Pailhead (4820) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of chocolate, caramel, and faint toasted nuttiness. It pours a transparent reddish-brown with a three finger khaki head that had good retention and leaves behind a good amount of clumpy lacing mixed with some soapy webbing. The flavor starts with chocolate/tootsie roll, light caramel, and faint fruit. The finish has some light toasted nuttiness with some faint floral and piny hops. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation and a soft mouthfeel. Overall, nothing offensive, but nothing exciting either.
Brentv (354) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Ashley’s. Clear mahogany pour with thin off-white head. Aroma is citrus. Taste is citrus and pine, bitterness like a pale ale, not sweet and pretty plain. Medium thin mouthfeel.
kevinator (932) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tried this at Ashley’s on tap. I’m not sure if it is available any where else. Decent piney hop aroma with strong sweet malts. Copper and amber color with a medium white fizzy head. Average weight with crisp finish and good carbonation. This hovers around the imperial IPA category with a stronger malty presence. Some grainy notes as well. Balanced and not overly bitter. Alcohol was well hidden.