rumproasts (4130) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. brown with one finger head. caramel and chocolate malt. light swetness. mild hops in the finish.
EvanFriend (417) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruit and hay are the main notes I get, and a caramel and toast aftertaste. This is a very good beer.
maxwelldeux (4164) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear reddish brown color with a moderate tan head on there. Nose is grassy with a little bit of caramel coming through. Taste has some toasting as well as caramel to it, and just a little bit of fruit for me. Nice drink, actually.
kevinsenn (1465) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Jane’s Beer Store, Mountain View, CA. Gorgeous malty fruity aroma, with some pepper. Sweet malt taste with fruity notes, moving to bitter finish, going back to sweetness in the finish.
Zymurgeist2 (1280) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber to english pint glass. Aroma of heavy caramel and biscuit mallt, with a moderate low amount of floral and perfume hops. Beautiful clear garnet red with a very light-tan head that lingers and leaves slight patterns on the glass. Flavor is rich malt with moderate perfume hops. Sweetness lingers on the tongue. Hops become more pronounced in the flavor as it warmed.
Pliny_SR (37) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Gourmet Haus Staudt on 1/29/15. Pours a deep red, brown in color with 1 finger of head and nice lacing. Aroma is strongly hop-driven dank and resinous with notes of pineapple and citrus and some subtle malty sweetness. Medium body. Palate is dank, floral and robust hop bitterness with some sweetness from the malt backbone. A nicely balanced beer.
BucannonXC5 (1082) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Lagunitas mason jar
From: Costco in Santee (San Diego), Calif.
Purchased: Jan. 11, 2015
Consumed: Jan. 29, 2015
Misc.: Bottled on Dec. 22, 2014
Poured a reddish, brown, mahogany hazy color with five fingers of khaki-tan, frothy head. Excellent spiderweb, layered, lacing on the sides of the glass all the way down. Great retention on the top. (Sight - 4.75)
Smelled a pleasant mix of hops up front and malts late. Got floral hops, light grass hops, Citra hops, sweet chocolate, caramel, toffee, chocolate milk, hints of roasty nuts and raspberries (wishing?). (Smell - 4.25)
Taste wasn’t as good as the nose, but still decent. Got floral hops, bitter grassy hops, chocolate, chocolate milk, caramel, toffee, roasty malts, toast, nuts and faint vanilla. (Taste - 3.75)
Medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Bitter, abrupt finish. (Feel - 3.75)
This was pretty good for the style. One of the best looking beers I’ve seen in a long time. (Overall - 3.88)
3.93 88 B+
beertholomeus (1179) - California, USA - JAN 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep amber red color with an off white head. Malt, caramel, toffee, hop and fruit aroma. Malt, toffee, cherry, floral, caramel, biscuit, hop and slight chocolate flavors. Medium body and carbonation. Caramel, toffee and fruit finish.
Ionlyrate5s (103) - New York, USA - JAN 29, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Really nice sweet malt aroma with a fantastic hop aroma. This brewery make top notches beers all around. The finish is perfect with a malt backbone and hop dryness. Excellent.
luttonm (3266) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in Seattle. Deep cherry red and brown. Rich complex sharp aroma. Tasty red beer, sharp grain. Hoppy counterbalance. Bitter cream body. Nice.