stevencon (506) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear deep amber mahogany no head. Aroma toasted malt and lots of hops. Taste is similar light red fruit character. Good easy to drink.
jbruner (2852) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Tim and Rachel! Pours a hazy reddish brown with thin khaki head that dissipates to leave light lacing. Aroma of caramel, toffee, scotchy malts, and piney hops. Taste follows, slightly bitter with a hint if sweetness. Pretty damn good.
Daytonbeer (688) - Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark blood red with tan head and nice lacing. Aroma of sweet Carmel malts with floral hops. Taste is the same with citrus hops and alcohol. Nice bold flavor.
GranvilleTim (1767) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mohogany pour with a light brown head. Aroma is fruity hops and toasted malt. Taste is fruity hops, toasty malt, some sweetness in the finish. Tasty beer, very yummy. Nice lacing.
TheEpeeist (3491) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Clear crimson brown with clingy beige foam. Nose is red candies and pine with hints of strawberry-banana. Creamy medium body with buzzy carb. Taste is caramel, pine and chocolate covered cherries. Simple but well crafted and actually quite appropriately themed. This has been on my radar for ages. Glad they finally bottled it.
jsquire (3691) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear garnet color out of the bottle with a thin tan head. Sweet malty nose with nice fruity notes. Big caramel sweetness with burnt buttered toast, apple fruitiness and nice hop resin in the finish. Very tasty beer.
tcane7 (1669) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours deep brown with thick khaki head and lacing. Notes of caramel, lightly roasted malts, pine, brown sugar.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from bytemesis - thanks, Mike! Dark copper pour with a lustrous, silky head. Heady malts and tealike notes in the nose made me think initially of Winter Yulesmith. Slightly muted in this case, but that’s not a bad comparison the further you get into the beer. It could stand a bit more brightness, but there’s depth and plenty of dry, herbal notes to complement the sweetness.
Kroney (198) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark cherry color pour. Sweet caramel malt aroma, with just enough hop presence. Sweet caramel, candied fruit flavor, with a nice balanced finish. Very drinkable. Great beer.
ZMDR1975 (8) - Laurel, Maryland, USA - FEB 26, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
very Caramel flavor, light beer, good start of my beer tasting party 2013!!!