cmonster (985) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Pours dark amber with a short head. Aroma of pine, spruce, orange, and sweet malt. Sweet caramel malt flavor, then the big, lasting hop bite. Medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation, and a sticky, resiny, bitter finish.
bb (6860) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Mahogony beerwith a cream head. Rich sweet malt aroma with backing hops. Grapefruti and sweet malt flavor with caramel. Medium bodied. Grapefruti and pine lingers with sweet malt and caramel.
jredmond (5673) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at pony. Pours a deep amber body with thin white lacing. Aroma is nothing. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of sweet fruity malts, hops and spice. Same in flavor. Ehhh.
bhensonb (11534) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours dark ruddy copper with a 3+ finger creamy near-beige head. Warm, roasty, hoppy aroma. Full bodied. Tastes like a red with a lot of floral and citrus hop. Fun little hit of light pitted fruit in the end. Extremely tasty.
Jow (2271) - New York, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Stagshead. Pouts clear amber with thin head. Nose is floral and sweet. Tastes of oranges, grapefruit, woody, caramel, malt with some hops bitterness.
baraciisch (2032) - California, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark orange brown in color, aroma of caramel malts, vanilla... Flavor is caramel, hints of oak... Finish has mild earthy hop bitterness... Pretty unremarkable though, expected more from 21st A, not terribly complex
sonnycheeba (3788) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours mostly clear, dark brown with average, creamy off-white head; decent retention and spare lacing. Aroma is bread and toast malts, figs, dates, citrus hops, caramel, and light spice. Flavor is sweet malts forward with some dark fruit esters quickly followed by great, earthy hops (medium bitterness) leading to a dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (10145) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy light tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malt, fragrant floral, citrus and pine hops with fruity esters. Flavor is medium hops and bitterness, supporting malt and fruity esters with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
argo0 (11666) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 1, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Crystal clear dark amber body, large off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some pine, light alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some alcohol, caramel. Medium body, light resin, stickiness.
craftycarl21 (2254) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Churchkey. Beautiful dark ruby pour, smallish frothy head with good lacing. Nose holds big lemon and tea hop character, spruce resin, sweet blood orange and touches of pink grapefruit- very nice, complex hoppy nose. Flavor holds huge orange, floral, and woody tea component, the perfect amount of malt balance. Can definitely feel the heat, but it’s welcome. Damn damn damn good.