JaBier (5739) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear copper pour with a thin beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, booze and slight banana. Malty and caramelly flavor with lager yeast before a boozy and nutty finish.
Fantomasus (289) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful caramel amber with a fizzy tan head of loose bubbles (aggressive pour). Would rate a five for appearance but, it’s flat looking. I know that’s true to style but... Aroma is a bit simple but still very nice. Tons of malt, some floral hops, and alcohol. Taste is near perfect balance but there’s some glue in there? Palate is nice as well but the slight stickiness adds to the sensation that you’ve been licking stamps. Of beers that I consider good; this is better than average. I wouldn’t need to drink it or try it again.
JK (5123) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at ABR 2015. Brown color, cloudy, just a little head. Lightly sweet aroma, some caramel. Some banana and wheat. Simple flavor, low carbonation, but what it has is good.
John25 (1174) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Big sweet strawberry taste on the finish that ruined this one for me. Ok at first, but the sweet flavor built up very quickly.
conway (2107) - - AUG 7, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark ruby with little head. Very sweet with tons of dark fruit and a little clove. Rich and sticky. Alcohol is well integrated. Too sweet for me.
Macegan75 (756) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from my cellar. Pours Amber to medium brown with slight head that fades quickly. Aroma is cherries, unmalted barley, slight anise, stove top hard candy & mild astringent. Finish is mild sweet malt with a mild spelt presence.
bubblehouse (866) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Solid but not great. Really good aroma and a nice pungent taste. Tastes of malt and prune.
bl4ckj4ck777 (3) - - JUL 21, 2015 does not count
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Looked like a really good beer, only Deschutes beer I wouldn’t buy again.
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alexsdad06 (7230) - Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours a slightly hazy amber brown color with a small off white head that settled into a thin film. The aroma and flavor have big banana character, caramel, some dark fruits, slightly nutty, clove, bubble gum, interesting that this seems light with the 10.7% alcohol, this is on the sweet side and I’m glad the wife helped me finish it off.
reebtogi (4967) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle pours black in color with a finger of off-white head that leaves very little lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark fruits, citrus and banana with some hints of chocolate and grass. Taste is a citrus and grassy hop bitterness with a dark fruit, banana and light chocolate malty sweetness. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, this is an impressive brew for the style and although it is darker than I expected, it may even be better because of this. Recommended.