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 (1782) - 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 (6722) - Newark, New Jersey, 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 (6063) - Manhattan, 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.
TURDFERGUSON (4010) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Garnet with a white head. Vegetal, dark fruits, brown sugar, lots of sweetness. sweet cream finish, ugh.
jtclockwork (10443) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at MaxxDaddy’s tasting. Pours dark amber brown. Nose/taste of toffee, cherry wood, bready malt, caramel and orange peel. Medium body.
italarican (1520) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at the NY Meet the TURD tasting; thanks yobdoog! Pours a dark amber with creamy beige head. Aroma is fairly one-dimensional of butterscotch. Boozy with lots of butterscotch. Cloying and syrupy. Apparently Imperial Amber = barley wine to induce diabetes.
vtafro (4504) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown pour with red tint. Earthy and grassy hop tones and malty sweetness. Barleywine?
alex4r (82) - - APR 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a brown muddy color. Very sweet nose, malty almost to a fault. The hoppiness does come through. A sweet stickiness on the palate. Overall, just too sweet for me, although it is an interesting brew and I am glad I was able to try it.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of drabmuh. Served in a SAVOR wine glass.
Pours a semi-dark red color with a nice off-white head. Some spottylacing on the way down. The nose carries some nice pine hops with a bit of fruitiness and bread in the background. The flavor adds in some lights caramel. Good bitterness and a bit too much malt body. Much better than 110k batch 3, though I prefer Tocobaga.