PorterPounder (7890) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 12 oz bottle. Medium copper pour, quickly diminishing light off-white head. Pleasant light spicy aroma, hints of nutmeg, a trace of date fruitiness. Flavor is pleasantly sweet with some light molasses, a hint of date fruitiness, just a hint of nutmeg-like spiciness. Mouthfeel has a nice crispness to it, Aurelius (5294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Standard 12 oz longneck. OK label. Dull, medium brown beer with a foamy white head. Somewhat stale cereal malt aroma with some faint perfume-florality. Lightly sweet, nutty, cereal, toasty, woody notes. Woody astringency at times. Slippery mouthfeel, good effervescence. Nicely bitter finish. New Leaf Market. miyauchi38 (1096) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2014
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Slight fruits and mild pumkin and malty flavor to this. Rather bland but not offensive. Butterscotch and sweet. 12oz bottle pour at home - amber color with barely any white head wxman (1813) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Pours a clear golden amber with a full white head that laces the glass. Aroma is caramel and spices. Taste is sweet caramel malt, butterscotch, biscuits and just the right amount of hop bitterness to balance. Top drawer Oktoberfest.
Christpuncher (3109) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2014
heavy malt flavor on this oktoberfest beer. not my favorite style but well done. smells malty. had a t bottle pour at home. pours copper in color with a thick tan head. bitter finish. crossovert (12642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2016 355ml bottle. Darj amber pour, nice cramy off-white/cream colored head. Aroma is heavy noble hops, and a bit of oak, malt well covered by the two imo.The flavor is sharp and bitter, not much mid palate. Some creaminess, some caramel/soy. Maybe my palate is fucked up but not getting much complexity here. And interesting htat the oak aged oktos are among the hoppiest, perhaps they are thinking the hops will wear out during hte aging but they don’t.
Re Rate 355ml bottle. Pours a bit darker than most, clear, This one has an oak smell also a urinal aroma. I’m so pissed I didn’t get to try all these oktos blind this year. The aroma isn’t big here either. Flavor is definitely oak-tinged, also lemon lime, some brandy, the wood changes this alot. The malt notes are toned down a lot, it isn’t as hoppy as I remmeebr though it does have some finishing bitterness. It has a unique flavor, but perhaps not enough of it, it is jsut bittersweet and a bit underwhelming. BrewBoxer (2632) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Draft at the growler stone street NYC . Pours a bright bronze golden color with a malty interesting backbone. Not bad Frozer (240) - Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Heavy wheat aroma. Lighter amber color, no head. No carbonation. A different take on an oktoberfest. Smooth flavor but would like some carbonation. SSSteve (4006) - - DEC 23, 2013
Cloudy orange draft with nice tight white head. Not much aroma. Malty and bready flavors. Some estery fruits. Odd but drinkable.