boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (thanks to Beerlando for this one)... Poured deep red with an off-white head. Quite sweet and worty. A slightly oxidized character but was in the threshold of quite enjoyable. I like oxidization a little bit so it didnít bother me there. Tobacco, tropical fruits, sweet tea tones, floral hops, and the alcohol was well masked for itís strength.
TheEpeeist (3537) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
25.4 oz bottle. Deep purple brown with splattered beige foam. Nose is dates, bubblegum and bananas Foster with hints of marmalade. Almost full body with fine carb providing a zing as it tails off. Taste is toffee, cherry vanilla, grapefruit and unripe peach. Not as sweet as it smells with hops adding just enough bitter citrus peel.
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by zinister at August Houston RB Tasting. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Nose is of roast malt, cola and cigar tobacco. Taste is of chocolate and malt. Mouthfeel is medium and mouth-coating with alcohol noticeable. Pretty good.
Nickls (1973) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, CK. Murky reddish muddy brown with a medium tan head. Grapefruity and resinous hops with a lot of raisins and maltiness in the aroma. Very resiny in the taste, pine, and lacquer. Medium, very sticky body. Warming and pretty tasty, but a bit much after a while.
brokensail (13202) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: The beer pours a dark amber color with a light haze and a finger of soapy, off-white head.
S: Very, very malty and sweet. Lots of caramel and toffee with a strong milk chocolate note to it as well. Thereís just a hint of vanilla along with some mild citrus and pine hop notes.
T: The flavor is quite similar to the aroma. Intensely malty and sweet with tons of caramel and toffee. A light toasted bread note along with milk chocolate and faint citrus (tangerine) hop flavors. Almost no bitterness to speak of.
M: Medium to full bodied with a medium level of carbonation.
O: Tasted good, but a small pour was more than enough for me.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to kiefdog. poured amber with a nice white head that laced the glass. aroma and flavor were heavy caramel malt, slight citrus, with a few hops shining through. body was heavy with soft carbonation.
j12601 (7859) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this during the 2011 Shenandoah Throwdown. Lightly astringent hops, big malt. Big toast, more hop astringency. Malt, burnt toast. Rather a meh beer.
bleeng (1579) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by zinister at the August 2011 tasting. Dark brown and a bit clear. Nose is malty, a bit chocolate, caramel. Taste is the same with a rich, full body. Lots of chocolate. Alcohol is hidden very well. I like this style when pulled off deliciously like this one.
djd07 (6034) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to zinister at the August tasting. Pours a dark amber with small off white head that leaves sticky lacing. The aroma is roasted malt An raisin. Medium mouthfeel with a rich malt with chocolate and light roasty finish. Alchol hidden nicely, a very good American strong ale from Cigar City.
argo0 (12111) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shenandoah Throwdown. 75cl bottle, thanks GT2. Medium beige head, hazy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, grapefruit, some medicinal. Medium-full body, some stickiness.