BBB63 (5693) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle and served in Bells Tulip: Pours a nice mahogany hue with a small but lasting frothy off-white head, spotty lace. The aroma has notes of toffee, slightly iodine peat and smoke, roast, and noticeable Golden Promise malts along with a tab of fruity plummy esters and some Fuggles like hop notes. The taste is rather malty with a kick of smoke, hint of medicinal notes and fruity undertones. A very light handed hop bitterness toward the finish. Not has forceful as most American Wee Heavy versions but still a solid quaffable brew. The mouth feel is smooth and slightly warming, a touch metallic and herbal as well. Solid and good nose but nothing great, lacks some depth of palate.
hopscotch (8458) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Space Coast Craft Beer Festival 2011… This beer rocks!… Sparkling clear, deep, dirty-orange ale with a small, fizzy, off-white head. The bouquet is an opulent melange of caramel and chocolate - nothing overly complex; just intoxicatingly lavish and chocolaty. Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and unassuming carbonation. The fantastic malt bill is the highlight for me and is balanced rather nicely by a well-thought-out, flavorful hop bill and schedule. Finishes well-balanced and a touch minerally. Kudos to StFun for providing this bottle of world class beer! I am rarely disappointed by this brewery.
SudsMcDuff (5642) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to John for this!! .. Pours a deep tawny tan, really fine head, great lacing .. . syrup, molasses, and pancakes dominate .. . easy to put down, no indication of the abv .. . very enjoyable, but quite sweet .. .
..somethings going on here..
-i don’t know what you’re talking about sometimes a sheep just needs to be pushed through the fence...
arminjewell (5558) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear red, with off white head. Aroma has notes of sweet toffee, caramel, with a a hint of earth and smoke. Taste is similar, sweet caramel and toffee, some earth, peat, touch of smoke, sweet finish. Not bad, a bit sweet and lacking a bit in complexity.
FirkinA (6) - Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2011 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unlike it’s degenerate human counterpart, this beer is not to be avoided. Pouring a little cloudy this beer has a beautiful amber, hazelnut color and an off-white, mild head. The aroma is molasses, caramel, coffee and earth... yep a little funky moss in there. The flavor starts off with strong malt and toast but quickly switches over to a lingering, almost campari bitterness. Overall, this beer is one I wouldn’t regret waking up next to... in a barn... covered in hay.
wedgie9 (1737) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted on 2/6/11 from a 12oz bottle at Lush West Town. Pours clear orange-amber with an average white head that recedes to a thin collar of lace. The nose is some hay malt, light smoke, rye bread, and just a hint of banana. The flavor is similar with some light bitterness up front, light smokiness, rye bread, and some grass and hay. The body is medium, but quite weighty on the back of my tongue, average carbonation and a long, heavy finish that has some light smoke and rye bread.
Block (1178) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really enjoyed this beer. Amber-brown pour, tan head. Malty thick aroma with a very balancing flavor. Malty yet not too sweet. Pretty smooth and mellow.
Rando7 (688) - Iowa, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours mildly cloudy amber-brown with medium off-white head. Nice lacing. Aroma malts and caramel. Taste caramel, malts, roast. Finish slightly bitter hops. medium palate with a little fizz and alcohol on the tongue. Alcohol slightly apparent.
A bit lacking in flavor and I would have liked a little more sweetness. OK beer.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle(thanks to awiseman01) at my leaving FL throwdown(17Dec10)pours dark murky brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is hot peppery yeast, alcohol and toasted malts. Flavor is light roast, toffee, brown sugar and creamy caramel. Nice stuff.
EithCubes (4565) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Darker malts and earth swirling with alcohol in the nose. Light brown pour with subtle red tones intermixed, but not highlights. Head is tan. Taste is dry and surprisingly bitter, smoke and peat notes are strong with roast and some nice subtle burned barley / black patent. Light wood. Full body but doesn’t have the expected waves or depth. An enjoyable brew with plenty of character, and an interesting take on the style; doesn’t have the sweet, rich malt-forwardness or fruity notes. More like a cigar distilled into a glass.