XmnwildX12 (2073) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has a really light hop and roast scent. Taste is really smooth and has a nice blend of coffee and chocolate, decent.
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Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from 12-oz bottle supplied by distributor. Pours a semi-clear dark brown colored ale with a fast dissolving off-white head that dissipates to a thin ring and some spotty lacing. Aroma of roasted dark malts, a hint of chocolate, slight roasted nuts and plenty of floral hops. Taste is medium bodied, smooth, with some mild bitterness. Finish is semi-sweet, plenty of roasted dark malts, a short lived mild bitterness followed by some roasted nut aftertaste. The official released version is definitely better than the early sampled version during the Minnesota Winterfest earlier in the year.
BVery (5154) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at St. Paul Summer Beer Fest. Brown/amber pour with a white head. Caramel malt and nut. Overall a bit bland/mild. Just okay.
arminjewell (5233) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour on tap at Winterfest 2012, slightly hazy brown with slight off white head, aroma brought some mineral, hints of nuts and biscuit, touch of caramel, but not much else going on in this. Taste was very similarly watery, with a hint of caramel and nutty notes, maybe a touch of grass in there but very clean, sweet finish.
DasBierChef (1080) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at Winterfest 2012. Nutty, brown, easy drinking, and really nothing much more.
badgerben (4333) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Minnesota Winterfest 2012. Brown color with a medium head. Very faint nutty aroma and flavor. Subdued.