Homer321 (895) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewery. a moderate hop nose with a touch of honey, malt in the aroma as well. Not very bitter with a touch of alcohol. Just kind of bland and a little harsh.
MrBunn (2374) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pour is a deep reddish brown with a decent head and aromas of caramel/toffee, figs and a little hop presence that is almost resiny but not quite, if that makes any sense. First sip reveals a sticky and sweet beer, kind of a brown sugar base with a fig or date fruity edge to it and bitterness without a whole lot of hop character (or maybe a hop character that gets overshadowed by the malt sugariness. At times I think I pick up a bit of a tropical fruit profile but when I look for it on the next sip it is gone.
smith4498 (2843) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz can. Pours dark amber color with tan head. Aromas of toasted malts, yeast and a hint of floral hops. Similar flavors with some soapiness. Medium body with average carbonation.
DrewFace (414) - Rockledge, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Due South Oktoberfest. Pours a dark amber-reddish color. Medium creamy off white head. Sweet malt aroma and mild hop character with some notes of alcohol. Sweet malt flavor, caramel forward. Moderate hop bitterness. Some alcohol warmth. Overall pretty good strong ale and alcohol is well balanced.
Fritz123 (707) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Syb Pig in Boca Raton, FL. Snifter. Pours a dark amber, mostly hazy with a thin white head. Aroma was bread, sweet dark fruits, and yeasts. The taste was moderate with slight sweetness with the malts, bread, leather and dark fruits. Moderate carbonation. Medium body. Not a bad beer.
glennmastrange (2121) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2014 Tap. Moderate dark bread and roasted for the malt, light to moderate orange and herbs for the hops, faint dough and soap for the yeast, with hints of date, brown sugar and coconut. Head is small, frothy, off-white with good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is slightly hazy dark red. Flavor starts lightly sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes moderately acidic and bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily with a soft carbonation. Could have been a touch more sweeter to balance out the acidity and bitterness, as great American Strong Ales do, but everything else is spot on perfect.