GIJOE (1049) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a lovely reddish-brown, with a foamy white head that stays. Copious lacing. Nose is caramel and malt with a hint of spice and yeast. Taste is sweet. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation. Long boozy finish. Very nice.
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Jojojam (65) - Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 vintage. Pours a brown like cider color. Below average 1 finger head. Dozens of slow moving bubbles. Tons of oak on the nose. Maple is also present. Very smooth mouthfeel. Lots of flavors going on- oak for sure- also pick up smokiness, sweetness, and the vanilla. This is quite enjoyable.
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acaffar2 (39) - - JUL 19, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Maple and oak really come through. Strongly flavored like many of dog fish heads other brews but not unpleasant. Bronze colored. No head.
Doghair (312) - Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Caramel malt aroma, sweet. Sweet caramel and malt up front. Some orange peel. Bitter finish is a surprise. Good but not my favorite DFH offering.
merc7186 (2820) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Sweet Bread, Vanilla, Mild Plum
Appearance: Brownish Hue, Passes Some Light, Off White Head, Some Lacing
Taste: Vanilla, Sweet Bread, Mildly Boozy
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Boozy, Mildly Sweet
danderson813 (3) - ELLENTON, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2014 does not count
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Great aroma of vanilla and maple. I get a strong oak/smoked flavor up front with vanilla hints and a maple finish. A quality brew.
madvike (3165) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Ruby brown clear pour with a ring of light tan head. Nose is lightly smoky, with toasted oak, vanilla, butterscotch, and dry, slightly astringent maltiness. Taste is kind of like HotD Adam--lots of deep, dark, bready malt, smoke, tobacco, vanilla, boozy warmth, and a touch of nuttiness. Much better taste than smell, and it’s quite warming. Actually hides the 11% pretty well as there’s not really any sharpness. Pretty thin body, but it doesn’t really detract. Wasn’t expecting much, but this came through.
alexsdad06 (8165) - Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy reddish amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet caramel malts, some smoked character, vanilla, dark fruit, raisins, figs, juniper notes, earthy, wood, and some booze. There is quite a bit going on, but this has never been one of my favorites.
ads135 (3870) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 1, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours deep copper with a decent head and syrupy mouthfeel. Lots of dark fruit, plum, molasses, honey, and some oak vanilla aftertaste.
TXBadger (2348) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice amber color with white head. The juniper berries are very evident on the nose, also some vanilla, and very earthy tones and sweetness; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a nice sweetness.