bhensonb (13510) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bottleworks. Pours rather amber with a small beige head. Aroma is light malty with something floral. Med body. Has a noticeable rye character. Hop is earthy and floral. This is really solid flavor. Like this one.
Ratman197 (12550) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness and a hint of fruittiness with a smooth dry moderatly bitter lingering fruity finish.
bu11zeye (12517) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of “the Boss” blutt59) Pours a clear amber body with a moderate cream head. Aroma of caramel, grass, mustiness, and white grape skins. Flavor of caramel, grass, florals, and toasted grain with a dry, somewhat bitter finish.
mcberko (11870) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Bridgeport, pours a dark clear copper with a small white head. Aroma is full of dry bready malt with a little caramel. Flavour is really metallic and off-flavoured, with some skunky vegetal notes. Dry, but fairly vile flavoured. Not too good.
Pinball (11788) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear dark nutty brown, smooth offwhite head.
flowery aroma, sweet dried fruits. lots of malts.
flavor is sweet malty, flowery, dry , wood.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: February 16, 2012
Source: Taco Mac, Windward
Appearance: opaque dark amber, creamy beige head
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, light caramel candy, touch of floral hops
Flavor: rich caramel flavor, touch of candy sweetness, bready, balancing hops with light citrus, even bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
daknole (10785) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish pour. Sweet malty aroma, with some nice hops, crackers, light fruit. Flavor is hoppy, sweet, crackers. Not bad.
crossovert (10659) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A triple hopped beer, where have I seen that before?
It pours a clear amber/red with a frothy white head that dissipates with a bit of lacing.
The smell is very sweet in the aroma. Very basic actually, not much hops at all. It has a little bit of candied orange and vanilla icing, not what i was expecting.
The flavor is sweet and tangy with a medium bitterness. It is mostly malt-driven and the malts just are super flat, they do nothing to compliment the hops. The hops are mainly citrusy but also a bit tangy. There is a hint of vegetal bitterness in the finish.
I had a NN last night and can’t help but compare the two, this one pales.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 02-20-2011 21:02:59
Ferris (10512) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft - Aromatic hops and some caramel in the background. Amber hue with medium persistent head. Sweetness from the malts upfront easing into a hoppy bitterness. I think the bitterness is a bit over the top for the style.
adnielsen (10360) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2011
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle @ home. Dark orange-red appearance with a tan head. Quite sweet caramel malty that smells like a dessert topped in whipped cream with a very light hoppy aroma. Caramel and rye malty, quite sweet, somewhat organic hoppy flavor. Actually a pretty weird beer for an American Strong Ale and such a low hoppiness. Not balanced all that well.