jgb9348 (5092) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice slightly hazy bronze and copper coloured body with a very nice ruby and orange tint with a thinnish tan head - pretty nice looking. Aroma of malt, caramel, toffee, nuts, earth, hints of metal and a decent amount of alcohol tucked inside. Medium-bodied; Assertive earthy and metallic malty flavours at first with a deep toffee and caramelised sugar flavour and some harsh bitterness near the end with earth coming out most. Aftertaste has the slightest hint of spices, but this is all about the caramelised sugars and the earthy malt with hints of peat and the smallest amount of hop bitterness thrown in. Overall, a decent beer - good for the wintertime, but not stellar by any means. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from New Beer Distributors in New York, New York on 13-July-2013 for US$2.00 sampled at home in Washington on 25-July-2013.
Drake (10501) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run. Pours a clear reddish copper color with a thin tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of caramel malts, some toast and a spicy finish. The taste is spice, apples, toasted malts, caramel. Medium bodied.
Nekronos (3742) - Xalapa, MEXICO - APR 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Was not bad. Veyr nice and spicy in aroma. NOt hot but vey rich in extra ingredientss at least. INTeresting one.
Brewdork (228) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours deep copper with a small tan head. Aroma toffee with skunky notes. Flavor has a bit of nutmeg up front, but it’s quickly clobbered by an unpleasant wave of resiny bitterness. Aftertaste is worse... and long-lasting to boot. There aren’t a lot of beers I don’t enjoy on some level. this is one.
czar (5678) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle from VT, thanks. pours clear copper orange with a nice light beige head, decent retention and lacing. good dose of caramel and toffee, relatively dry, oranges, spices - good belgium spiciness imitation btw, few garbagy notes, very boozy, pepper, yeast. soft carbonation, light to medium body, medium hopping - grassy-piney kind of harsh finish, maybe some astringent tea. DP.
Palidor19 (3074) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Has an unnatural flavor of grain with a nutty like taste. The hops are bitter that lingers after a few sips. It looks good but everything else is subpar
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nick76 (4314) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
The aroma is toasted and spicy with pine hops. The appearance is deep amber with a foamy head. The taste is bitter and strange. The palate is typical for a seasonal. Overall a dud.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours a dark copper color with a decent off white head. The nose is bready with a little spice and sweetness. The flavor has light fruity notes with a mix of spices, nuts, and wood followed by a rather abrupt bitterness. It finishes off dry. Decent but a little herky jerky.
DocLock (8527) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours clear cherry wood color with tan head. Nose is vienna malt, some butyric acid, and brown sugar. Tastes of caramel malt, cinnamon, brown sugar, and some definite butyrides. This one is OK, not something great or even good. A rare miss from Cisco after the great draft lineup at Capone’s.
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Capone's. Amber pour with a small sized off white head. Caramel, malty, with some spices.