douglas88 (5140) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Mike. Pours a mostly clear dark amber color with a medium beige head. A sweet nose of caramel, rich fruit. The flavor is very fresh hops, floral, big caramel. Very good.
ekoerper (572) - Iowa, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty and toasty aroma, caramel, biscuit, some fruity hops. Pours red, tan head with average retention. Flavor leans towards the malt, caramel and toast, bread crust, touch of sweetness, medium bitterness. Medium body and carbonation. Nice brew.
MikeJslc (630) - USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber-red, clear, beige head. Toasty, grainy malt with a touch of caramel, resiny piney malt, a crisp bitterness in finish. Well made.
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cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle from Total Wine (Park Place) - Pours a clear mohogany color with a one finger thick light tan head. Light lacing. Aroma is sweet floral hops. Flavor is floral hops and lighty sweetened toasted malt. The finish is fairly smooth with some lingering hops. Medium body. A very nice beer.
djroehler (272) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Deep clear red, mocha head that lasts a little bit, malt, caramel, coffee, honey on the nose, big malts up front, roasted peanuts, fruity yeast, figs, medium carbonation. Smooth and creamy throughout, the alcohol comes out near the finish. Awesome beer.
BeerFunGuy (410) - California, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer has a strong caramel aroma. It is a beautiful amber color with brown undertones. It has a very malty taste at first and finishes somewhat bitter. A good sipping beer overall.
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jtclockwork (6224) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours reddish amber with tan off white head. Nose and taste of maple, birch sap, caramel malt, resin and pine. Some earthy and grassy notes and a nutty maltiness. Finishes dryish pine/resin.
dwm1034 (544) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber split with sherm1016....thanks! Pours a dark red with thin white head...minimal lacing. Hoppy hose with bitter-ish initial taste...very good. Smooth / hoppy taste with smooth mouth...hoppiness is ’in check’ ...this is one tasty beer. The 8.5% makes it a "no more driving" kind of beer, but worth it...tasty.
sherm1016 (995) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle, purchased at Sonoma Cellars Delavan, spilt with dwm1034. Pours a dark, reddish brown color with an off white head. Aroma is hoppy, grapefruit, a little toasty. Medium on the palate with soft, creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, bready, nutty, toasty, some bitter hops, citrus, with a light bitter finish. Very tasty.
LtDan (1718) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a dark, hazy amber with a tight nit layer of tan cream that remains throughout the session.
Aroma: Fruit flavored hard candy, humongous pine, grapefruit and dank.
Taste: Huge grapefruit and pine, toasty and brown sugar like malt, some fruit sweetness, finishes bitter with a quick tart punch that lasts well after the sip. Very west coast IPA like. A little alcohol is noticeable, this is a very fresh bottle too.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, juicy, average carbonation.
Overall: Big, hoppy, malty and fresh. Don’t dare age this.