HonkeyBra (2485) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at GABF. Dark red pour with tan head. Aroma is sweet, sticky, caramel and bitter. Flavor is strong anfd bitter, hoppy, tasty. Pretty good.
Reid (1603) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - OCT 2, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was awesome, served from tap a Ventis basement bar.
115 ibus..but though the bitterness is ob vious then copious malt bill equals it.
for $4 a pint this is fantastic stuff indeed.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasting at GABF. Red dark, not transparent. thin beige head. HUGE sweet hop aroma. Full feel with bitter finish Lot like red rocket... not as good though
bu11zeye (11113) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Pours a deep amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma of grapefruit, toasted grain, chocolate, biscuit, and caramel. Flavor of hops (citrus, floral, earth), caramel, and roasted malt.
OldGrowth (2108) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pint @ Tyler’s Apex. Good aroma, sweet. Hoppy, pine, little fruity, I’m getting cherry, caramel / toffee kind of malt. Dark orangy brown color, good head and lace. Sweet, bitter flavor. Medium body, smooth creamy mouthfeel, bitter dry finish. Good brew, Looked great, thought it was at it’s best at it coldest point, aroma and flavor muddled as it warmed.
beerguy101 (5206) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled during RBSG 7/11/2009 on tap at the brewery. This American Strong Ale pours a dark reddish color from the tap. Small to medium sized beige foamy head. The aroma is malty with some piney hops. A medium bodied American Strong Ale. The malts are caramel and sweet. The hops are piney and grapefruity. Nice balance. Good carbonation. Nice Amped up version of Red Rocket. Lots of malts, lots of hops. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter
joeneugs (2149) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 17, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours brown with a dense, light brown head. Aroma is thick with caramel, toffee, and citrusy hops. Also a faint hint of chocolatey roastedness. The flavor is heavy of caramel and toffee with various fruits: sweet, dark, citrusy, you name it. It ends bitter, but not as much as you would think. Surprisingly medium bodied as well. Really nice beer that seems to stradle a few different styles, taking the best of all of them.
Lubiere (8248) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep ruby brown ale with a thin moka head. In aroma, nice rosewater and nutty malt, light c-hops. In mouth, an intense oily hoppy ale, warming alcohol, flavours are blending nicely, grapefruit notes, rich and onctuous. Wow! On tap at brewpub, August 16 2009.
badlizard (5162) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a fizzy tan head. Caramel and a big hoppy nose. Big caramel brown sugar citrus bitterness and a dry finish and alcoholic burn.
AgentSteve (1613) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep cloudy brown with a finger thick tan head. Nose is mostly caramel and chocolate malts with a touch of pine hops. Smooth mouthfeel.