TheAlum (6825) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft on tap at the brewpub (Munster, IN). Pours a very dark brown with dark brown ruby bottom, that light gets through somewhat. A decent offwhite head that dies to a decent layer, laces well. Aromas are a decent caramel and biscuity malt, not outwardly sweet but inviting, with a faint spice, a touch of vanilla, toffee, bready malts. Initial is a decent sweetness, caramel, bread, toffee and biscuits, but too sweet, instead opting for an earthy bitterness to help balance in the finish. A bit of vanilla, more caramel and toffee, faint spice, very drinkable, with a medium body (staying away from a syrupy beer). This beer is very sessionable, staying away from FFF’s motto of hopping things to death. A light earthy bitterness in the finish, very easy drinker. Cheers
inkubus27 (269) - highland, Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wasn’t sure of the style at first... pours medium brown color, with a thin airy head. Not much of an aroma, but has a noticeable roasted malt and coffee flavor. Wasn’t bad, but defintely not one of my favorites from 3F
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Three Floyds. Pours a quite dark brown with light tan head. Nose is quite roasty, some cocoa sneaks through. On taste, it is pretty clean, full bodied, though it has a roasty note that feels out of place for the style. Still, a quite clean beer that drinks easily with plenty of melanoidins, though the roast does detract, im. Good.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, and a little roast. Decent flavor, just a touch of chocolate. It was okay, I thought it was a little thin though.
DrnkMcDermott (2988) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Brixie’s. $4.50. Deep brown in a shaker glass. After several minutes during which I was doing something else or other, it still shows a small layer of foam. Smell is a bit nondescript, offering little clue to the beer itself. The taste, though, shows it to be a hearty, fresh dunkel, but minus the yeast bite of fresh craft lager. well, now I get a little yeast smell after all. Dark malt abounding fer sher; fewer hops than usually found in a Floyds beer. In this case, the beer is a straight shot at the definition of a dunkel lager style.
JaBier (6657) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Three Floyds. Pours clear brown with a medium tan head. Malty and nutty aroma with caramel and subtle bitter hop notes. Caramel malt flavor with a hint of chocolate and some bitter hops to dry it out on the back end. Pretty solid for a style I don’t usually seek out.
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had on tap at FFF over holidays. Poured to a dark cocoa brown, withtan head that disipated fairly quickly and left okay lacing. Although nose was a pleasant chocolate-caramel mix, the body was very thin and watery, and the taste a little too much on the sweet side. In the end, I felt like I was drinking a cold, watered down Swiss Miss.
Not one of FFF’s best.