Cliff (355) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from tjthresh. Poured a hazy amber/copper in my snifter. Aromas of both strong hops and strong sugars. I thought my nose felt sticky after smelling it due to the sugars. Nice hop flavor, but it is totally overpowered b the sweet malts. This is not very balanced. Nice mouthfeel, better than I expected because of all of the sugars. Sweet finish with a little hop bite.
BeerandBlues2 (12198) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 14, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12-oz. bottle from tjthresh. Pours a hazy mahagony with a small amount of tan bubbles floating on the surface for a short duration, leaving only faint hints that head ever existed. Aroma is sweet malt (caramel, straw, meal) and heavy nuttiness. Moderately bitter and acidic caramel malt, light molasses, nutty flavor, some hint of alcohol and hops, dry and burning near the end. Medium and warm bodied, dry palate.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
22 oz bomber. Caramel hoppy aroma. Molasses caramel notes. Malty caramel character flavor. Sweet. Finish is malty.Medium bodied. No hop character. Ok beer.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber. Amber color with a smallish head. Aroma is pretty barleywine-ish, with caramel, tangerine, sweet grains and just a mellow hoppiness. Some wet cardboard taste but the sweet sugar covers up some of it.
hopdog (11680) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with BBB63 (thanks!). Poured a deep oragish/amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aroams of strong caramel, toffee, some dark fruits, and a little earthy. Tastes of caramel, cherries, and citrus. Medium alcohol in the finish.
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to hopdog for this...
Appears a hazy caramel color with a mild tan head. Scattered lacing is left behind.
Smell is of caramel, toffee, mild cherries, and fresh, sugary dough.
Taste is of caramel, dough, mild oak, and spices.
Mouthfeel...still slightly hot with lots of sugary malt. ABV is evident in this one.
omhper (23728) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2006
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Hazy ruby. Fruity crystal malt aroma. Sweet with clean, chewy mouthfeel. Somewhat sticky and very salty, unusually fruity. Medium bitterness. Not entirely succesful.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 10, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy reddish-orange with smaller white head that fades quick. Fruity aroma with some light caramel and a little wood. Lots of caramel in the flavor with a nice light fruitiness and a hint of citrus. Moderately hoppy finish. Alcohol sneeks in at the end.
sprinkle (114) - Arcadia, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty clear deep copper in color with light head and quickly fading lace. Sweet malts and slight hops on the nose with a hint of carmel. Rich upfront but then a weird metallic taste with a dry hoppy finish then gets a little grainy.
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Argo and Kathy’s ’05 Holiday Gathering. Dark, clear copper with an off-white head. Aroma is a mix hops and toasted malts. Has a young, green hop flavor with notes of toffee/kilned malts, sherry and a strong alcohol presence. Pretty sweet. Medium bodied with a smooth texture and subtle carbonation. Overall, not bad but it needs work.