argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
22oz can. Minimal off-white head atop lightly hazed dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some earthy/leafy, cherry, light nut. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, earthy, light bread, tannic. Light-medium body, light stickiness, low carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (8556) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with an average, creamy beige head, medium-short retention with fair to good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (toast, caramel, cookie, nutty), average hops (earthy, woody, herbal), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates and brown sugar. Flavor is heavy malt (toast, caramel, cookie, nutty), average hops (earthy, woody, herbal), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates and brown sugar. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation, light creaminess with a dry and biting finish.
DocLock (7214) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
22 oz. Aluminum bottle from State Line. Pours deep ruby with 2-finger off-white head; looks nice. Nose is corn flakey, brown sugary, earthy, with notes of red vinous fruit. Tastes of big corn flakey malt, some nuts, toffee, and vinous fruit. Low carbonation and not very complex. BVut a good start.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz can shared by ryan: Pours a clear deep copper amber with a spotty-lacing white head. Has a lightly sweet toasted caramel malty nose with some light floral fruity notes. Starts with a fizzy carbonation and sweet caramel maltiness with some earthy bittering hops before a slightly more astringent, drier finish. Could use a cleaner hop profile and a little more residual sweetness.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the NoVa Summer Beer Fest in Leesburg, VA on 6/25/11. Pours a clear reddish amber color with a thin creamy tan head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus hops, toffee and raisin. The taste is toffee, raisin, bitter hops and a slightly metallic note. Medium bodied.
GT2 (7108) - Riverslime, California, USA - APR 18, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
651mL can thanks to ryan. The pour is a clear, tea amber to near red with a thinning, yellow head. Aroma is sweet cherry, crystal malt, boxed wine, grenadine, heavy cherry syrup. Taste is toast, bread, sweet strawberry candies, sugar, light roastiness. Palate is sugary, thin. A perfect example of crystal malt explosion. Inoffensive. Very nice for $3 a bomber.
Ughsmash (6925) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aluminum can. Poured hazy medium amber with a short, uniform cap of tan head. The aroma picked up toasted caramel and nutty notes with an odd sour fruit skin component laced throughout.. touches of iced tea and brown sugar too..seemed off. The flavor found similar components, up to and including the odd vinegary fruit sourness.. more nutty on the finish.. came across a little better than the nose. Lighter-bodied and a touch chalky on the palate.. the sourness was again odd.. not sure if this came across as intended.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 27, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours brown with a tan head. Smells earthy with some caramelly undertones. Tastes of caramel, some light roasted malt, peas.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz. Bottle: Aroma of malts, toasting, light caramel, and light hops. Poured copper/deep amber in color with a tiny, off-white head that lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Small lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of malts, toasting, slight brown sugar, light nuts, light sour-dough pretzel, light caramel, slight hops, and hints of cocoa and roasting. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Malt, slight caramel, slight nut, and hint of cocoa finish.
jredmond (4619) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split with everyone. Pours an amber body. Body is mellow with notes of light malts and grass hops.