drjay44 (3709) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2013 potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at bonfire. Some locals were raving about this so i gave it a try. Oh boy, what a mess. Diacytal butterscotch nose along with cheesy oxidized hops, undercarbonated and not particularly good looking. As best i tried i couldnt finish my pint. Perhaps they didnt properly clean their tap lines.
651 ml. bottle. Bottled 4/30/13. Pours a medium, well retained ivory head, with extensive lacing, over a clear amber (SRM 13) body.....nose is cereal malts, with toffee/caramel, light hop spice....taste is rye spice malts, light toffee/caramel, leading to a moderate spicy rye layer, finishing with a light bitterness, and a slightly off chemical tone, leading to an unpleasant tingle.....mouth feel medium, minimally astringent, carbonation low with a clean finish. The rye is dominant, and not particularly enjoyable, because the other malts are hidden. It needs more crystal/caramel character. But that said there is something off in this beer. BJCP 7/3/11/4/6 Mulligank (1) - Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2013 does not count
Poured from the can into tulip glass. Almost no aroma, you have to really pull to get any smell. Taste has little more complexity: bitter up front with barely perceptible rye taste. Finishes as it started, bitter but not in a good way. onceblind (9655) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Clear golden with a weird vegetal hop aroma mixed with spicy rye. Flavor had a nice rye-bread doughy spiciness and a decently bitter backbone of grassy herbal hoppiness. Wasn’t quite into it...felt disjointed and too phenolic.
cubs (10635) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle @ home, picked up by jcnielsen in Vail. This bomber was literally filled to the fucking tip top of the bottle lip. Pours a hazy orange appearance with a small, off white head. Spicy, butterscotch, cheesy, rancid aroma. Oh fuck me, I’m scared to taste this. Bitter, cheesy, huge butterscotch, garbage disposal, herbal, Taco Bell stool flavor. Fuck up of epic proportions. This is like that totally fucked up beer that people present in a home brew club to show what happens when you cut corners. Offensive and atrocious to the nth degree. How someone could actually release this to the public just amazes me. It’s literally impossible to drink more than an ounce or two of this dumpster juice. Folks, I drank twenty malt liquors earlier this year and it’s possible that this ditch sludge is far more disturbing and rancid than any of that shit. Drain pour of the year. Fuck you. Fuck you. Fuck you.