PorterPounder (5446) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2010 Rerate Must have really gotten a bad bottle last time around. Solid caramel flavor with some nice nectarine accents. Original 2.1 Chattanooga, Tn. - Riverside Spirits, 12 oz bottle. Murky, medium copper pour, light, but long lasting off-white head. Heavy diactyl aroma - slightly off-putting and thick. Flavor is slightly sweet with some caramel but is dominated by the same diactyl notes found in the aroma. Slighlty buttery, and not too good! Mouthfeel is a bit harsh. Thomas Creek seems to be hit and miss.
shrubber85 (7515) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2007
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Cooked vegetable and caramel malt aroma. Dark amber with small head. Sour milk and caramlel malt flavor - high acidity. Mild hops finish. Drinkable but not by much - beats most of their other beers.
jcwattsrugger (11078) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2007 12oz bottle-pours a foamy white head and amber color with effervescence. Aroma is malt-caramel. Taste is light medium fruit, malt-caramel. Infected??? They seem to be aware that some product doesnít go out at optimal/acceptable to the beer drinker condition and are working on it. Seems to affect their bottled product more than kegs. 1.8
*070421- rerate-on tap @HopfestNC-pours a thin off white head and amber color. Aroma is mild medium malt-caramel, secondary English hops. Taste is medium malt-caramel, secondary English hops-bitter. Occasional. OK carbonation. 3.0
I canít feel right about eliminating the first score, so average=2.4
NachlamSie (2749) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A bottle that has the word "ARGH!" on the side of the label, like all their other beers. If they only knew the accuracy of that interjection. It was my reaction to consuming the slightly sour beer with flavors of wet hay, caramel, grass, and legumes. When I think of generic mass produced beer, I think of a flavor that is very predominant in this ale.
GG (2039) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 17, 2006
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Looking at my tasting notes, the one word that jumps out at me is "blecch". I just didnít like this beer at all. Too fruity in the nose, an over-carbonated mouthfeel (I was thinkiní seltzer water) and a wet cardboard taste, with a hint of sweet caramel to it. So far, the Thomas Creek stuff has failed to deliver anything that I found intriguing.
Apellonious (53) - USA - JUN 24, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a cloudy red/orange, decent head which diispates quickly. A faint citrus/flowery aroma. Some malty, fruity taste, but not as much as their Red Ale. The side of the bottle said "ARGH!!"..No shit, Captain!! More hops than the Red Ale, not as much flavor, slighlty watery mouthfeel (always try to work "mouthfeel" in a review when I can).
aracauna (3052) - Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This seems to be the hoppier version of the red. Itís definitely better and more interesting. Relatively clear amber body. Ok head. A bit of tingling hops in the aroma keep the malt from being too dull.
Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 5, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from bottle, a gift from Dansting. Pours relatively clear orange-amber with a creamy tan head. Aroma is dominated by toasted malts with some ripe fruit notes. Flavor is clean and malty with a hint of citrus. Balance leans towards sweet. Medium-ligh body and light carbonation. An all-around good beer.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Old notes from Decatur Beerfest 05. Ambery color, decent heard. Caramel malty aroma, a touch of nuts and some hop. More caramel malt flavors, somewhat sweet, with some moderately balanced hop flavors. Thin and a bit watery unfortunately.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 26, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours amber red with a thin white head. Smells fruity with some breaddy notes. Taste is very similar to the red. Maybe the same beer?