drowland (5688) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 20, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I had this a long time ago, as it’s in my records, but I didn’t take down good tasting notes!
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from gift pack. Pours darker than expected. Aroma is sweetish biscuty pale malt, which chocolate note coming in but roasty comes in as it warms. Taste is similar soft mouthfeel like a sam smiths beer or omsehting easy going and sort of passed me by but not something id have again. Im wondering if both these beers got decent socres as iv just had a monster 3 hr exam and then 1 1/2 hours in the gym?
Braudog (5356) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2008
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle: Pours with a deep garnet color and a tight, rolling head of foam. The aroma is intensely sweet and caramel. The flavor is of flash-fried cornbread, with a smoky bent and a shallow malt. Thinner than the Olsen twins. (#3356, 3/27/2008)
Beershine (5177) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2009
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle, in big wooden gift box sampler. Cola brown color with scant fizzy head. Buttery aroma is cookie-like with pecans. Medium carbonation and decent mouthfeel. One-dimensional sweet cookie beer is caramelly, nutty and sweet, buttery and reminiscent of a canister of supermarket cake icing.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Picked up the Minhas Craft Beers of America Historical Collection Sample Pack at Warehouse Liquors in Duluth, Minnesota. Pours a clear brown amber brew with a fast dissolving off-white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt and flowery hops. Taste is light to medium bodied, light carbonation with flavors of caramel malt and some flowery hops. Finish is watery, some malt aftertaste, but definitely not a dunker bock beer. Historically, the ABA archives has little information on this historical beer brand. It is believed to come from several pre-Prohibition labels from the Texas Brewing company of Fort Worth, TX that closed in 1918.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to Goldtwins for sharing this for the tickers. pours a thin light deep copper and a thin dissipating head. Aroma has a dms vegetal quality to it- thin crackery malts- no real munich character. Watered down flavor, thin dms, coooked cabbage slight metallic and just pretty weak overall.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light chestnut color with a quickly dissipating light tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate and lightly roasted grains. Fairly full in feel. Sweetness early and late in the quaff, and actually gets sweeter as it warms. Middle has a light roasted grain and nut dryness and flavor. Linger is a toasty, near roasted malt flavor. Actually tastes a lot like Huber Bock.
PorterPounder (4942) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Part of the Historical Beers of America "toolbox" 12 pack - picked up at Publix in Tallahassee, Fl - Killearn - 12 oz bottle. Medium copper pour - kind of clear, light white head. No real aroma, faint metal notes. Sticky flavor, some cotton candy, caramel, ripening vegetables, but no real maltiness like a bock should have. Thinnish mouthfeel. Not impressed.
TheBeerGod (4907) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours reddened amber with a small quickly fading white head. Nose is malty and semi-sweet with fruit notes (baked apple?) and light hops. Taste is semi-sweet and malty with mild caramel and dried fruit notes. Not bad... Body is medium with moderate carbonation feel. Finishes with more sweet malts, light caramel and dried fruit notes. Meh.
Suttree (4739) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
you gotta hand it to the boys over at Shiner - they’ve managed to make weak bocks synonimous with Texas. I mean, why else would this beer be named Tejas? Doesn’t AB have similarly named product, too? Weird. This beer is lame, by the way.