eclaycamp (192) - , Kansas, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma - Initial smell reminds me almost of Guinness Draught, with a hefty roasted malt character accentuated by Irish yeast. The roastiness gives way to more of a stale toast note as it warms up a bit. Plunging my nose further into the glass I get some deep fruity notes, almost raisin or plum like.
Appearance - Stout-like, with a deep black color. Khaki head is composed of pinhead sized bubbles that stick around for a little while, though I wish they would last a bit longer. The beer looks as though it’s unfiltered, as there are no highlights when it’s held up to the light. That’s somewhat difficult to discern due to the dark color.
Taste - Bready, chocolately, and slighlty fruity. Think a dark, toasted bread (rye or pumpernickel) dusted with bittersweet dark chocolate, chased with a Coke, and you’re in the ballpark. Very smooth and drinkable. No discernable off flavors. Wheat comes through somewhat, this drinks almost like a wheat stout. Roast character is less pronounced in the taste as compared to the aroma, but it’s still easy to pick up.
Mouthfeel - Low to moderate bitterness, with a smooth character that benefits from not being overcarbonated. Mouthfeel is moderate to full, most likely due to the wheat used in the brewing process. Finishes neight dry nor sweet, instead aiming (and hitting) somewhere exactly in the middle.
Overall - Due to a camping trip that went awry, I’ve been somewhat partial to this beer. Now, as the nights get longer and the temperature drops further, I find myself enjoying this more, as it’s a style-straddling beer that doesn’t hold itself to one style or definition. If you’re in the mood for a roasty wheat beer that goes down relatively easy, then this is the beer for you. This beer would go awesome with a classic Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich.
DBob5150 (165) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - NOV 29, 2013
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Looks can be deceiving. Pours a nice deep brown with a thin white head. Aroma is like rusty stale water & flavor is non-existent. Finishes clean. Outside of the aroma, it's non offensive & basically a whole lotta nothing.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
sodakotakid (213) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a dark ruby brown with a small tan head. There is a slight toasted malt flavor followed by some creaminess and a light sweetness. It ends with a mild bitterness.
travita (3476) - Frisco, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlog of ratings. Thanks to someone at one of bu11zeye’s tastings. The smell is toast, wheat, chex, and roast. The look is brown in color, clear, with a beige colored head. The taste is malts, wheat, toast, and chex.
rondphoto (1256) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks Marshall, for your beer-by-mail contribution to our "balcony time." Opaque dark brown, quick drop-to-rim head, thin streaks of lace. Taste is dark malt with a small shot of black coffee entering midway through. Carbonation shows late to help balance. Easy to drink, but not memorable.
queenholly (2416) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Roasty malt, light chocolate aroma - rather porterish. Mahogany with a large tan head. Chocolate and light coffee malt - reminds me a little bit of creamy CoCo Wheats. Medium creamy body, soft carbonation. Very nice.
thechandler (575) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark cola brown with a nice tan head. Aroma is dry with a hint of coffee. Flavor is very rich. Good coffee notes. Full flavor, nice mouthfeel. Better than I expected.
Beergeek23322 (1709) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aromas are roasted malt, coffee and a little bit of wheat. The wheat is really muted and this remind more of a porter than a what ale. The bready flavors are there, but never overwhelming. I like this one.
floydslip (103) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark root beer colored brew that settles in sheets before forming an enormous light brown head. Nose of sweet roasted malt with hints of cocoa, but overall pretty non-descript. Taste is a little sweet up front with a bit of toasted malt, which then develops into a slight bitterness. The overall flavor is quite mild, but not boring. Even better, it improves on repeated sips. Quite enjoyable.
Patrickctenchi (2504) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark cola, with a huge, reversing dark head.....nice looking pour.
Aroma of chocolate, roast, wheat.
Flavour is malty...chocolate, cream, wheat...
jkwalking05 (3051) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is of wheat bread and yeast. Taste is of wheat, caramel and malt.