PorterPounder (5757) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Trader Joe’s - 12 oz bottle. Pours a light copper with a soft, slight off white head that leave a thin trail of lacing. Aroma has some light molasses accents, some nuttiness. Flavor leans to the sweet side, some caramel, some molasses notes, a touch of brown sugar. Mouthfeel has a decent texture to it. Not bad.
jredmond (5735) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split with pat. Pours a hazy reddish amber body with medium white lacing. Aroma is nut and malts. Taste is smooth malt, some notes of nut.
riversideAK (5650) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nose is somewhat sweet with caramel up front, brown bread, and a touch of grassy, earthy hops. Pours golden amber, thin head, no lace. The flavor is lightly sweet caramel up front, brown bread in the middle, a touch of toast, and lightly spicy hops in the finish. Light and easy to drink. Not bad.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
An acceptable Vienna, although somewhat light on the nose, a mild & sweet bready malt. Thin for the style, it has a light, toasty caramel malt flavor with a hint of earthy hops. Watery finish, although it does look nice, a pale orange with an initially creamy white head. Glad I could buy it as a single.
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badlizard (5536) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 30, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
350 ml bottle from TJs. Copper brown with a fizzy white head. Sweet wheat bread aroma and taste with a slightly brassy metallic finish.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 14, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light amber color. Small to no head. Aroma is caramel and sweet. A medium bodied amber/Vienna. Malts are caramel and sweet. Slightly spicy hops. Smooth tasting. A little thin tasting and perhaps a touch too sweet. Drinkable, but there is not a lot of flavor going on here. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sweet.
decaturstevo (5260) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of rich caramelly malt with just a hint of earthy hops. A copper pour with very light white head and lace. Sweet malty flavor a hint of abv and a very subtle bitter. A bit overly carbonated for me. But pretty nice.
Pailhead (5192) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: The aroma is toasty with some caramel and a hint of raisin. The raisin really clashes with the toasty caramel notes. It pours a transparent amber with a small off-white head that quickly fades to a thin film and slightly thicker ring around the edges of the glass. There’s some sporadic thin webbing left behind for lacing. The flavor starts with light-moderate caramel and light toastiness. The finish has notes of raisin and grass. The raisin flavors really seem out of place. Light bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Take away the raisin aroma and flavor and it’s drinkable, though slightly boring. With the raisin flavors, it’s not something I’d buy again.
radagast83 (5175) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear amber color with a medium sized white head. Aroma was sweet grains, toffee notes, mostly malt forward. Flavor was caramel, sweet malts, grains. Low on hop notes, but still pretty tasty.
kramer (5172) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle, Trader Joe’s Framingham MA. Pours a clear copper body under a very minimal thin covering of head that disappeared quickly. The aroma is more corn and DMS than malt unfortunately. Very grainy and husky with a touch of garbage juice. The flavor is very mild at first, but the finish is just all corn, a little butterscotch, and quite sweet. Very light bitterness on the finish late. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a little too much stickiness. Moderate fizzy carbonation. Overall, this was pretty much a train wreck. Not worth the 92 cents that I paid for it.