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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Rochestafarian n. 1. A beer, malty in nature, brewed to honor Rochester, NY. Like the city’s fine funky music, this sweet, full bodied, slightly bitter brew is sure to sway the soul and bring about a feeling of Irie. 2. One who loves 3HB.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thornecb (5012) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Pours clear amber into a thistle. Off-white head with good retention recedes leaving scant sheets. Mild nutty caramel aromas. Sweet dark caramel and butterscotch upfront turning dry in the earthy medium length finish. More of an English strong..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
vodka4blood (121) - Milton, Vermont, Vermont, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Everyone who has already rated this is generally correct; Rochestafarian manifests as a too-thin-to-be-Heavy-by-any-estimation beer, with much brown ale aspects to it. In fact, the beer that this most resembles that I enjoy is Newcastle, so I think the guys need to try harder with the beer and worry less about the enticing bottle art……. three heads are not necessarily better than one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (3344) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Undated 12 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter. Aroma and flavor reflect a Scotch Ale that is a bit mild, sweet and caramelized for style. Fruity, with a light hint of smoke coming out at the finsih. Smooth with low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
r464 (2119) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Malty, sweet, nutty with a caramel-like sweetness. Watery, long finish. A bit disappointing overall.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5768) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bright orange-brown color with a very large fluffy orange-white head that lingered and left great lacing. The aroma was sour and nutty - almost vegetal and had touches of dark fruits and canned mushroom juice. The flavor was dryish and woody with hints of smoke, red meat, dark fruit and mushroom juice. Long finish. Moderately full bodied. Not good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LinusStick (3052) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Meh...this beer is OK at best. Aroma was delicious. A sweet mix of roasted malt and chewy caramel. Like a Sugar Daddy candy. Pour was a surprisingly light (for the style) brown with a one finger off white head. Taste was a little weak, but it was good. The strong caramel and almost milky flavors were present with not much else going on. It’s not a bad beer on the surface, but lacks the depth of malt and flavor of a good wee heavy. Mild carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Ale Alpharetta December Meeting. Normally, I dig this style and seek it out. This was a poor rendition. Malt forward, slightly metallic, a bit nutty. All in all the flavour was just not there and what was there came off a bit old tasting and touches of brown paper bag.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jszetela (9) - - DEC 28, 2013 does not count
I am surprised the ratings for their beer are so low. The beer was smoky with clear caramel malt shining and balancing nicely.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
zach8270 (3961) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2013
(draft @ J.B. Quimby’s - Rochester, NY) Copper pour with a thin white head. Very mild aroma of slightly smoked malt with a touch of caramel. Flavor is mild and slightly watery. Slight caramel aroma with a very light bitterness. A bit too light and mild for my taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cheap (4750) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2013
OK, so I don’t get this style. Usually its heavy thick and rude but this example is a little bit different. Not dark brown but its brown. Smell is ever so slightly spicey like this style usually is. The first taste if this is easy to take, not in yer face. Never over the top. It hides the alky well, best wee heavy I’ve had around 7%. Although it becomes more medicianl near the end it is a pretyy good wee heavy with manners.

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