Ratman197 (8856) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can poured a clear reddish brownwith a smal lingering tan head. Aromas of dates, carmel and toffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, toffee, dates and light spice with a smooth lingering toffee finish.
daknole (8329) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
clear brownish pour, off white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, dates, fig, toffee, some citrus hops. Flavor is very malty up front with some sweetness, finishes with a nice juicy hop bite. Damn good.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Brandon’s house, courtesy of arminjewell. Huge thanks! Reddish orange appearance with a tan head. Soapy, floral hoppy, mild dark fruity, sweet toasty malty aroma. Dark fruity, a touch tangy, soapy, floral flavor.
Drake (7840) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce can from Beer Run. Pours a clear dark orange-ish brown color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Malty aroma with notes of brown sugar, dates and piney hops. The taste is piney, tropical hops with spices, earthy and malty notes. Medium bodied.
GT2 (7716) - Carlsbad, California, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz retro can at Rock N Roll Hotel on H St NE. Pours a clear crystal malt heavy reddish amber topped by a weak beige head. Sugary strawberry aroma. Taste is spicy vegetal and earthy onion atop sticky/sugary strawberry, bitter chocolate, older hop character. Specialty malt overload with odd vegetal character. Feels overall like a sticky sweet DIPA.
DocLock (7421) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Capone’s. Pours dark brown with off-white head. Nose is vienna malty, piney hoppy. Tastes of vienna malt, hopcitrus, resiny piney notes, mild nuts, and some caramel. Well hidden alcohol in this.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can: pours a transparent deep copper amber with a stringy-lacing off-white head. Has a lightly sweet toasty caramel malty nose with notes of rye and fresh resiny citrus hoppy nose. Starts with decent fullness and doughy toasted rye with dry herbal hoppy bitterness before a slightly astringent grapefruity finish. A pretty unique brew, but could use a little more sweetness.
Dogbrick (7107) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours a reddish-brown color with a medium beige head that recedes steadily. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of toffee, dark fruit and hops. Medium body with flavors of dark malt, figs/dates, hops and a bit of yeast. The finish is fruity with a resinous hops aftertaste. Pretty good all around.
jtclockwork (6914) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours reddish amber with wwhite head. Nose/taste of berry, spicy hops, peppermint, light cocoa and sweet malt. Medium body.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours a clear but deeply dark brown with a medium sized tanned beige head. Nice hop aromas up front, earthy malt and toast, caramel and sweet malt. Medium bodied, sweet and warm. Spicy malt, a bit of dark fruit. Smooth and fairly well balanced. Lingering spiciness, dark malt.