hopscotch (8362) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle… Clear brown ale with flashes of burnt orange and a small, creamy, white head. The nose offers a strange marriage of fruitcake, toffee, cotton candy and crusted port. Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and jazzy carbonation. The flavor is sweet and port-like with a caramel component and some harsh, boozy notes. Finishes alcoholic and sweet. Strange for a brown ale. Quite interesting for a beer.
Beerenberger (1101) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a very dark brown with a short lived tan head. No lacing was noted. The aroma was malt, caramel and maybe a hint of a floral fragrance. The taste is roasted malt with a nice bitter aftertaste. The mouthfeel was medium to full. This was an enjoyable brown ale.
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hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Poured a deep amber, almost brown color with an off white head. Aromas of caramel, molasses, earth, some roast, and some chocolate. Tastes of molasses, earth, rum, caramel, root beer, and wood.
DocLock (7182) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Blue Dog. Pours hazy ruby through direct light and with translucent dark brown edges through indirect light, with a finger of frothy off-white head. Nose is malt, molasses, hops, mild fusels, brown sugar, and some earthy butyric acid notes. Tastes hoppy, earthy, with molasses, brown sugar, fusels, and an off-putting finish. Gets a bit more discombobulated as it warms, with the palm sugar and molasses getting more prominent, but this one never gets sweet, and stays hot and rummy throughout.
Tmoney99 (9575) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy wood, dark sugar & toasted malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy dark sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations were exceeded.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours out like coffee with a decent head that recedes. Smells of toffee and sweet malted brownies. Full on the tongue with good carbonation. A malty sweet brew with good whiskey notes. Throw in some coffee, toffee and bread crumbs and we’ll call it a nightcap. A bit overdone.
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy brown with tan head. Aroma of maple, brown sugar, woos, hints of rum, malty. Flavor is much the same with a nice sweetness and alcohol spice. Heavy body with medium carbonation. Overall, very pleasant brew.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours an average mahogany with a nose of caramelized sugar, sweet malt donuts, light rose, and light biscuit. Flavor is a malty barrage of sugary biscuit flakes in a vat of light pancake syrup and booze. Average mouthfeel. Rum? Arrr, methinks ye be pullin’ me leg. Arrrrr. Not bad-- in fact it’s kinda tasty-- but the lack of rum and the too-pronounced boozy finish detract.
Travlr (9807) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft, courtesy of staff at ChurchKey, thanks! Clear dark maroon color. Aroma of caramel and subtle licorice. Taste is lightly spiced and slightly boozy caramel.
GT2 (6980) - Riverside, California, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at CK thanks to Travlr. Deep clear ruby with medium off white foam. Nose is booze, tomato stew, stewed carrot. Taste is bitter, toffee, caramel, tomato, herbs, puppy breath. Palate is heavier, rich, oily. Interesting.
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