JStax (2601) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a refrigerated bottle into a red wine glass. Pours a dark, hazy amber color, maybe even brown. The head is dense with a beige cast to it. The aroma is heavily columbus hops with the resinous, grassy notes coming through. Some alcohol is evident. Some sweet grapefruit notes come through as well. Taste is herbally bitter with a leafy, earthy note coming through. The dryness comes through especially well in the finish. This is a pretty tasty beer.
Earlier Rating: 6/26/2012 Total Score: 3.6
Poured on draft. Dark, ruddy, rusty brown color with a lightly beige head of foam. Aroma is bready, milk chocolatey, coffee sweetness with a semi herbal hop profile. Taste is initially sweet like a Rolo, but then gives way to an earthy herbal bitterness in the finish.
USA_MasterHop (14) - Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a brown top. Aroma is balanced; sweet caramel and herbal with a touch of citrus. sweet maltiness flavour and nice hopiness. Good beer
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Been wondering about this one.
Pours more brown than black ;) some tan foam sticks around and etching lace remains for a bit. Nice ruby hue around the fringe. Assertive, west coast on PNW resiny hop profile up front in the nose. There are hints of brown sugar in the nose, but mostly dank ass hops. Bitter with a good solid medicinal character on the flavor. There is a certain amount of vinyl in this one for me - really odd. The molasses seems to have been quite well fermented into sharp alcohol. There is also a bitter metallic flavor. The mouthfeel is full and highly cabonated with an excessively dry finish. I’m not impressed with this one.
Serving type: bottle
merc7186 (1737) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Brown/Amber Hue, Passes Mild Light, Off White Head, Great Lacing
S: Floral, Brown Sugar, Malty, Bready
T: Floral, Malty, Bready, Mild Maple
M: Great Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Bitter, Dry
Overall, this beer comes off like a solid pale, IPA...as opposed to a brown ale. Solid but will burn you out somewhat.
Hopswagger (188) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
P: Beautiful pour. Dark murky wake of brown swamp water with a multitude of floaters. Dense frothy khaki head that jiggles like pudding. Great retention and intricate lacing.
S: Sweet syrup, molasses, brown sugar, maple, toasted toffee and caramel, spicy hops, clove, trash bag funk. Dark fruits, timid smoke, traces of smoldered wood chips. Spices are tingling my nose.
T/M: Huge taste of ground spices cooked in molasses to the point of burning. Burnt toffee, grains and wood gives off the signature Stone smoked presence. Earthy and spiced hops deliver a rustic flare. Dark fruits soaked in spiced rum and brown sugar. Busquity yeast and hidden funkiness in the background. Syrupy body with a gentle massage of bubbly carbonation. Finishes dry and earthy. Touches of oxidation.
O: I was worried that this would be bad from the reviews I read since it was old but I was really impressed. I loved the rugged flavors and spice profile against the sugary sweetness. This could be a meal in a glass. The hop profile was nice and complimenting and not overly bitter. I wish I could have tried this fresh.
atlrizzob (134) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy brown with some red tones and a thick foam.. Odor smells of molasses with slight hop. Upon sipping this brew my mouth began an engagement with a metamorphosis of serious hops, molasses, and a bit of caramel. Damn good.
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rather dry and older hops. Bottle held for me in a basement. Maybe better absolutely fresh. Quaffable.
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium amber pour with an off-white head. The aroma is full of pine and toffee with some strong wintergreen notes. The flavor is similar. I get a lot of toffee, resinous pine and medium bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
joergen (19644) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Papsø.
Clear orange coloured with a huge off-white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, bread and dried fruits with notes of hops.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits, licorice and oak with notes of hops.
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A hazy dark amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of hops, citrus fruits, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of hops, malt, citrus fruits, and caramel, leading to a dry finish.
Borup (5082) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Papsoe.
Hazy muddy brown colour with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, fruit, spice, roasted caramel and smokey notes.