XmnwildX12 (2072) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at GABF 2013, light roast aroma and taste, creamy malty body, not great.
pkbites (622) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear--dark copper with an above average white head that dies quickly but laces the glass nicely. Very light mouth feel for this style. Light alcohol too. Very malty yet too light for my taste. Actually decent for chugging, if thatís what youíre looking for.
Brigadier (2610) - Northeastern Ohio, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewpub
Wrapping up the night with a good irish ale I chose one of the regular beers that I havenít yet had. An average release, this beer was not the best on tap but neither was it the worst. They canít all be home runs.
Aroma / Appearance - The slick base has an opaque ruby hue with orange accents. Caramel chews, hints of spices, and a sweet base are very dense for the style.
Flavor / Palate - The thick caramel glaze starts at the front of the throat and moves downwards. Melted red licorice peeks through from time to time. The latent kick was surprising. Overall this is another fine beer from the brewers in Madison.
TheAlum (4986) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on tap at Vintage Brewpub (Madison, WI). Pours a richer deep copper brown hue, hint of haze but near transparent. Richer deep glow, more orange and touch brighter on the edges and bottom. A frothy tannish head dies to a mellow layer, laces ok and sticks around in a decent film. Aromas are touches of carmelization and toast, gentle kisses of toffee, more biscuit and bready malts with a hint of spice and earthy dry hops, bitter light quality. Smooth, mellow, a touch toasty. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, preaching gentle carbonation and carmelized malts up front. Gentle toast, biscuits, and touches of dried fruit, a bit of raisin and oranges. Middle offers a bit of mellow fruit, biscuits. Backend quickly moves into dry florals and earthy hops, gentle with a light dryness, some toast, lingering carmelized malts and touches of spice reminiscent to some Dunkin Donuts Munchkins, perhaps the yeast or spice? A bit sticky, fruity, mellow finish yet that spicey element is distinct. Not bad. Interesting for a largely dull style in my opinion. Gorgeous pour though.
Ughsmash (6915) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GNBF. Poured clear, honeyed amber with a short off-white head. The aroma picked up sweet, toasty caramel and fruity malts with fresh, light grass and citrus accents.. well-balanced. The flavor found toasty, lightly-smoked honey, fruit, and caramel malt at the core.. fresh, complementary bitterness around.. again very well-balanced and tasty. Lighter-bodied with just enough carbonation to keep it moving.. this came together well.
dionysus (1443) - Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Vintage. Pour is copper with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet with notes of caramel, light toast, and apple. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of nuts and floral hops. Overall body is light to moderate and the finish is lightly bitter.
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Looks and smells lile an amber. Not bad sure nothing that sets out apart in a good put bad way.
esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Vintage brewpub. Clear copper with a thin tan head and a ring of lace. Aroma is slightly nutty with caramel and light floral hops. Taste of caramel, toffee, light nuts and a touch of diacetyl. Highly carbonated (definitely not nitrogen charged, this on was so-so.
BVery (5141) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at the brewpub. Dark copper pour with a small creamy head. Caramel malt nose. Medium-light palate. Sweet caramel taste and a touch of roast.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at the Vintage brewpub in Madison, Wisconsin. Pours a clear copper colored brew with a slow dissolving off-white head that leaves behind some spotty lacing and a film top. Aroma is malty, with profiles of caramel, toffee, butterscotch and floral hops. Taste is light to medium bodied, flavors of butterscotch, caramel and floral hops. Finish has a soft palate, with a lingering aftertaste of caramel and light butterscotch.