mcnealc31's Beer Universe Profile

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  • Favorite Beers:
  • Favorite Beer Type:
    American Porter
  • Favorite Beer:
    Chimay Blue
  • Ratings Submitted:
    217
  • 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 5, 2011

    Flying Dog Old Scratch Amber Lager
    3.5
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 3/5
    • 3/5
    • 4/5
    • 4/5
    Pours a hazy copper with a decent head. The flavor is light caramel and fruity, but not citrusy. The finish is a little dry and almost tastes like butter. Perhaps more like butterscotch. Very smooth and drinkable. Another very good all-day beer. I'm not blown away by it, but I do like it and would certainly get it again!
  • Sep 5, 2011

    Monty Python's Holy Grail
    3.3
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 3/5
    • 3/5
    • 3/5
    • 4/5
    Pours a light golden color. Good head retention, with some lacing. At first, the taste of a slightly bitter grain, but after I swallowed, I noticed a distinct sweet fruitiness. Almost like sweet grapes. There's a subtle bitterness and it's just a little watery. Good, but not great. There's nothing that really stands out about it, other than the title.
  • Sep 5, 2011

    Stone Levitation Ale
    4
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 4/5
    • 4/5
    • 4/5
    • 4/5
    it pours a rich amber color. The hops are evident the second it's poured. At first, there is a high citrus note but that goes away as the hops kick in. It doesn't have the most bite of any beer I've had, but the bite is there for sure! Surprisingly low ABV at 4.4.

    Great color, great flavor, aggressive but not overwhelming bite, very good lacing.
  • Sep 5, 2011

    Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter
    4.8
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 4/5
    • 5/5
    • 5/5
    • 5/5
    It pours an incredibly dark, almost black, amber color. It's full and smooth with a complex, smokey flavor mix of chocolate and coffee with just a hint of bitterness in the back of the throat. Fantastic lacing, too.

    As it warms, the bitterness does get a little more aggressive, but it's far from overpowering. Outstanding example of the style. Might have some rivals, but there is nothing better
  • Aug 30, 2011

    Hoppin' Frog Silk Porter
    3.5
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 3/5
    • 4/5
    • 4/5
    • 3/5
    ilk Porter pours just like a porter should; inky black and just a trace of head. Full nose lets you know you need to get ready for an assault of flavor. Lots of roasted and toasted malt, some bittersweet chocolate. Even a bit past roasted into charred. A dry, chalky, woody finish. Is that chicory?

    The name, I think, is a bit misleading. It's not as creamy and silky as other porters. In fact, it's more harsh than most. Mind you, that's not a bad thing. Very solid beer, here
  • Aug 29, 2011

    Chimay Premiere (Red)
    4.5
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 4/5
    • 4/5
    • 5/5
    • 5/5
    Hazy light brown color with a pillowy head that hangs around for a bit. The flavor features big, full malt, a hint of hops to cut through the sweetness, and some apricot in the finish. Starts creamy and ends dry. Very interesting sensation. As it warms, I'm getting butterscotch and some pepper.

    Overall, a sensational beer. Big flavors, great texture, complex, and balanced.
  • Aug 26, 2011

    Unibroue Maudite
    3.5
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 3/5
    • 5/5
    • 3/5
    • 3/5
    Deep amber color and a big fluffy head that will not give up! Mostly yeast in the nose. Leads to some lightly toasted malt and a bit of a crisp hop kick. Some hints of clove, banana, and citrus in there, too.

    Complex, and well balanced, but not very assertive.
  • Aug 24, 2011

    Peg Leg Stout
    2.9
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 2.5/5
    • 4/5
    • 2.5/5
    • 2.5/5
    The color is right on, but the head doesn't compare to most others of the style. Very smooth. Might be the lightest bodied imperial stout I've had. There's a hint of coffee, bittersweet chocolate, and some dark fruit. Late bitterness from the hops.

    It's not bad, but it's just not doing anything for me. Very tame and I wanted something more audacious