GT (9918) - Oceanside, 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.
deyholla (9811) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can shared by Steve at the 2011 Kuhnhenn Winter Solstice. Pours a clear deep amber with a plum hue and a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a pine hope note with backing dark fruits and a bit of toffee. Flavor has an interesting combination of dark fruit and earthy pone hop with a bit of backing dark fruit and spice.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz can, canned on 10/26/11. A clear dark ruby color, and good dense khaki colored head. Great smooth texture, and light carbonation. Great lace. Kick-ass can art. Awesome fruit aroma, mixed with earthy hops. Lasts through the aftertaste, a bit. Delicious, sweet sort of wine-like taste. A fantastic beer that I hope I’ll see again some day.
j12601 (9526) - 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.
DocLock (9494) - 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.
slowrunner77 (9392) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"No idea what "style" I was partaking in while drinking this, but I dug it. Floral and hoppy, but that’s just one part of what was going on. Ample malt As well...caramel, nutty and fruity with a good dose of dates and a bittersweet finish. Nicely done."
BVery (9260) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Deep amber pour with an absolutely monster frothy foamy cream-tan head. Takes forever for the head to recede. Nose is pine hops and bread. Palate is a little thin. Taste is bread, a bit of nut, and some pine hops late. Tasty brew, wish it had a bit more body.
arminjewell (9232) - East Lansing, Michigan, 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.
phaleslu (9019) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. can from michael-pollack- thanks agian, Pollack! Pours a clear, deep ruby-mahogany color with a three finger-thick off-white head that leaves a lot of lace in the glass. Aroma of toasted brown sugar, sweet bread, raisins, dates, plums, and rum-like booze. Flavor of figs, plums, dates, rum bread, earth, and wood. More booze than in the nose, and more fruity to the nose’s sugary sweetness. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a juicy, rich mouthfeel. Interesting beer.
DuffMan (9016) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can, shared with my wife. Beautiful deep copper orange with a thick golden head that leaves sheets of sticky lace. Aroma is very enticing: breadcrusts, earthy toffee, light chocolate, light pine. Delicious flavours of breadcrusts, sponge toffee, sticky dates, light citrus and pine, moderately bitter finish.