Dogbrick (10436) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2011 Sample at the brewpub. Pours a slightly hazy dark amber color with a medium thin off-white head that dissipates quickly. Spotty lacing. Mild hops and malt aroma. Medium, smooth body with flavors of woody hops, malt and grain. The finish is malty with a grain aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Tap] Pours a light brown color with little in the way of head. Decent lacing. Nose is of toasted grains, amber malts and light dust. Biscuit, light vanilla, mild pepper, light fruits and maybe some nuts in the taste. Light in body, but pretty much what you’d expect with the style. Very sessionable.
blutt59 (6364) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle, amber brown pour with aroma of nuts and caramel, flavor of nutty caramel, vanilla bean, smooth finish
Mora2000 (6132) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a brownish-amber color with a white head. The aroma is nice. I get some oak, vanilla, caramel and toffee.
The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of caramel malt, but it is accented with some maple, oak and vanilla notes. There is really a lot of flavor is this lower-alcohol, session beer.
Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
dyetube (1374) - Hurst, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer pours a deep brown with a thin off white head. The aromas are bread. The mouthfeel is slightly watery and dry with. a little bitterness. Not too bad. Cheers!
tgncc (3048) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is toasted malt, some caramel, earth, wood. The flavor is more or less the same. Darker amber color, white head.Medium in body. Mild earthy hop bittering on finish. It IS what it advertizes itself to be, but is not especially good.
wedgie9 (2544) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on draft. Pours clear amber orange with a very thin white lace head that quickly dissipates to nothing. The nose is vanilla oak mixed with some malt, and a very faint hops aroma as well. The flavor features the spicy oak a little more with light malt and a little more of a bitter hops bite than the nose would have suggested. The body is light with average carbonation and a medium oak and hops finish.
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. A pretty simplistic beer overall here. Poured a decent starch white head with decent retention, and a bright amber body. A light and oaky aroma, with other notes of caramel cookie, some indistinct fruit, light citrus and herb. The body of this one was light (as expected at 4.2%), but sometimes it felt a bit too watery. Highly drinkable, and all the flavor notes are very nice, albeit straightforward. Light oaky herb, caramel cookie malt, and light citrus fruit. So in the end, there’s nothing at all wrong with this beer, just not enough strengths to give it a higher score.
Capa (2542) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber with an off-white head. Sweet fruits, toasty malts, berries, and a bit of molasses in the aroma. Lightly toasted biscuit malt, some sweet malt, fruits, berries, and a light brown sugar. Full, smooth body. A really nice brew.
JMerritt (1915) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Red-amber with a large, frothy bright-white head. Slightly sour Brett. and oaky, barnyardy nose. Very mild grainy-sweet flavor, turns a little sweeter as you hold it in your mouth. Ends husky. A session ale, sure. But pretty bland. 2010 Western Illinois University Performing Arts Society Beerfest.