Sledutah (6181) - Utah, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle thanks to Timbo
Pours clear dark golden with a medium sized off-white head and some lacing. Aroma of malty, caramel and ripe fruit. Tastes of caramel, sweet malt, woody and pine resin
A nice beer, close to a barleywine but lighter. No noted alcohols, smooth.
tfratzke (74) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of caramel, butterscotch. Reminds me of a barley wine. Beautiful copper orange color. White head fades fast. A little syrupy in a good way. Taste is bitter piney resinous caramel. A nice sipper.
drsordr (1664) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vertical tasting provided by alexsdad06, 8000, 9000, 10000, and goes to 11. Bottle pour copper. Nose some grassy and resin hop. Faint malt. Taste grassy hop up front. Fairly thick mouth. Sweet mid malt. Some spicy hop late. Actually the only one in the series that we drank the whole bottle.
gschrade (869) - Collinsville, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours dark amber with a off white head. Taste pine, fruity, citrus. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
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pushkinwow (2292) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Capones. Dark amber with an off white head. Reminds me of an old ale but slightly mellower with a red/amber tinge - lots of malts, old resin hops, boozy, some pit fruit and cherries lend an odd base to this, mild carbonation and moderate+ body, fruit, quite a bit on the finish that warms you up at the end. Interesting. And a last thought - pineapple of all things!
Chudwick (2498) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle (why not 11oz?), packaged 9/13/12 (Rating number 1500 for me) - pours cloudy, deep amber with ivory head and capricious lacing. Nose is pine and grapefruit. Sip adds citrus fruit (sweet, tart, sour...), booze and yum. Chewy. Quite bitter to say the least. This will be the last beer I drink until my allergies clear up (yay Ohio River valley). Thank you DrSilverworm for the gifts and allowing me to reach 1500 without having to go to the store.
fitwitchik (426) - Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle dated 9/12/13 into a snifter a golden amber with a thick cream head which dissipated into a nice creamy lace on the glass.
Aroma is very tropical pineapple?
Flavor is sweet malty delicious. Thinking dark cherry citrus. Malt is well balanced with the hoppy finish.
As this brew warms it became even more flavorful. Happy to have held back a bottle. Definitely still a winner.
merc7186 (2653) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Dark Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Decent Lacing
S: Molasses, Sweet Bready Malts, Citrus
T: Cherries, Pineapple, Sweet Bready Malts, Piney
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Drying
Overall, pretty solid for the style and you dont get the booziness at all with a beer of 11% ABV, that pretty impressive on its own.
zathrus13 (1739) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours amber/red, with a small, white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, and alcohol. Flavor is malt, alcohol, fruit, sugar, and hops. Medium body.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2014 Bottle: Deep amber with some red-ish tones mixed in; creamy, off-white head retains itself nicely and leaves a little bit of lacing along the glass. Aroma is largely fruity; orange, pineapple, and sweet grapefruit flesh, coupled with a large dose of hops. Pines, weeds, and a bit of a resinous finish. Taste is unabashed hoppage up front; pine tree, tangerine, grapefruit, melons, hop oils, and a touch of pineapple. Very good balance of bitterness. Malt is understated, given the size of the beer and the style, but there’s still a big, underlying sweetness, lightly toasty and bordering on caramel but never really getting there. Good balance of bitterness throughout. Pretty awesome beer, all around.