zach8270 (3047) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(growler) Sampled at launch at Beers of the World in Henrietta, NY. Cloudy copper pour with a nice and creamy looking tan head. Piney and hoppy aroma with a lot of good citrus and some light caramel and toasted notes. Nice and citrusy at the start of the taste with a mild and subdued hop taste. The oatmeal from the Loopy really tones down the hoppiness of the Claw Fist. Blends really well and definitely doesn’t taste like 10%. Really tasty.
pinkzambia (1363) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Murky brown with light brown head and sticky lacing. Sugary, hop aroma, malty, nutty notes as well. Sweet and powerful!
IndianaRed (2051) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours a murky dark amber big caramel sweet hoppy aroma. Bitter and woody with lots of toasted caramel sweetness. A bit more like a bash wine
ChainGangGuy (4233) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle - $4.99 at Bullock’s Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours an opaque, rust-toned body with a ill-formed, short-lived, just off-white head. No real lace accumulation.
Smell: Sweet-scented, well-toasted, bready, and simply crackling with cooked brown sugar. Wafting, stinging alcohol all the while. Hoppy, poppy notes of pine, pithy citrus peels, and shredded mint leaf.
Taste: Toasted bread, toasted nuts, and big, sweet gulp of brown sugar linking to a seer of alcohol. Bold crystal malt quality. It’s plenty sweet and sugary, but, there’s alot of resiny bitterness, hot alcohol, citric orange pinches to balance it out. Even a sliver of mint. Moderate bitterness. Sugary, spicy, bitter, and a bit boozy on the bitter, heated finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: It’ll do.
bobschaefer (8) - Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The malt flavor is definitely the star of this beer with hops as a Subtle add on. The flavor starts with a malt/bread aroma and ends with a lingering hop flavor
bth122 (1035) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Torpedo. Poured a brownish color. Full head with lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt syrup, caramel. Bitterness in taste. Packed with hops. Malty, caramel notes. Nice texture. Wow this is a mouthful. Some warming alcohol.
jsmerig (1048) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear reddish brown with a foamy white head. Aroma of syrupy malt. Taste is sweet followed by a coconut like flavor balanced with slight hops and alcohol burn. Very well refined. Strong but drinkable. Nice
Errl (1123) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle..Amber with an off white head..Nose is spice, pine, caramel, alcohol..Taste is sweet, caramels, citrus, hop, malty, chewy
Marheb (1539) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Une marmelade maltée dans un corps velouté et riche comme je l’espérais. Je suis déjà un mordu fini d’American amber mais avec l’apport de l’avoine c’est encore plus malsain.
shadey (1823) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle purchased in Jacksonville FL. Amber pour with an aroma of caramel malt and oats. Hops and alcohol flavor. Tasty but a little rough. Maybe the recipe needs some polishing. I have had a few amber oat beers and I enjoy the concept. I particularly enjoy Three Heads Loopy, which is half of this creation.
SSSteve (3560) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. cloudy dark amber with a whipped tan head. bready, caramel, pine aroma. chalky, chewy, full bodied, creamy from oatmeal, warming from abv. flavor is sweet with caramel. lots of hops with fruity, piney, candy notes. finishes big and sweet. lots hard candy fruity notes.