorite. The bartender knew us, and poured me a tall one by the time I reached my seat at the bar. We joined friends at the Assembly this evening, owned by the same folks, and I had a Rusty Dog there...outstanding. Excellent, full-flavor, not too strong, not bitter, great flavor, lip-smackingly good. Highly recommended.
thedm (4852) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 27, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at The Assembly, this brew poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized white colored mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a transparent softly carbonated copper colored body and a fair lacing. The aroma was thin with mild malty notes. The mouth feel was tingly from start to finish. The flavor contained notes of hops malt and a mild sweet rust note.
Ughsmash (6915) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Taylor Brewing. Poured clear, medium caramelly-amber with a nice, creamy cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up sweet darker fruit and caramel notes with faint highlights of lemon and peppery spicage.. sweet and engaging. The flavor was sweet, again with caramel and darker fruits.. joined by light bitterness that was herbal and earthy in nature.. well-balanced.. somewhat simple, but tasty. Sweet overall on the palate with a creamy feel to it.. higher carbonation worked well here.. very drinkable.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is clear golden amber with a thin white head...faintly sweet malty nose...taste is lightly sweet and grainy...thin...
NachlamSie (2536) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught during my Great Lakes region brew tour. Light, cloudy amber pour with a small head. Caramel and acidic plasticity in the nose and also some citrus notes. I found the flavor to be much cleaner. It’s semi-sticky with a hint of grassy hops. This would make an acceptable session beer, but certainly nothing more.
frankenkitty (1958) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Contract brewed by Capital Brewery, Middleton, WI
Golden/orange in color with a slight, filmy head. Herbal and soft citrus hops in aroma with slight roast and a touch of lactose. Balanced flavor, creamy texture. Unoffensive.
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Arnie (274) - Chicagoland, IL, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good amber color, clear but rich. Mild nose. Nice mellow flavor, another "sipping" beer. Nice alcoholy finish.