KyotoLefty (9127) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Piny, grassy nose, caramel, chocolate. Pretty reddish-brown color, nice foamy had that goes to lace quickly. FLavor is mineral, resin, chocolate, caramel. Full body. Nice balance, very bitter finish. Nice drinking beer.
maekchu (3400) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Thanks to KL. Tropical fruity nose, full maltiness, citrus, pine, Light reddish/brown, and yes, a bit bloody. Balanced from the start, good resiny hoppiness emerges, pleasant lightly malty finish. Thin-medium body, tingly hops on tongue. Tastes more IPA-ish than amber. Very nice.
nuplastikk (5749) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber. Deep burgundy brown-black body. Big, fluffy, steady, beige head. Respectable deep classic NW hop tones, some pine, grapefruit. Heavy deep specialty malts, more chocolate and roast than most examples, but the amber malt still shines through as well. Pretty optimum Amber, really well done.
ilovedarkbeer (2702) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep mahogany color. Taste is licorice, pine, brown sugar, and Styrofoam. Nice beer for sure.
obguthr (5587) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pencil shavings, dried leaves, caramel, pine needle, grapefruit aroma, fairly strong, but a little stale. Clear ruby brown, medium tan head, good retention and glass adherence. Grapefruit, dried leaves, cherries, subtle hints of caramel. Medium body, easy carbonation.
Tstamba (723) - Maryland, USA - FEB 28, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber to a pint. Blood orange color with ample off white head and lacing. Caramel, biscuit, floral and tropical notes. Taste follows. This beer was born in 2014, may be a little past its prime?
VastActiv (5603) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Ginger Man, New York. Originally rated 20160212. Colour is clear reddish copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Caramel, dryness, fruits and malts.
jackl (7016) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg @ Busters. Slightly hazy reddish pour with a small head. Nose is balanced citrus fruits and malt character. Toasted town bread and carMel. Grapefruit and cantaloupe spread. Flavor is similar. Sweet with a lightly hot bitter finish. Chewy and substantial. A bit boozy. Solid.
tfontana (665) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 24, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Mohawk Bend in shaker pint glass. Appearance is cloudy, orange-red dark brown (like a cloudy dark cider), with 1-2 finger width fluffy off-white head with nice lacing. Aroma is piney, citrus, floral hop dominant over caramel and toasted malt. Taste is piney over floral hops over caramel malt backbone with late cherry/fruit burst. Palate is light bodied with thin texture, soft carbonation, nice pleasant piney bitter finish. Overall, I got more pine than floral (which is fine by me). Different look and hop/malt balance.
BVery (9514) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Busters. Just a really well put together beer. Not mind blowing on any particular dimension except balance, which is a work of art here. Dense murky dark amber pour with a dense clingy head. Caramel and floral hop nose. Full palate. Taste is mild spice, a nice little floral hop bite, and some caramel and grain sweetness. Yummy stuff.