Drake (13259) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Glen Allen, VA. Utica label. Pours an amber color with a thin head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma is sugary caramel with some earthy, gummy notes. Taste is very similar.... sugar and caramel with some light honey. Very sweet but not cloying. Thin bodied and watery. Not too unpleasant.
bu11zeye (13015) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2009
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
( 12oz bottle ) Pours a clear yellow body with a quickly diminishing spare white head. Aroma of grain, chemicals, florals, and plastic. Flavor of cardboard, metal, light citrus, and plastic.
Dogbrick (12480) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2006
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This beer is a clear gold color with a thin and fizzy ivory colored head that burns out almost immediately. Very little lacing to be found. Aroma of grain and malt. Light-bodied with a sweet flavor which mainly comes from the sorghum. There is some malt and sour fruit as well. The finish is syrupy sweet with honey and sorghum. Didnít enjoy this one too much.
jcwattsrugger (12335) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle-pours a foamy white head and gold color. Aroma is funky vegetal, some malt. Taste is medium malt-some sweetness, vegetal, apple cider, faint hops. OK carbonation.
crossovert (12125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2011
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2014 Minty licorice. Baaad, I guess I had the regular Bards but it is listed on here as the same as this.
hopdog (12083) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2007
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
12oz bottle, bottled on 10/02/06. Poured a medium orangish color with a smaller sized off white head. Very sweet aroma. Thereís something there I canít quite place. Must be the sorghum. Toffee and caramel. Plastic beach balls. Sweet tastes (but not as sweet as the aromas. Caramel. Thin body.
slowrunner77 (11289) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 16, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
"meh. not a sorghum fan, but wheni saw this was flying bison beer, had to give it a fair shake. iíll stick to the gluten. Fake, sweetish smell and taste. Slightly refreshing, but with zero complexity or other interesting qualities."
shrubber85 (11088) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2012 Bottle. Sour corn syrup (sorghum) malt aroma. Golden yellow with minimal head. Strong sorghum and grassy malt flavor - for those who donít know what sorghum tastes like, itís like bitter molasses. Iím not sure if the moderate bitterness of this beer is due to the sorghum or hops or both. This is a real love/hate beer. I happen to like the sorghum flavor in this beer, but it will probably turn many people off.
hopscotch (10951) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... Clear, light golden lager with a small, creamy, white head. Fairly rich, interesting aroma... grainy and malty with notes of caramel and hay. Malty, but clean, flavor with light notes of caramel and unsalted butter. Just a whisper of molasses. Medium-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Crisp, clean finish. Much better than most (within the style) brewed with barley malt. Iím anxious to see what other styles they are able to brew with sorgham malt.
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Name: Bards Tale Dragonís Gold
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear dark copper, wispy dirty white head, bits of lace,
Aroma: sweet aroma with a raw sugar character balanced by light floral hops and a touch of spicyness,
Body: big body,
Flavor: sweet flavor, sugary character, light bitterness,
Overall: too sweet and raw
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 8/20