jcartamdg (2051) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at ccb. Pours a golden red with a thick white head. Aroma of hops, citrus and pine big malt profile as well. Taste is sweet, hop bitterness does not put a dent in the sweetness. Drinks syrupy, like cough syrup. Not my favorite offering
crajun (990) - , Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle via trade with smith4498 (I think; this one sat for 1.5 years). Nice big aroma of sweetness - malt, dark fruits, slight alcohol, molasses, and caramel. pour is cloudy hazy mahogany. med. thickness on palate - niiice. Taste is lotta goodness - aroma plus hops with slight alcohol at end; impressive to put all this together! great beer!
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a clear ruby body with a small cream head. Aroma of wood, vanilla, cocoa, and caramel. Flavor of wood, caramel, cocoa, citrus, pine, and grass.
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance : Slightly hazy amber with small foamy head.
Aroma : Big sweet malt with big resinous hops. Rich peachy fruits.
Taste : Big sweet caramel with piny resinous hops. Juicy hops.
Overall : Interesting but too sweet. Hard to drink more than a few ounces of this. Nice flavors but overdone.
blutt59 (6028) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottled from ericandersnavy,reddish pour with good body, fruitcake, chocolate and caramel notes almost mead like, nice beer
nuplastikk (4671) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Snifter at Cigar City. Chunky opaque brown-black with a nice beige head. Mild carbonation, big specialty malt tones. Almost rugged, candy sugar tones. Deep sugar soaked rim, wood, cherry notes. Not really mind blowing, tastes like a strong Belgian Red or Brown. Lacks much subtlety, way too sugar forward. Still a nice beer at heart, pleasant enough to mellow out and sip at. Has some English Barleywine and Old Ale traits. Vanilla wood.
gorditoabd (624) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from nearby liquor store in Coral Gables. Pours murky ruby-amber, with sweet fruity aromas spilling off the nearly foamless pour right from the start. Amazingly rich smells of blueberry rolling off this thing, it’s almost more like a fruit juice than a beer, at least by the nose. Taste is initially quite bitter, too much, almost like a cranberry juice, and there is a medicinal edge that enters in on the late palate once the ABV makes itself known. Some off band-aid flavors as well. Very odd beer. Lots of burn in it, so the 10% is not only not disguised, it almost seems like it’s an undershot. Seems to mellow and even out a bit as it warms. I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt on taste, but for palate and overall, this is a bit of mess, especially based on how promisingly it started with the smell.
thirdeye11 (5620) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(750ml bottle thanks to Erica) clear caramel, ring of soapy white bubbles. Nose of caramel, honey, faded hops, creamy, funky. taste of caramel, strawberry, blueberry, cream, smooth around the edges.
Reynolds314 (2385) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 15, 2012
2.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Maybe Im being unfair to this one because it is a bit old but I would give it the benefit of the doubt if it wasnt terrible, but it is terrible. Ok the aroma takes me back to my summer job in college when I was a maintenance guy for my town elementary school. I would have to take out the garbage which if youve ever been in a public school cafeteria is 100% a mixture of milk, italian dressing, and pizza crust. Walk out to the dumpster in early june on an unusually hot day and open the lid and you get that putrid smell that can only be described as "garbage sweet" A nasty fermented festering conglomeration of spoiled milk and garbage boiling in a parking lot dumpster. That is what this beer actually smelled like. Surprisingly i tasted it still and it didnt taste THAT bad with a nice spicy hoppiness and a rich malt bill but the finish was still garbage. Not good.
Ernesto987 (3874) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 10, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smells like a bathroom, garbage. Way way too sweet. Boozy and shitty. Gross