corby112 (2704) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark chestnut brown color that’s completely opaque with a 1.5 finger frothy beige head that very slowly settles into a lasting ring. Soapy lacing left behind.
Earthy hop aroma with a balance of grassy pine, citrus and tropical fruit notes. This is countered by a sweet malt presence with subtle booze. Hints of caramel, dark fruit and toffee. Smells like a subtle American barleywine.
Medium bodied with some crisp carbonation and a balance of dry, earthy hops and sweet malt notes. Not as hoppy as the nose suggests with dominant malt sweetness. There’s some dry, earthy bitterness but it becomes slightly muted by the strong malt presence. Resinous with an earthy/soily quality. Lots of sweetness from the malt profile with hints of toffee, dark fruit, cocoa and caramel. There’s also a lot of boozy sweetness with a decent amount of heat. Hops are muted so it tastes more like a boozy barleywine. Kind of underwhelming.
zgaier (1751) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an amber brown with an off white head and sweet aroma of fruits and alcohol. Taste is complex, sweet and toasty, of dried fruits, raisons, caramel, alcohol and malt with a lingering finish. A nice sipper, that takes characteristics of a barleywine.
jjgmd (1821) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep mahogany color. Nose is caramel, malt and sweet. Taste is malty, with a good amount of fruity sweetness, especially figs and raisins. Finish ends with a sweet fruity finish. Nice sipping ASA ! Quaff Score 7 / 10
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Very malty thick and creamy. Caramel. Don't like it. I like ambers but I guess not imperial ambers.
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yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich heavy pour. Aroma is sweet, lots of caramel malts ans fruit syrup sweetness and a light hop aspect. Flavor is very similar. Light citrus hops with loots of sweetness and some alcohol. Some raisin and caramel on the finish.
PhillyCraft (4528) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle with Pat, Matt, and some other chill heads. Pours murky purple brown color. Aromas of plum, grapes, roasty mollasses, candy sugar, pine. Hoppy amber notes up front followed by a sticky, grape filled, belgian ale. Some faint wood, maybe cedar?
patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2012 Bottle with Vinny, Matt Capone, and others. Pours hazy amber with a tan, fuzzy ring of lacy head. Aroma of raisins, cherry, biscuity malts, maple syrup, and slight dry wood. Tastes like a raisiny, cherry bourbon. Slightly sour and boozy in the finish. Decent beer, but could benefit from some restraint.
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mikem409 (1913) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. pour is amber and no head very flat. had no carbination which was a bummer. very malty sweet with nice hop
blipp (7342) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the TURD tasting. Pours amber brown with a beige head. Sweet and toasty malty aroma with floral hops. The flavor has toffee and caramel sweetness, toasted malts, and floral hops. Average.
jredmond (6659) - New York, New York, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Max’s for the turd tasting. Pours an amber body with small head. This beer seems a bit unbalanced and all over. Notes of grass, flowers, dark fruits, honey, wood and hops. Still not a bad beer but could benefit from a bit of refining.