hopscotch (10612) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft… Clear, dark, burnt-orange ale with a small, fizzy, off-white head. The nose furnishes some very nice notes of milk chocolate, fudge and toasted nuts, fringed by a hint of leather. Medium to full-bodied with Key West carbonation. The flavor is malty and chocolaty with a hint of caramel. Balanced nicely by an adequate hop bill. Malty, nutty finish. Just a simple, malty, chocolaty beer. Well done.
Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color is of prune juice, opaque and maroon. Aroma is dry red wine. Taste is buttery, brown sugar, plums and grape skins. Large taste of mineral water. The water flavor really stands out. Palate is a little thin.
OmegaX (1372) - Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another nice one from 7venth Sun. Aromas consisted of prunes, brown sugar, brazil nuts, tannins, and chocolate. Body is dark brown with a big tan head. Flavors follow suit with tons of brown sugar, nutty flavors, some roast, chocolate, and leathery qualities. Very interesting and nice.
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A big thanks to Brett for making sure I got to try this one. The body has a murky, brown hue to it with a thick tan head. Aromas are earthy and sweet; some nice toffee and graham crackers are there with a hint of yeast. The mouth feel is thin and tastes just like brown sugar and yeast with light spices in the background. Nice!
burg326 (5369) - Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft, poured a copper color, aromas of toffee, earth, and some nuts. Flavors are the same as the aroma, nice beer overall, didn’t taste as boozy as the abv suggests.
jcwattsrugger (12187) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours copper with a light tan head. Aroma is medium malt, yeast. Taste is medium malt-toffee, some earthy, yeast.
jcartamdg (3094) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep dark brown. Aroma is slightly muted. Slight chocolate and sweet malt in the taste. Smooth and easy to drink. I'm not a big fan of browns but this is a nice beer, I can definitely appreciate this for what it is.
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gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at 7venth Sun. Pours hazy brown. Nutty, Roasty, earthy, estery in the nose. Same in the flavor with some sweet cocoa and fruitiness.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at 7venth Sun. Pours a deep ruby to brown. No retention or lace. Chocolate, estery nose. Taste is banana bread, sweat, PB&J, some husky malt and peanut shells. Very strange. Not sure how, but the hazelnut version of this was absolutely 100x better. Still, I’m thinking wrong yeast strain or wrong fermentation temperature that makes their "Belgian" attempts to be super estery like a hefeweizen.
Travlr (21438) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the source. Clear maroon, bright white edge head. Aroma of toasted chocolate and caramel. Taste is dilute coffee and cocoa. Decent.