jbeatty (1038) - New York, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Review from backlog, bottle tasted 08/12/2012. Pours reddish brown, light tan head. Aroma of sweet caramel malts, burnt sugar, mild pine hoppiness. Taste is sweet, vanilla caramel, toffee, prune, resinous piney hop character, verging on the slightly sour. Medium body. This was a bit off- weak as an IPA, not nice even as a barleywine, a bit of a confusing hybrid.
DaTimBennett (111) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. CCB did it again! i love the 110k series. Has a great amount of alcohol and some sweetness to it. Iím looking forward to batch 6
bytemesis (3303) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - thanks! Pours clear reddish amber with a large creamy puffy beige head that dissipates slowly leaving sticky lacing on the glass. Aroma is very malty - caramel, toffee, pine resin. Flavor about the same, medium sweet, medium bitter. Most of the hop character has faded into "bitter", but the beer remains quite interesting as an American strong or a barleywine. There is some zestiness to the bitter, which I am guessing is curacao. Not bad. Full bodied and creamy in the mouth.
Dogbrick (8237) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer pours a cloudy dark orange color with a medium creamy khaki head that recedes steadily to a compact film. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, yeast and malt. Full-bodied with flavors of resiny hops, toffee, doughy malt and citrus. The finish is sweet with a citrus and piney hops aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
Plovmand (6514) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle provided by Hopscotch. Thanks man! Pours hazy deep golden with a medium off white head. The aroma is sweet fruity with notes of spices, orange marmalade and hops. The flavor is highly malty with sweet fruity hoppy notes. Oranges and marmalade. Dry spicy and fruity finish. Nice but bit cloying as the beer warms up.
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aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thats Adam for the trade, I loved this beer. After returning home from RBWG2013, it was a nice last bottle in the fridge to wait out the winter. Crisp and warm in the taste, beautiful in the pour and texture.
adnielsen (9247) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ Gregís house via trade with markwise. Thanks Mark! Pours a hazy, red orange appearance with a light brown head. Orange citrusy, dull juicy citrus fruity, a bit bready, bitter herbal hoppy aroma. Quite strong, huge sweet bready malty, thick zesty orange fruity, kind of stale flavor with a fair amount of booze and sweetness on the finish.
GT2 (8507) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL thanks to bMerrill. Pours a full haze deep red, yellow head. Okay lacing. Nose is cheesy, nutty, stale, sugary, orange marmalade. Taste is sugary, papery, dry, sticky. Sticky sweet dipa that is stale and sugar forward. Shocking!
Leighton (11299) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at CBC First Birthday, London - many thanks to Paul! Pours mostly clear, rich gold with a sturdy, white foam head. Nose holds a lot of malts, some caramel, some ripe fruits. Big sweet flavor, super sugary, lots of toffee and caramel, very mild leafy hops, honey. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Big sweet finish, quite warming, some caramel, bread, honey. Very mellow pine, plenty of sugar. Itís a hugely sweet beer.
MadIndian (2410) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gift from SJ. Nice floral aroma and pine , resin , caramel and toast flavor.
A really good blend, but a bit thin on body for me.