blklab2007 (1782) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 5, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle poured a apple cider golden in color with an initial wave of carbination quickly disappearing and leaving basically no head or carbination to speak of. smell is lightly cider like, good dose of yeasts and flowers, mild malts, and a lightly sweetened caramel background. on to the tasting, refreshing from the first sip, decent malts, good snap that comes from the yeast i believe, does have some toasted hints, and some slightly sweet caramel. initially goes down sweet but leaves a light bitterness on the tongue. at first i did not think this was going to be a winner but am warming to it as the glass goes on. I am partial to liking the thirsty dog beers though.
Goodgrief (1733) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAR 23, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Oct. 2007 - Orange brown pour with almost no head or lacing. Chunky yeasties in the bottom. Flavor was light caramel, sweet with a bitter/sour finish. There were also some notable citrus aspects, sweet overripe grapefruit. Very disappointing from a brewer that I love their other offerings....
jason (1671) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2006
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Ugh! This was terrible. Not well balanced with a terrible granny smith apple taste to it.
bubbleflubber (1640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hugely sweet and earthy nose; pours clear light oak into the glass, with a diminished head, leaving soft spider lace. Very invested in caramel malt, with a swift bitter back that leaves the palate not thin, but also not full. I donít find it initally cloying at all, as some other raters have inferred. This could change, however, if I made it a session beer. For me, itís good, and definitely one to remember again in the future... Good brew overall.
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - OCT 20, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle from Tullyís) Seems kind of uninspired...Pours slightly hazy slightly orange golden with three fingers of off white head. Head forms some globs on surface after receding. Aroma initially bready but when head recedes thereís only a very light trace of caramel and perhaps some sour. Mouthfeel a little rough, lightly prickly, medium-body. No real lacing. Flavor is kind of weakly malty with a hint of sour citrus. Lightly bitter finish. Really seems more like a helles than a Vienna. This could be an older bottle based on the overall lackluster flavor, globs on the surface and light sour notes.
Darkover (1508) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden color with a small white head. Weird caramel/butterscotch aroma and flavor.
guzzler67 (1456) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear gold with a tiny head and zero lacing. Aroma did not contribute to the overall enjoyment; malts, maybe. Smooth, sweet flavor that worked well in washing down some pizza, but not something I would break out to impress friends or family. Cute pooch on the label, though.
VTHopHead (1389) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JUL 19, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle - Poured a golden amber n color with a very thin white head that faded very quickly to almost nothing. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of caramel and hops; although nerither is very pronounced. Flavor is slightly hoppy with also some malty sweetness. Finish is lightly bitter with some lingering sourness. An OK beer, but certainly nt my favorite
pinkzambia (1363) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 12, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: Clear gold color with a extremely quickly diminishing head. Corny and malty sweet aroma. It has an astringent taste with honey that wishes I had the Thirsty Dog Siberian Night. Not that good -- but thanks anyway, BuckeyeBoy.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 4, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours hazy gold, off white head. Aroma is malt and caramel. Flavor is caramel, vanilla, sugar, malt. This is way too sweet.