saxo (13455) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ The Ginger Man, NYC. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, nuts, malt and hops. Slightly watery.
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz can. Large off-white head atop clear dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, roast, some caramel, faint spicy. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some chocolate, light nut, earthy/spicy. Watery light body, low carbonation, easy drinking.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: November 19, 2012
Source: Taco Mac, Kennesaw
Appearance: clear dark brown, creamy tan head
Aroma: sweet malty aroma, caramel sweetness, light earthyness
Flavor: rich caramel flavor, dry chocolate, touch of candy caramel sweetness, light bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
bhensonb (10340) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours clear dark brown with a large creamy beige head. Aroma hints of cola. Med body. Flavor is hinting at nutty brown, but I think dark caramel cola is a better description. Finishes with a light suggestion of chocolate. Tasty.
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Tap @ Black Bottle Fort Collins. Pours a clear dark reddish brown appearance with a moderate brown head and decent head retention. Spicy butterscotch, cardamom, mild chocolate, strange aroma. Tangy fruity, corny, watery, bland yet obnoxious flavor.
Drake (7926) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Beer Run. Pours a clear dark rust color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of earthy notes, stone fruits and floral notes. The taste is berries and pale crackery malts. Medium bodied. Interesting.
GT2 (7852) - Carlsbad, California, USA - OCT 19, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Meridian Pint. Pours clear, deep maroon. Medium gray
head. Wispy lace. Nose is diacetyl. Taste is small butter, cherries,
diacetyl, mild blue corn chip. Not so great.
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2013 Can. Dark cola brown body with a tall-building tan head. Malt-forward nose of toasted cereals, cocoa / chocolate with mild touches of noble hops (spice, citrus and flower petals). Medium body, medium-low sweetness, medium bitterness, high acid. VERY dirty fermentation with a lot of solvent and perhaps isovaleric acid (rubber, butter, metal flakes, gravel, etc.). There’s a burnt tire / warm engine compartment smell that I pick up after my first sip, which apparently wasn’t there before I took a drink and re-calibrated my palate. I have to say the nose showed some promise, it was straightforward, malty, had some decent dark fruit esters to play with the chocolate and toasted grains... but god this is a DIRTY beer: acidic, metallic and sour. Unfit for consumption.
DocLock (7481) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Craft. Pours chestnut, hazy, with tan head. Nose is corn flakey malt, mild nuts. Tastes fairly dense on the palate, with an overall corn flakey dry flavor with finishing nuts and grain. I call this Celebrator the Younger.
bb (6691) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Copper/bronze beer with a nice cream head. light mineral aroma. Mineral and light caramel flavor with light earthiness. Medium bodied. Refreshing. Mineral and light caramel lingers with light earth.