Skyview (5283) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on draught at the Vintage Brewing Company brewpub in Madison, Wisconsin, the day before GTMW 2013. Pours a darl cola brown colored brew with a fast dissipating beige head that leaves behind some spotty lacing. Aroma of toffee and roasted caramel malts, a hint of floral hops and a touch of chocolate. Taste is medium bodied, average carbonation with flavors of roasted caramel malt, chocolate and a very faint grassy/floral hop. Finish is a touch light, low bitterness and some roasted caramel aftertaste. Beer profile closer to a brown ale than porter.
cbfobes (2610) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the downtown Dane this past weekend, pours a clear dark brown with a little red to it with a light brown head, the aroma is actually roasty with a little bit of chocolate sweetness as well, the flavor has a pretty good amount of chocolate on the front end with a finished of sweet malt, mouthfeel is actually pretty nice, not that bad.