jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012-08-18. Golden amber body, headless. Aroma is mild, muted hops and caramel malt, lightly floral, light notes of oxidation. 7+ Similar flavour, modest hops and caramel malt, light bitterness. Past its prime I think but not bad considering. Bottle, Campground Brewdown 2012 shared by yobdoog
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this at the Campground Brewdown courtesy of Trevor. Pours amber with a touch of haze under a thin white head. Sweet plums and oxidization, caramel. Very sweet, candy and malt. Toast and toffee. Caramel, toffee, too sweet.
decaturstevo (4624) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma of dark brown sugar. Brown sugar, a resiny bitter, and sweet rock candy flavor. Medium/full bodied but a tad fizzy.
dbarnold (1125) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bells says this was a dipa and as one it wasn’t great. Thick and sweet and not nearly as hoppy as I would have liked.
Boutip (4442) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Poured a dark golden veering on copper color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and some lacing. Aroma of weird cereal notes with a big rush of sugar and some off balanced hops. Taste is a weird mix of everything that was left to brew around the brew house that day including half caramelized malt with weird unrefined cereal notes with a dry hoppy finish. Body is quite full with medium carbonation and no apparent alcohol. This one is a bit messy in a similar fashion that batch 10,000 was messy.
jcwattsrugger (10935) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle-shared by decaturstevo-pours copper with a light tan head. Aroma is sweet medium malt-toffee, medium/dark fruit-plum/raisin, orange/resin. Taste is medium malt-toffee, medium/dark fruit-plum/raisin, orange/resin lingering hop bite.
GuinnessHong (147) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark orange, pumpkin color. Medium head - dissipates rather quickly. Light carbonation. Fruity (tangerine?) aroma. Fruity, bitter, taste & aftertaste. Flavor easily identifiable as Bell’s product - one of my favorite brewers! Very tasty.
dmschefke (566) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Old notes. I must have been a little too disappointed with this one, because after the rating numbers, it literally read "Hodge podge is the description and hodge podge it tastes." I think it was a great effort, but mediocre execution.
Peacehammer (588) - California, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a dark crimson with just a little head. Malty sweet, biscuity aroma. Really nice strong malt flavor, little To no hops. No hint of the 8.5%
yngwie (12562) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 12oz. A clear one, golden in color and topped by an off-white head. The aroma is alcoholic and malty, quite sweetish, and with some beef stock. Alcohol, malty sweetness, beef stock, some nuttyness and a decent hoppyness in the flavor. Full bodied and almost sticky on the palate. Sweet finish with dried fruits. Not a favorite of mine this one, but certainly a fine brew anyway. 110826