brokensail (9852) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper colored pour with an off-white head. A sweet caramel and toasted malt aroma up front. Some subtle floral and spicy hops, a light yeast note, and some mild fruit esters. Not bad, but not terribly good. The flavor is a bit bland. Some bread, toast, and a hint of toffee. Light hop flavor and minimal bitterness. A bit of water, maybe a touch of metal, and light fruit esters on the finish.
annunz123 (800) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had high hopes for this one, as itís a collaboration from two breweries I really like. Once I tried it, I just got the feeling they tried to do too much. The aroma is decent, with wood, smoke, roast, and nuts. The flavor starts with wood (which--letís face it--doesnít really taste that great), and brings in nuts and roast before finishing with peppery spice, coffee bitterness, a funky tartness, and alcohol. Individually those are fine, but together? Not so good. OK, but not worth seeking out.
high_on_hops (532) - Burlingame, California, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours a deep brown with a thin tan head. It has a light aroma of malt, smoke, and caramel with the same profile in the flavor. It has a sweet aftertaste and a smooth mouthfeel.
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ben4321 (3473) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: Bottle shared w/ jcos, and dbarnold, 10/21/12
Aroma: The nose is malty, with caramel, a little oak, some wood, nuts, and a roast
Appearance: The pour is a brownish-dark amber color with a beige head
Flavor: Tastes similar to the nose, on the malty side, minimal bitterness, and a touch metalic on the finish
Palate: The body is light-medium, it has a soft feel/carbonation to it, and a malty, mildly metallic finish
Overall, this one wasnít a favorite for me. I did feel like there were good components to it, and I am generally a fan of Boulevard beers (collaborations included) and Pretty Thingsí beers, but this one just felt a bit underwhelming as I was drinking it.
dbarnold (1125) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent, but Iím not a huge fan of the style. Flat and sort of sweet, with an oakiness and palate that didnít really work for me. Itís big and sweet, which is definitely the idea but the palate just didnít balance out to something I liked.
jcos (1414) - Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location/Date:Bottle on October 21st, 2012 shared with Ben and Dave.
Appearance: Pours a dark brown.
Aroma: Aroma of light nutty malt, some bread.
Taste: Caramel, faint bitterness, nut malt, faint oak
Palate:Light body, low fizz.
Summary: I enjoyed this beer. The style is not on the top of my lists, but I found this enjoyable.
radarsock (780) - Vermont, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Was one of the guest brews at the tasting at Learyís. Pours a dark orange, smells and tastes of wheat bread, yeast, citrus, booze and some spice. Maybe a little hop bitterness by swallow. I was expecting so much more.
Ratman197 (8869) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear dark brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of toffee, toasted malt, carmel, oak and light coffee. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry lightly tart finish. Flavors of toffee, oak, cocoa, toasted malt and earthiness with a crisp dry lightly tart lingering toffee finish.
beersearcher (2268) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
During GABF weekend. Pours a really murky brown. Kind of sugary and plenty malty but it works. A weird mťlange of tastes that opens up as it warms. I enjoyed it more with each sip.
jandd1983 (2050) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It poured a dark brown color with a small off-white head. The aroma was semi sweet, some chocolate, a little sour, wood, caramel and coffee. The taste was moderately sweet, with chocolate, caramel, light sour, cherry and coffee. Quite nice.