FROTHINGSLOSH (5250) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
LinusStick (2956) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Westmeister (1994) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
Jszetela (9) - - DEC 28, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I am surprised the ratings for their beer are so low. The beer was smoky with clear caramel malt shining and balancing nicely.
zach8270 (3779) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(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.
cheap (4446) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
j12601 (7395) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear ruby with a thin white head. Soft malt on the nose, a touch of light hops. Medium-bodied, a bit of paper comes through over some oxidized plum and old malt notes. Finishes with some malt and a bit of sweetness. Decent enough.
Brewbie (459) - New York, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. hazy amber with a big fluffy orange-tinged head. caramel aroma. very sweet at first taste, not a lot in the finish. a little light.
hayduke (3563) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Trade from Strykzone. Poured a dark cranberry color with and off white head. Nose is caramel malts, with dark ripe fruits. Medium plus in body and creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is ripe fruit, some toffee, floral hops. Finish is bitter sweet. Decent for the style.
Lubiere (10788) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
An orange amber ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a crisp caramel malt with light mineral notes, treacle, OK. In mouth, a sweet fruity caramel malt with light mineral notes, light grassy hops, OK. On tap at Brooklyn Pour 2013.