Ratman197 (10820) - 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.
BeerandBlues2 (10606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours clear tawny with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is herbal, citrus, and spicy hops, fruity esters, biscuit and caramel malt. Flavor is medium malt, moderate bitterness and hops, fruity esters, earthy hops and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.
jtclockwork (10428) - , 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.
daknole (10111) - 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.
adnielsen (10028) - 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 (9999) - 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 (9241) - San Diego County, 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.
Dogbrick (9156) - 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.
mcberko (8670) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. can, pours a dark amber brown with a small beige head. Aroma of hops upfront, some bready malts, hints of caramel and dark fruits, and a bit of grapefruit. Flavour is a mellow blend of sweet caramel malts, citrus hops and grapefruit, with some subtle spicy notes thrown in there - the flavour dies on the palate very quickly leaving little aftertaste. Nice subtle flavours, but for 8.5%, this lacks a deep flavour profile. Mildly enjoyable.
arminjewell (8462) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour out of 12 oz can is dark reddish with thin but lasting slightly off white head, aroma has notes of dark fruit, caramel, burnt sugars, toffee, hints of grape, touch of alcohol but not bad. Taste is a slight alcohol burn, hints of dark fruit with the dates slightly, hints of burnt caramel, slight earth and toffee notes, touch of slight grassy notes, finishing fairly bitter but dry also.