Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottleworks in Santa Rosa. Red colored pour with small head. Caramel malt on the nose with little else. Flavor was toffee, touch of chocolate and some darker fruits with a touch of hops. Decent beer.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 14, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz Bottle from BevMo Carmel Mountain. poured an amber/red color with small off white head. Aroma was dark caramel malt and some toffee notes. The bitterness was on the light side with more of a hop flavor. Finish was sweet with caramel malts playing a big part.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 7, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In the bomber bottle from HyVee CB. Pours a ruby-dark purple amber with a thin to nearly no head that might be of white. I’m not getting very much aroma here, perhaps a slight caramel maltiness. The flavor is quite palatable: mild hops with a bit of chocolate. Good malty fruitiness with some plums and raisins. Nothing is big about this beer, but it is good and holds up to scrutiny.
Ughsmash (7506) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 3, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bomber. Poured clear reddish-orange with a tremendous cap of sticky beige head. The aroma picked up sweeter, dusty toasted caramel notes with what came across as a cardboardey infection.. didn’t do a whole lot for me. The flavor had toasty caramel again at the core with a touch of sour darker fruits.. lemony acidity and dry, tacky cardboard on the back-end.. ugly finish. Thick and invading carbonation on the palate leading to a poor flow.. this was not good.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - MAY 9, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bevmo. Malt profile offers a caramel & roast profile, hops flavors come through and help with the finish. Overall this is not striking a chord but it’s certainly drinkable.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2008
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
22oz bottle. Amber/copper color. Tan fizzy head. Smells acidic. Not much going for it. Lacks malts. Dry hopped?? I hope this was a bad bottle...Diacetyl. Hope yours is better...
dwyerpg (5430) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 16, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A malty aroma. Looks nice. Flavor is pretty good, not too heavy or light and a pretty good balance of hops and malts. Tasty.
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2008
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
22 oz bomber-trade w/snojerk321. Clear amber color w/a slight head. Not much of an aroma, some hops. Strong hop bite on the front end, too strong really. No real sweetness, bitterness, or malt to balance it out. Found it to be too one dementional. Not one of my favorites.
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - APR 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22-ounce bottle from AliBaba’s. A very good beer indeed: Half inch creamy head in the bottle. Rich cream and nuts throughout. Slight bitterness initially, fading gradually. No sweetness to speak of. Viscous and satisfying. A pleasant surprise for me as I was expecting a little less. Thanks Frog.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear dark red, fine beige head, drippy lace,
Aroma: sweet dark caramel malt aroma with lots of earthy hops,
Flavor: rich malt flavor, touch of dark caramel sweetness, lots of earthyness, lasting bitter finish,
Overall: hint of frog,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20