hopdog (12083) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at the Dry Dock Brewery Tasting Room. Poured a medium amber color with a small size doff white head. Aromas and tastes of toasted malts and nuts. Thin and bordering on watery body. I really didn’t care too much for this one and found it to be one of my least favorites of the night.
EValP (30) - Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2006
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not a 60 shilling to me, this looked good at first with a amber or better yet, reddish-yellow hue. Clear and sparkling body with tiny particles in the body. Small white head recedes to virtually nothing.
Light malt was the first sign. All I could pick out was a toasted aroma, light hop as well with maybe resin. Could maybe pick out a slightly earthy odor as well as chalk. There was not much to the aroma and the carried on through the taste. Initially smooth and maybe sour, giving way to a short mouth feel, reminded my of seltzer water. Very light body finished short, really not much to this brew for me, not enough flavor for me.
Kevin (2194) - Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
tap at the brewpub. light brown yellow pour with a white head. smell is light molasses and a touch of fruit. flavor is non offensive light caramel hop flavor is there but not bitter. watery, but hell i think they wanted to brew a lower alcohol session beer. not enough flavor for me to make it a session, but not bad to me either.
Ernest (7550) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2005
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2006 Draught at the brewery.
Body is light amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted bread/cereal), with notes of wort and diacetyl.
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
This one’s in about the same condition as it was at GABF last year, unfortunately. Odd how the stout is so awesome (and the others I’ve tried are at least better than this).