argo0 (11535) - 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.
bhensonb (11095) - 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.
Tmoney99 (10676) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Poured dark redddish brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate earthy & sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium dark sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations were met.
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A reddish amber ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a caramel rye malt with floral hops, resinous, nice. In mouth, a nice caramel with resinous floral hops, vinous notes, alcohol warmth. On tap at Snallygaster DC, Oct. 13 2012.
BeerandBlues2 (9701) - 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.
GT2 (8440) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 27, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap at Vienna WF. Pours clear amber. Medium off white foam. Weaker retention. Big lace. Nose is medicinal cherry, tea leaves. Taste is sticky sweet, very medicinal, some white alcohol and mixed drink sweet tea vodka. Boozy. Palate moderately papery, dry. Some really salty and intense black olive and brine up front in the taste. Bracing bitterness.
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bb (6858) - 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.
DrSilverworm (6416) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Snifter on tap at Bakersfield for $8. Clear darker red color, good foamy off white head, good lace. Spicy hops, good malt profile, some chocolate, little jammy darker fruit. Smooth lighter carbonation, bigger body, more dry. Good bitter taste, little sweet. Good but not worth the cost
jredmond (5341) - 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.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4918) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on draft at D’s Monroeville this beer poured a red-amber color with a large fluffy tan head that left good lacing. The aroma had a strong boozy bite wtih candied dark fruits and caramel following. The flavor was bitter and rough with a strong boozy presence and intense candied fruits, caramel, fig and more booze following that up. Long boozy caramel and candied fruit finish. Moderately full bodied. Ok.