MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cork gives a large pop, then pours red-copper with a nice beige head. Vinous nose with a lot of sugary grape and apple, also some cinnamon. Flavor is a buzz-kill though, a thorough mess of spice and light fruit sweetness, heavily contrasted. Strong carbonation. Probably my least favorite Bullfrog bottle thus far.
BMan1113VR (7820) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours with a large bone colored head over a muddy amber body. Aroma is butter, cinnamon, pastries, alcohol and apple pie. Really nice. Taste is a bit sour with some green apple, and caramel. Doesn’t live up to the aroma. Fizzy.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, thanks to ericandersnavy, amber colored pour with good foam, candied apple aroma with cotton candy, spice and baked apple flavors
JAXSON (526) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Huge explosion on popping the cork. Pours a really pretty blood-orange amber with a large, fluffy head. Can’t get much more attractive. Really interesting and surprising nose -- oranges, Asian spices, lemons, limes. Heavily carbonation is the first impression, and a little young wheat character. Unfolds into a really nice medley with bananas, cinnamon, cloves, some toasted pumpernickel bread, and orange zest. Refreshing and lively. A distinct apple flavor emerges as it warms. This is awesome and I’m probably underrating it because I don’t want to appear as a total Bullfrog homer. This should age amazingly well in my opinion.
vtafro (2810) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Capones. Amber brown pour.Aroma is amazingly complex and fits the flavor excellently but couldn’t fut my finger on the makeup of this beer besides the citrus and sugary notes. Best new beer of the night on tap.
kramer (4858) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, at brewpub. Pours a clear copper tinged amber body with a one finger frothy beige head that fell to a thin ring. Slightly grainy earthy malt dominates the nose with a lighter accent of farmhouse funk. A little bit of horseblanket and mushroom soil. The flavor is more funky than the nose though, it has an over-ripe mushroom note that doominates the farmhouse character. Some light yeast and dark malts. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, a little heavy for the style in my experience, with a slightly clingy finish. Overall this was decent, without any real flaws, but it just doesn’t do it for me.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Capones. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Citric, candy, fruit punch and something that reminds me of a juice box. Apricot dry with a light spice note. Great beer.
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
6th rating, tap at Capones, didn’t know what to expect from this and I liked it. Pours rich brown with a 1 finger tan head. Nose is sweet and nondescript. Taste is woah, lots of berry, fruit, some spice and nice funk. Tasty, nice!
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a medium to deeper amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of fruit rinds, earthy, spices, yeastiness, and some breadiness. Tastes of fruitiness, some funkiness, yeast, earthy, and caramel. Some funk present that was enjoyable. Lacing left on the glass.
adrian910ss (2317) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at the brewpub. Pours a hazy orange amber caramel with a med white head. Aroma of funk, earthiness, zesty lime and grains. Taste of honey, funk, zesty lime, grains and light fruit. Has an earthy ground feel to it.