PhillyBeer2112 (2437) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2009
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Candied nose, sugary and toffee. Berry like fruitiness is pretty weird. Very very sweet, def cloying. A bit reminiscent of cherry liqueur. Woof. Pure amber color. Heavy, sticky palate. After a time it starts to get rather medicinal, like a thick sweet cough syrup. Not good.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Pours a crystal clear, dark, reddish copper color. A small, foamy, khaki colored head settles to a wispy film, leaving minimal spotting behind. Scents of biscuit and cookie malt combine with cooked figs coated in brown sugar, followed by notes of grapefruit and pine hop bitterness. The alcoholic burn is pretty significant on the nose. Flavors show more dark, malty fruits and biscuit malts with a spicy, bitter citrus hop kick that lingers for a good while. Big and syrupy on the palate, the alcoholic heat is a bit overwhelming. This just seems kind of strewn together and not very focused.
redlight (2289) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft @ redlight redlight. Light fruits on the nose, peaches, nectarines, with hints of grapefruit on the nose. Pours a reddish amber with a thick white head. Smooth caramel malts, with an assertive hop bite with grapefruity flavors. The texture is very creamy and smooth.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Umber color with a tall taupe head. Not a strong nose on this one. I’ve got three different glasses going trying to pick thinks up. Heavy dark caramel, toasted malt, hints of alcohol, earthy hops and some honey roasted peanuts. Not the most balanced or clean smelling. Very soft and rich feel. Light cherry flavor start that leads to raisins and plums in a mild alcohol stew. A bit of malt comes into play in the finish, but the linger is more woody and has some fortified wine qualities. Alcohol is also more noticeable in the finish and linger. Not clean strong lager, but it does not come off as a malt liquor, like to many of this ilk do. Actually after some time a the linger has some decent toasted/caramel malt remembrances.
BREWMUSKCLES (1996) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2009 SLICK sticky and sweet with little alcohol apparent. raisin and plum like in touch of cherry wine and with moderate carbonation at best. soft in mouthfeel as well. dark malty and with touch of wood.
Drake (6507) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 ounce bottle from somewhere.... I can’t recall sadly. Pours a reddish tinted brown with a medium head. Average head retention with good lacing. Aroma is caramel and berry-like fruit notes. Taste is toffee, bread, slight hops. Full bodied.
tjthresh (1858) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JAN 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear coppery brown with just a touch of tan head. Nose has some chocolate and toffee notes. Big malty flavor with a bitter finish. Full body. Not bad.
swoopjones (4229) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap @ Hop Devil Grill, NYC. Pours a pretty dark amber. Rosty, nutty Malty nose. Taste is roasty & sweet mats. Never heard of th e brewery before but not too bad
Maverick34 (1713) - New York, USA - JUL 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at waterfront. Poured a darkier burnt siena with a medium to mild head. Malts, breads, a caramel taste but a bit o a hops finish. Not bad.
JoeMcPhee (7625) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Spuyten Duyvil. Deep dark amber beer with a thin white head. Aroma is quite malty and toasty. Some nice plummy/nutty malts and a bit of brown sugar. Flavour is very clean and quite tasty. Fresh clean but rich toasty malts. Lingering sweetness but the finish is so clean that it never gets cloying. I didn’t know these guys could make a lager this good. Very nice doppelbock.