yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2009
Murky brown color with a small dense head. Aroma is very light, some walnuts and faint pine hop bitterness. Flavor has burnt toast, roasted nuts, and earthy spice. A bit of lingering bitterness. Would be better on a hot summer day, not a cold, rainy day. nbutler11 (1305) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2009
On tap at Papago. Pours a murky brown color with a soapy biege head. Smells of earth, baker’s cocoa, and grass. Tastes much the same with added notes of hops, assorted nuts, and bark. Interesting, but kind of limp. PilsnerPeter (3050) - Flushing, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2009
Tap at Blind Tiger: Deep brown/ruby pour with an off white film of head. Resiny sweet earthy hops in the aroma- some toffeeish note as well. Soapy mouthfeel. The flavor has some hempy and oily resins. A bit earthy and vegetal hoppyness. Long hempy bitter finish. A bit soapy and astringent. egajdzis (6730) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Amber color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, light floral hops, citrus, wood, and light nuts. Taste of caramel, toffee, citrus, and light hops in the finish. JoeMcPhee (9549) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2009
Tap at Rattle N Hum. Deep amber pour with a tight creamy white head. The nose is quite hoppy with a lot of lightly fruity piny hops. A fairly distinct grassiness with a kiss of balsam and juniper. Moderate bitterness but the hops come across a little bit soapy, unfortunately. It’s not overly distracting, but it’s there. Moderate bitterness with a tiny bit of grapefruit and caramel as well. It has a kiss of astringency on the back, but I don’t really mind that either. It’s fairly unusual and it’s pleasant enough, but it’s not mind-blowing.
arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2011
On tap, pour was brown with white head. Aroma has notes of roast, some earthy hops, touch of grain. Taste is pretty simple, but does the job with roast, hops, some earth and dark fruit, touch of roast. Not bad. eboats (1115) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 11, 2009
On tap at Crescent Moon. It poured amber with a dirty off white head. Aroma was a sour bread with some resin. Flavor was pretty generic. Kind of earthy with some sweet vanilla. It seems right that this was made with the remains of another. It seems to be lacking a robust flavorful quality I was hoping for. DYCSoccer17 (3708) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 24, 2010
4 ounce sample on tap at the Davis Graduate. Aroma is spicy with hints of chocolate, leather, and roastiness. Transparent dark copper body with a small light tan head. Spritzy, carbonated start becoming quite roasted and rather woody in the middle. Finishes with a bit of spicy hop flavoring. A bit too much carbonation. Meh.