drowland (8888) - Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Had at the brewpub after a tour of the place. Not bad, but reminded me of Sam Adams... not sure how I feel about that. Ibrew2or3 (8743) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2006
Compact 16 oz bottle. Pours more copper than amber with light tan head. The aroma is very light and seems to consist of two different malts. One is a lightly roasted variety, Munich maybe, the other is a bit more roasted. The flavor might have a touch of the lightly roasted grains but it is more roasted malts or slightly nutty. The hops actually come through a bit stronger than the malts. It is a nicely balanced light tasting beer. PorterPounder (8171) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2007
Murky, medium orange pour with a slight white head. Bit of a worty aroma, some molasses. Flavor has some raisins, molasses, a bit of caramel, good rib sticking flavor. Sticky mouthfeel....leaning to the cloying side near the end though. Thanks to Aurelius for saving this out of his beer of the month club FROTHINGSLOSH (7929) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2007
This beer came in my beer club - I am not familiar with the brewer. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark caramel-amber color with a medium sized foamy yellow-white head. The aroma was tangy, nutty and vaguely off - but not quite skunky. The flavor was lightly bitter, yeasty and tangy with a dryish finish. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 21, 2007
16 oz bottle. Poured clear medium amber with a nice initial cap of white head that receded to a film in a minute or so. Aroma found toasted caramel with a nice citrus presence (oranges primarily)... quite pleasant.
Strykzone (7486) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2007
Flavor picked up toasty caramel, a hint of marshmallow, cereal notes, and a low-ish level of floral bitterness. Smooth on the palate with the mild bitterness.. a touch soapy on the back-end. Decent brew.
A very aromatic beer. The aromas of cinnamon, apples, and caramel jump out. Flavor is spicy and fruity with a nice hop background. Some carbonation might help the palate. Alcohol seems higher than 5% and provides a nice warming effect. An interesting and well crafted beer. Radek Kliber (7470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 19, 2008
Bottle 500 ml TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Appearance: neat, rich with full depth color of amber-gold. Fine creamy (on thin side) head was presented.
Nose :Strong yet balanced aroma , front of green hops with golden malts. Caramel cookie dough with citrus.
Flavor/Palate : Sadly I was its body to be shallow , empty shell of malt with faint hop touch that sat on lips. Dusty, forgettable ending with short episode of alcohol. Average at best.
16 oz bottle served at the miller time pub (milwaukee, wi). Decided to go for this after I didn’t partake in it after the tour. Pours a very nice slightly hazed amber with a big puffy offwhite head that laces. Aromas are nice light carmel malts balanced with decent florals and citrus with a touch of gumball sweetness. Initial is light bodied, a touch toasted cereal, carmel, amd toffee balanced with a light bitterness and subtle inviting citrus. Finishes nicely, light malty sweetness finishes and is pretty good. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2002
Semi-sweet and moderately bitter. Toasted oat aroma and copper colored body. The finish is smooth, but there is nothing too spectacular here. HogTownHarry (7062) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2008
Bottle (16oz). Slightly hazy rich amber pour, nice bubbling and a 2cm foamy beige head. Light, crisp aroma of mild fresh cereal grain, toasty caramel sweetness, and light herbal bitterness. The taste - well, I’m disappointed; elements from the aroma, but mostly just bottle metallic harshness. Light body, somewhat undercarbonated, crisp-finishing, but that metal lingers, I’m afraid, although it seems to fade as it warms and opens, leaving run-of-the-mill bland toasty grain and light herbal/grassy hop bitteness in its wake.