scottw86 (1180) - Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Poured a glorious yellow color with a large white head. Aroma is interesting with honey and sweet malts. Taste is like light honey with a little bit of skunk. Overall it’so maybe my favorite gennie beer. Smooth and goes down easy. arone12 (935) - Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Pale golden color with thin white head. Smells like genny light but sweeter. Taste is sweet like honey with some cardboard and skunk. Dry. BREWMUSKCLES (2759) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2010
liquid caramel, apple and some malt syrup hghlighted this brew. some soy, low carbonation and pineboard rounded out the flavor pattern. smooth and frothy with a hint of lye just before the finish. shigadeyo (3820) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2010
garrison (812) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2010
8/01/2009: Cigar City Big Sound Scotch Ale ... Aroma: Fruity, rich caramelized malts, chocolate. Appearance: Very, very dark brown; tan-colored head. Flavor: Roasted malts and slightly nutty, semi-sweet chocolate. Palate: Medium-full body. Overall: I almost regret trying this beer at the gathering just because I think it didn’t get a fair shake due to so much beer flowing! This beer wasn’t bad by any means, but it seems more like a Brown Porter to me than a Scotch Ale. I was super excited about trying it and wasn’t able to find any of the richness, depth, and other complexities that I was hoping for. Hopefully I will get to experience this beer again in a much more intimate setting so that I can truly probe its depths!
1 pint 9.4 fl. oz. bottle (8.5% Alcohol by Vol.) shared by alexdad06 at NATIFEST ’09. Thanks Brad. I appreciate it! Rating #96 for this beer.
Okee-dokee, I’m only regarding this beer from its ’eighties time, when it was cheap and had that "Death Valley Days" Borax commericial look to its can.. heck, I was at the VA Center with my pals and drank it and "Dark Horse" as we switched from "Mickey’s Big Mouths"! Yeow, soldier!
beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2006
My two favorite beers produced by Genesee are the Cream Ale and the 12 Horse Ale. Alas the 12 Horse Ale is no more. Pours a clear gold with a foamy white head. Light but pleasant aroma of hops with a hint of malt. Slightly sweet with more malt than in the aroma with a light hoppy finish. AskForJenny (1086) - Ontario, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2006
A good beer that never found a niche. Unfairly instantly pigeonholed as your grandfather’s beer. Genny should have just left it alone and they’d still be making it. Instead they changed the label and tried to force it on an unreceptive demographic. I drank it then and I still would today. LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2005
this tasted like red apples thrown in some malt liquor. weird. but cool... that classic woody- corn-y syrup-y oil-y ML flavor but with apples. i predict shag would like this MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2005
So this is at least one year old. Thats not a good sign. Pour is a clear yellow with a tint of orange. Aroma comes off as cheap and full of corn. Smells cheap kind of like bad grape juice. Flavor comes off pretty similar. Swill, but easy going swill. There isnt the bad beer flavor, it just lacks the real beer flavor. 21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2005
Retired or not i found this beast at the store the other day. The name alone deserves to be on a four ouncer not a 12ver. Very weird beer as it had little taste at all, just some apples and virtually no aftertaste. The beer is weak, but the name is awesome.