Mora2000 (5879) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a golden color with a white head. The aroma has a lot going on. I get some oak and vanilla notes, as well as some biscuit malt and a little bit of grass. The flavor is more complex. I still get the oak and vanilla notes from the barrel aging, but they are complimented by some biscuit malt and grass and earth from the hops. There is also a good bit of alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
hopscotch (9844) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Hazy golden lager with a small, fizzy, white head. The bouquet provides apricot, honey, oak and a whisper of vanilla. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. The flavor is boozy, fruity and loaded with toffee. There’s medium bitterness here as well. Finishes fruity, moderately bitter and a touch hot. Bottle generously provided by giarcsr!
cmonster (994) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark orange with a medium sized head. Good retention and lace. Nose is heavy malt, oak, and surprising lemon zest. Med sweet, mild lemony bitter flavor. Medium body, sticky texture, and a long, malty, light bitter, warming finish.
Hair6a11 (1394) - Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle; Pour is murky golden with a modest frothy fine bubbled off white head in this glass. The nose is... a little bland. Bready, fruity, oak treatment, and a bit of booze. The flavor profile has a bit of harshness up front, with some more breadiness, more booze, some tropical fruits... and some bitterness near the finish. It’s just an interesting take, but it’s not exactly a great beer by any stretch.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Pours a cloudy golden-orange with a big frothy finger of white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of oak, with some malty and grain sweetness, citrus and floral hop, lemon zest, and a bit of booze.
T - Starts off with a mix of oak with some sweet malts and grains and some light fruit notes. Through the middle, some floral and citrus hop flavor comes through with some bitterness and corn. The finish is a mix of oak, sweet bready malts, light fruit notes, floral hops, and some booze.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a warming and malty finish.
D - Very drinkable. Very much an Imperial version of the style, and the oak goes nicely with the beer. The malt and other flavors are nicely balanced.
DalzAle (2001) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Clear pee yellow pour average carbonation and a wierd aroma of bad malt and honey. Flavor was terrible, bad malt, bad honey and an aftertaste that can only be described as "blegh." Awful beer.
portableparty (1979) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours dirty light amber in color with a white soapy head that fades to a soapy film and collar. Aroma is grassy grain and hay with a swamp like scent. Taste is all of the above and still the grassy dirty malt and swamp like flavor is still there. Palate is medium and sticky with a dry finish.
Bacterial (1829) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A mild funk to the nose, is that right? Taste is odd, thins out quickly with lingering bitterness. Interesting to taste, but not something I want to have again.
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arminjewell (7039) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pour out of 750 mL bottle is clear yellow with thin white head, aroma brought notes of slight oak, bread and biscuity notes, slight mineral and weird off plastic notes, some slight grass as well. Taste is a mix of biscuit and slight mineral and plastics, slight bready yeast with grass finishing fairly bitter. No thanks.
Rando7 (763) - Iowa, USA - APR 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours clear yellow with thin but persistent white head. Aroma of sour slightly rancid fruits with a bitter air. Taste initially sweet, light fruits, oak. Palate thin and slightly sticky. Finish prolonged oaky acidity with slight hops.
The oak really overwhelms the maibock aspects, not a good combination.