brokensail (12479) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark amber color with a finger of off-white head. Bread and toasted malt aromas along with lots of dark fruit and banana. A nice raisin sweetness and some hints of spice. The flavor has a lot of toffee, bread, and caramel to go with the banana and raisin. The spice notes on the palate are a bit more pronounced than on the nose, mostly nutmeg and clove. Nice full body on this.
bhensonb (12134) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Bine & Vine. Pours clear copper with a foamy off-white head. Smell is clean and rather floral. Caramel backbone. Full bodied. Flavor is yeast/spice, banana ester, caramel, kandi, and some medium dark fruit. This is a very clean and pleasing drink. Heat may be present, but itís not getting in the way of anything. Sort of like adding to the yeast/spice. The finish is nearly dry. This stuff is way too drinkable.
jcwattsrugger (11359) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle-shared by jtclockwork-disappearing offwhite-copper. A-med/dk fruit, med malt-licorice, spice. T-roasty med malt-cocoa/licorice, spice, med/dk fruit.
jtclockwork (10429) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours reddish amber with off white head. Nose/taste of caramel, plum, prune, fruit cake, spice and dark fruit with some toffee malt. Mostly fruit cake on the taste. Sticky sweet finish with some spicy/fruit cake. Medium body.
GT2 (9241) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 3, 2013
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Tap at the brewery tasting room. Pours a low haze deep orange with weak foam. Nose is heavy DMS/vegetal, something like Chinese orange chicken with broccoli, perhaps more beefy like Chinese take out orange beef. Taste is cloying to the max. Undrinkable. Way too much sugar.
Dogbrick (9156) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Aces & Ales Winter Beer Fest on 01/16/2015. Pours a clear dark copper color with a medium off-white head that dissipates steadily to an outer ring. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark fruit, yeast and malt. Medium to full-bodied with flavors of raising, caramel malt, and earthy yeast. The finish is sweet with a fruity yeast aftertaste. Decent overall.
Ibrew2or3 (7362) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber pours with a crystal clear copper body that has thin gold edges and supports a nice looking tan head of foam. The aroma offers up sweet malts, booze, plums, dates, Belgian candi sugar, a touch of spics and then a slight bacon meat smokiness. The taste begins smooth and sweet with sweet malts, plums, dates and candi sugar mixed with a subtle bacon like smokiness. To midway this picks up additional notes of booze and some modest cloves to coriander spiciness. Nice quad that is young and a bit rough around the edges. A little cellar time might pull it together and round off the rough parts.
bb (7305) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Caramel and yeast aroma with light toffee. Caramel and toffee flavor with yeast. Medium plus bodied. Toffee and caramel linger with yeast and light spice.
after4ever (6549) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22. Pours a crystal clear slightly rubied medium amber. No head or lace. Sticky sweet nose, lots of palm sugar and unfermented sugars. Sticky thick body, with all the sugars knocking around again. Mild sweet finish.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Botle:   Uh oh, may not be able to finish this one, and Iíve been poured only half the bottle.   Sweet, very bready, cloying, with a slight sweet vegetable tinge.   A bit odd.   Not really dark pitted fruit, caramel, or toffee.   Despite being cloying, body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Sweet finish, very sweet.   Has a thick spiciness to it thatís not bright, but heavy.   Otherwise extremely bready and sweet.   A bit difficult, but I finished my glass.   A whole bottle would be tough tho.