MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
red-amber, thin small bubbled ring. Nose is lightly dusty, aged with hints similar to millennium and 50th anniversary, little green and oxidized without the complexity due to malt loss. Flavor equally odd, lightly metallic and acetic with old toast and plastic hints.
GT2 (9001) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL c&c thanks to MrChopin. The pour is a clear amber, reddish, with a medium tan head. Weak retention. Nose is super rich cinnamon, mace, lemon bitters, spiced tea with odd complexities like oolong and black tea. Taste is tart with lactic cherry, berry medley, fruity lychee and rambutan. Quite a bright beer despite it’s appearance and style listing.
BeerandBlues2 (10393) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by MrChopin. Pours clear tawny with a small, fizzy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is berries, fruity esters, oak, light caramel malt, biscuit malt, lightly oxidized and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant, berries, oak, light hops and bitterness, and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lightly sweet and slightly oxidized nose with a touch of almond and vanilla. Taste is rather sweet, lightly bitter lots of cola and dark fruit, touch of berry.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle courtesy of MrChopin: pours a slightly cloudy dark mahogany with a stringy-lacing off-white head. Has a lightly sweet toasted caramel maltiness with some oxidation and light fruits. Starts with pretty good fullness and light caramel sweetness with some slight cork flavors and tart fruits before a drier sweet-tart finish.
sonnycheeba (3981) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with thin, fizzy white head; short retention and no lacing. Aroma is red wine, cookie and caramel malt, floral hops, pears, and figs. Flavor is balanced malt and fruit esters with faint hops; red wine undertones throughout with a dry finish. Light body, medium carbonation, and medium warmth.
deyholla (7374) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by some kind soul at the 2010 RBSG Grand Tasting. Poured a cloudy yellow brown with a yellow brown head. Aroma had a decent amount of pine and citrus hops with some melon, strawberry and apple notes coming out. Flavor was similar with apple and melon with the hops building towards the finish, really enjoyed this one.
Drake (9618) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a clear dark amber color with a medium head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma of big citrusy hops, strawberries and other fruity notes. The taste is tart fruity notes, cherries, berries, citrus hops. Medium bodied. Nice.
jcwattsrugger (11311) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle-pours a tan head and amber color. Aroma is sweet grain/medium malt. Taste is sweet grain/medium malt, wine. Finishes semi-dry. Thanks Todd for sharing.
boamr (309) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to MrBendo. Pours a dark amber color with a nice white head. Has a woody, vanilla smell. Has a malty, vanilla, woody, and I think a little cherry in the taste. Very nicely done