mcnealc31's Beer Universe Profile

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  • Favorite Beers:
  • Favorite Beer Type:
    American Porter
  • Favorite Beer:
    Chimay Blue
  • Ratings Submitted:
  • Reviews Contributed:
    205
  • Added:
    55 Beers, 0 Bars, 2 Breweries
  • Beers Owed:
    1
  • Beers Owed to Others:
    does not owe any beers.
  • Group Name:
    Ohio Beer Lovers
Recent Beer Universe Reviews
  • Sep 8, 2011

    Coney Island Freaktoberfest
    3.8
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 3/5
    • 5/5
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    • 3/5
    The smell is fresh and fruity. Hops dominate the flavor, but they aren't overpowering. Some sweet malt in there, too. Outstanding lacing, even if it is pink foam. Smooth and crisp without being the slightest bit watery.

    It doesn't taste as complex as the 6 malts and 6 hops would expect you to believe, but it's a fun, unique, tasty, and drinkable beer.
  • Sep 6, 2011

    Westmalle Tripel
    4.5
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 4/5
    • 4/5
    • 5/5
    • 5/5
    Lots of lemon and sweet malt in the nose. The flavor is an interesting mix of sweet malt and sour yeast followed by sweet grapes very late. The finish is long and dry. Very creamy mouthfeel before the hops cut through. As it warms, I'm getting a distinct lemon pepper flavor.
  • Sep 6, 2011

    Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale
    4.5
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 4/5
    • 4/5
    • 5/5
    • 5/5
    A gorgeous orange and tan color and delicious spices. While I did taste some pumpkin, it was mostly in the background. But those warm, delectable pumpkin pie spices were right up front. Cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, they're all there. It was still refreshing and crisp, too. And even though it is heavily spiced, it is fantastically well balanced.
  • Sep 6, 2011

    Sierra Nevada Tumbler Brown Ale
    3.8
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 3/5
    • 4/5
    • 4/5
    • 4/5
    It pours a dark brown color with hints of orange. Nothing really stands out in the taste. There are some hints of nuts, some roast, and some caramel. But it's full, earthy, easy to drink, and delicious. Perfect for a day of watching football.
  • Sep 6, 2011

    North Coast Old Rasputin Imperial Stout
    4.8
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 4/5
    • 5/5
    • 5/5
    • 5/5
    Old Rasputin pours black as onyx and is completely opaque with a huge, rocky, dark beige head. The flavor is massive and complex. Lots of roasted and bitter notes with a little bit of expected coffee and chocolate. I also got some dark fruits, like currants. The finish is long, lingering, dry, and woody.
  • Sep 6, 2011

    O'Fallon Smoked Porter
    3.5
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 4/5
    • 4/5
    • 3/5
    • 3/5
    It certainly pours just like a porter should. It is bitter, smoky, and there is a bit of nuttiness and even oak in there. The finish is a bit different than most porters, it's late, dry, and there's a hint of bacon! Mmmmm, bacon.

    I certainly get the smoke, but it isn't overpowering. I could have gone for a bit more smoke flavor.
  • Sep 6, 2011

    Leinenkugel Fireside Nut Brown
    3.8
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 4/5
    • 3/5
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    • 4/5
    Pours a deep brown. Notes of hazelnut and smoke, rich caramel. The mouthfeel was thick and full. There was a late, light sweet finish and after it warmed even some background cinnamon and clove. I thought it was delicious!
  • Sep 5, 2011

    Southern Tier Pumpking
    4.5
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 5/5
    • 3/5
    • 5/5
    • 5/5
    The color is a crisp copper with just a bit of cloud. Not much head sticking around. Lots of pumpkin and spice in the nose, but it doesn't smell like the pumpkin pie in a can.

    Fresh pumpkin and graham cracker hit first with the familiar nutmeg, clove, and allspice coming later. Not much from the hops and this ends up in a long, dry finish.

    Might be the best pumpkin beer I've had.