drowland (8676) - Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2015 fidelis83 (2438) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nearly clear auburn pour with a 2 finger, creamy tan head. Aroma is cereal, caramel, bran muffin, bread, spicy and floral hops. Flavor is caramel, toast and nutty notes up front, then toffee, husky grain, sweet vegetal notes, a little grass, spicy and prairie floral hops. Light to medium body with a neutral to chewy entry, light to medium, blanketing carbonation and slightly more dry, slightly juicy finish. Good stuff overall.
Draft at the brewpub, June 2014. Amber pour with a small khaki head, mild lacing. Malty aroma, caramel, toffee, a touch of breadiness and raisins, mild spicy hop bite. Okay flavor, malty, a touch of fruitiness, bready, caramel, perhaps a touch tinny. Not bad. rondphoto (4448) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 5, 2014
can @ John’s Grocery / Iowa City IA --- Hazy dark amber brown, ivory rim head, bands of lace. Taste is caramel malt with a slightly roasted edge. It goes through the palate unchanged, then adds light bitters in a long finish that sees a return of the malt. ajnepple (6616) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Brown and clear with a white head. Aroma of dark malts, chocolate, caramel and earthy hops. Similar flavor, rich malty sweetness and mild earthy bitterness. Medium body, pretty tasty. BVery (10510) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Can. Murky reddish brown pour with a beige head. Aroma is steamed veggies and a bit of toffee. Similar taste but I kinda dig the taste, whereas the aroma isn’t all that good. Decent bit of heft to the body.
cubs (10635) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Canned in Minneapolis picked up in Iowa City. Pours a hazy reddish brown appearance with a thin light brown head. Somewhat metallic, played dough, light caramel, a bit spicy aroma. A bit thin, nutty bready, light chocolate. Light caramel flavor. Blah. SrSilliGose (3331) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 31, 2013
Can hooked by pepsied garbage for free beer week. Creamy coffee. Toffee. Brown sugar. raisin. Hint of played dough. douglas88 (9180) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 28, 2013
16 ounce can. Pours a dark brown or even purpleish color. A light nutty nose with some chocolates. A flavorful brew with dry cocoa, berries, some light toasted malts, tea. Light smoke. Very nice. cbfobes (2883) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2013
16oz can sent by randomgarbage, pours a very dark clear red with a thin off white head, aroma is pretty sweet with a little bit of malt and caramel, the flavor is sweet on the front end with a caramel finish, pretty straight forward. wlajwl (6809) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Aroma is malts, yeast and mild nuttiness. The flavor is malts, a hint of all things steamed vegetables, mild nuttiness and a smooth finish.