kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich amber color. Lasting off white head. Malty and maple nose. Flavor is bitter, sweet, molasses and maple but the hop bitterness dominates. Moithfeel has a good bite and texture. Decent lacing on the glass. Nice punchy finish.
jmad (72) - - MAY 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I poured a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
The beer is is orange-red with a thick foamy off white head that hugged the glass. It smells like a fruitcake, sweet and fruity with a hint of caramel the most dominant aroma of fruit is peach, I couldn’t single out the rest. The taste is sweet then bitter with flavors toasted malt, bread, lemon and pine. This is a thick, full-bodied beer with soft carbonation and a dry finish. I’m glad I picked this one up, it’s very well rounded and I’ll have no problem finishing the 6-pack.
llcooldave (1161) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clean "New Car" aroma that’s very appealing in a strange way. Pours a clear reddish copper color in the glass. Flavor is a really nice balance of straight up bitter hops and malty goodness. It actually acquires maple and citrus notes as it warms in the glass. Overall its more reminiscent of an ESB... delicious and awesome.
smith4498 (3234) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from a trade with cbkschubert. Pours clear copper color with off white head. Aromas of toasted malts, caramel and some alcohol. Sweet caramel flavor with some piney hops, lightly toasted malts and some soapiness. Medium body with average carbonation. Thanks Craig.
RobertDale (4197) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 24, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a reddish amber with a nice biege head. Aroma of malt, caramel and hops. Taste is malt sweetness with some hop bitterness. Pretty good.
RedSox2004 (1426) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear reddish amber with a nice creamy head, good retention and lace. Bread dough, toast and caramel aromas lead the malt-rich aroma profile, accompanied by a leafy, grassy hops presence. Taste starts out with sweet caramel that fades quickly and is overtaken by the dough and toast. Hops are more grapefruit and pine than leaves and grass. Medium to full body, nice carbonation, warming but not overpowering alcohol, and a thick creamy mouthfeel. Very pleasant.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear light red pour with a sticky, off-white head. Lacking aroma to have the words "triple-hopped" on the bottle. Pine hops and bready malt - flavor is fruity with a slight bitterness and extremely dry.
SudsMcDuff (6763) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
quite an alarming smell- like cold brandy .. great foam, pretty damn good lacing also .. . dark murky tan .. . nicely balanced, a bit from both sides .. . pretty good actually, a touch boozy but pretty drinkable .. .
I caught my wife in bed with my best friend.
Yeah, bit HIM too!
Fratto (2835) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from blutt59. Light red pour with a red head. Aroma is really nutty, toffee, and a little soap. Taste is sour fruit, bread, bitter hops, a little alcohol, and hops.
kev1001 (67) - Montana, USA - APR 14, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours amber. Not a whole lot of aroma. Some bitter hops come through. Taste is hoppy and dry. The dryness reminds me of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale which I would rather be drinking. The dryness definitely comes through towards the end. So-so beer.