redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Labeled at bar as collaboration between Victory and Market Garden. Draft at Jackie O’s. A rye like taste, sharp and bitter, yet none of the characteristics associated with hops. A musty taste, much like many English bottled beers. Unique and alot like the Dogfish beers that experiment with spices a take it or leave it style.
ChainGangGuy (4452) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
16 ounce pint - North River Tavern in Roswell, Georgia.
Appearance: Amber-hued body, some haze present, with a slim, near-white head. Coating lace on the descent.
Smell: Moderately toasty, lightly sweet-scented maltiness, a light fruitiness, fragrant spice notes.
Taste: Toasty, bready malts. Slight brown sugar character, sweetness. Estery fruitiness. A bit tangy. Spices and just a little, little bit of pepper flavor and only a slow accumulation of heat. Also, a little pinch from the alcohol. Drying, lightly fruity and spicy on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: An odd, not altogether enjoyable mish-mash of flavors.
GT2 (8995) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 5, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap at Bier Market in Cleveland, OH. Pours a clear orange with okay retention. Spicy nose brings some mild vegetal broccoli and freezer vegetables. Taste brings husky grain, raw oatmeal. Mid palate hits some spicy pepper and vegetal character piling on. Ick.
JaBier (5080) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Jackie O’s on 4/21/13. Clear gold to amber pour with a thick off-white head. Malty sweet nose with notes of light banana, coriander and pepper. Malty flavor up front quickly turning to spicy coriander and sweetness before a peppery, bitter finish.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(tap at Bier Markt) amber with small head. Slightly sweet malt aroma.Flavor is must, heavy slightly sweet malt, a bit of alcohol. Not much pepper.
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
transparent amber, thick white lacing but head drops quickly to oily surface. Heavy esters riddle nose, peppery banana and grass. Ultra spicy flavor, heavy banana front with mid showing more pepper and pumpernickel before doughy, fairest diacetyl finish. Spritzy body accents esters
pilgrimoutlaw (821) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewpub. Pours clear copper with two finger white head. Aromas of basement, tangerine, pepper. Moderate sweetness, low bitterness. Creamy body.