b3shine (5847) - Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft to pint. Looks good; a fairly transparent copper with thin white lacing. Smells solid; semi-sweet and malty. Tastes like it smells, only better. And that oak really adds to the complexity of the beer. Good on the palate too. Nice! Maybe the best Oktoberfest I’ve ever had (even if it isn’t from Germany).
PorterPounder (5709) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 12 oz bottle. Medium copper pour, quickly diminishing light off-white head. Pleasant light spicy aroma, hints of nutmeg, a trace of date fruitiness. Flavor is pleasantly sweet with some light molasses, a hint of date fruitiness, just a hint of nutmeg-like spiciness. Mouthfeel has a nice crispness to it,
thirdeye11 (5634) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bottle thanks to Exiled) clear rich copper with nose of grass, rhubarb, melon. Taste of rye, light orange, sweet bread, caramel and lightly carbonated body.
riversideAK (5626) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose is of toasted nuts, some darker fruits, caramel, and light oak notes which i initially thought was hops but now realize that this is oak aged. Interestring. Pours bright golden orange amber with no head or lace. Almost looks like iced tea. The flavor is moderately sweet with notes of toasted nuts and bread, caramel, darker fruits, a touch of wood, a touch of earthy dryness as well. Smooth with moderate carbonation. Interesting.
Cornfield (5552) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from the Orland Park, IL, Binny’s: This poured a bright orange body with a modest head that vanished when I left the room for a few moments. The aroma was sweet with toasty malt and a touch of orchard fruit balanced by a bit of oak and a whiff of alcohol. The flavor was much like the nose, only the alcohol became a bit more evident, really not blending well. It finshed on a woody, dry bitterness and left a taste of alcohol in the mouth.
EithCubes (5089) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber before the Zips game, and my fourth of the day, so take this rating for what it’s worth. Lovely nose, Munich malt and caramel. Pours fiery orange with a beige sudsy head. Taste is overly sweet. Thin-medium body, well-hidden alcohol. Nothing but malt, which is fine for style. Really, really good malt, but in the end, a little too sweet/unbalanced. Still, yummy, want more!
JaBier (5011) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample at the Oktoberfest tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 9/23/10. Clear amber pour with a thin beige. Malty nose with some alcohol and a bit of tartness. Malty flavor with some tart fruit and a thin finish.
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Picked this up at Crown Liquor #19 in Caramel, Indiana. Well, Amyliz4 picked this up. Served in a snifter.
Pours a medium copper color with a thin head that recedes quickly. Some spotty lacing. The nose brings forward plenty of bread and a light bit of caramel. Faint hops. The flavor is okay, having too much of a grain character with slight tannins and a mild tartness. Light body with bread crust and modest carbonation. Decent enough, but not something I would revisit.
thedm (4971) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 25, 2012
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
This draft brew poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a softly carbonated hazy light orange brown colored body and a good lacing. The aroma was mild malt. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The strange flavor gave me an initial response of its bad due to the sour off tasting sour malt oak backing. A horrible one that I would rather not drink again. Drain poured.
mar (4960) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle thanks to exiled. orange, cream head. caramel malt, bread, and ketchup. thick caramel malts, bread, rather beefy.