XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Darby's. pours clear, brown/dark amber & a slim cap that doesn't move. Aroma of wood, nuts, apple, plum. Taste is similar but citrus rind and floral zest bitterness. So roasty! My cat would hate this.
Zymurgeist2 (1695) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of earth, dirt and wet stone on aroma. Perfume as it warms. Clear copper with khaki head. Dates on biscuit malt . Herbs and floral background. Slight bitterness with slightly dry finish.
robforbes (2147) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a clear copper with a small light tan head and very good lacing.
smell is of caramel, malt, and slight amount of dark pitted fruits.
taste is of dark fruits, a little sweetness, malt, and some hops. ends smooth and a tad bitter.
TheHOFF43 (2014) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Pours dark copper with no head. Aroma is malty booze with a matching flavor. Nice beer. Definitely worth trying.
DialSquare (4116) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from Gail’s Hops and Grapes in Hickory. Deep amber pour. Aroma is roasty malts, dark fruit and spices. Tastes are caramel, bread, nuts, wood, citrus zest, dates and apple. Has a salty vibe. Dries out a little in the finish. Definitely different - well done.
vidacafe (10) - Seaside, Oregon, USA - NOV 18, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
For me, I can’t help but compare this weird fusion by Ninkasi and 21st Amendment to an IPA; both breweries have such outstanding examples in Total Domination and Brew Free or Die!, I was expecting something more along those lines. It’s quite hoppy for an ale,ever so slightly sweet (not something I enjoy particularly). Almost no finish, but again, expecting that strong after-bite so familiar with IPAs. Good, not great, and not worth the $10 per 4 pack, but def. worth a try!
BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear, dark red-amber. Finger of off-white rocky foam with good retention. Some lacing. Nice aromas of brown sugar, dark fruits, caramel, pine resin, alcohol. Flavor is sweet dark fruits, dark sugars, caramel, toffee, pine and light citrus. Finishes with resinous pine hops. A bit of alcohol. Medium-to-full body. Good carbonation. Clean finish. Some warmth.
Iphonephan (5790) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 12 oz can. Pours a clear dark brown with a very thick off white head, slowly receding and leaving significant lacing. Dates and candy sugar in the nose. Soft toffee and caramel flavor with a mild bitter finish. A really nice beer.
AirForceHops (5859) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 29, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. can I got in a four pack. Can on 11-30-2011. Awesome brown color with solid off-white head that gives spotty lacing. Nice eye appeal. Nose is a nice mix of malt and dark fruit. Taste is complex. Starts with sweet malt then it transitions to a blast of grapefruit and pine resin. The finish comes back to the malt, showing me bread and toffee. The texture is smooth with a softer carbonation. Body is medium. I’m guessing the year it was sitting helped with the ABV because I don’t taste it at all. This beer is fantastic!
zathrus13 (1761) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours brown, with a reddish tinge. Aroma is hops, malt, and caramel. Flavor is caramel, hops, malt, fruit, and alcohol. Medium body. Slightly bitter finish.