brokensail (12277) - 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. There’s 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 (7350) - 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 (1560) - 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 (5022) - 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 (11888) - 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.
GT2 (9132) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL from Grassroots Market in Jax, FL. The pour is a clear, tea amber/red with a large, billowing tan head that leaves webby tan lace. Nose is cheesy hops and small cocoa. Taste is very sticky sweet with cocoa, strawberry, and even some grain alcohol in the finish. Not a fan.
SudsMcDuff (6506) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
CCB! .. Pours a deep tan ruby, decent foam head, sticky lacing .. . caramel, cheap bagged fruit, expensive soil, and estranged toffee .. . a bit muddled and lacking direction but pretty good .. . Please do not offer my god a peanut.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours a deep brown with tan head. Aroma of strong malt, dark fruit, earth, burnt toast. Flavor is much the same and very sweet with an earthy bitter at the end. Mouthfeel is heavy body and low carbonation. It is what it is.
darkguardian (726) - Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose is caramal malt with a nice citrusy hop underpinning. Pour is a murky dark amber, almost red. Lightly bitter on the back end with alot of biscuity malt and caramel up front. This is really well balanced and very enjoyable.