maekchu (2140) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 24, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the World Craft Beer Tasting 2013 in Osaka. Sourish nose with brown sugar backing. Muddy brown. Sugary sweet maltiness, noticeable alcohol warmth. Light bodied, for all that. Kind of disappointing. One dimensional. Sugar and more sugar.
EdInSaltLake (644) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark amber color. Aroma is sweet and fruity, with herbal and earthy yeast aromas. Sweet, mixed berry-ish fruit, medium caramel malt flavors. Subtle herbal flavor and spiciness; peppery, allspice maybe? Other than the sweetness, Not much of the malty character Iíd expect from the style. Still a good beer, though. (Release #14)
Mora2000 (5705) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle. Dark red pour with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the toffee, caramel and cherries. The flavor is similar with some cherries and other dark fruit coming through up front, and some toffee and caramel malt also present. Low to medium alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
BOSSbrewer (1642) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Release #10. 8.4 abv. Plums and raisins. Slight roast flavor. Reddish brown. Alcohol is prominent. Maybe too much so. But overall a nice, big beer.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2068) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2013 Release #10 is only 3.4%!!! A bottle from Craft Beer Base in Osaka. This is a table beer. It pours a dark reddish brown with a fast dissipating head. It has a nice sweet malty aroma, thick body featuring caramel & a bitter kick. Itís very full bodied. An amazing beer for being only 3.4%! Hmmm... I knew it was too good to be true, the label misprinted and it is actually 8.4%!!! So I guess it is amazing instead for not being boozy at all and so drinkable...
ads135 (2966) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iím usually a fan of Epicís bigger beers (and this definitely qualifies) but this isnít in the top tier. Good, but not great, this beer hides its alcohol well but is somewhat cloying with a sticky mouthfeel. Winchell brought this beer back to Lawrence with him from SLC in 2013.
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The nose has notes of gingerbread and dark chewy malts with hints of floral hops. The flavor starts nutty and spicy with breads and caramel malts. Floral hops come next adding balance. the finishes has hints of molasses and licorice. Alcohol is well hidden.
demitriustown (1068) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber: Caramel malt, somewhat of a plum note, a bit of coffee, and a nice roasted note. Appearance is a dark clear black with a golden hue to it. Taste is caramel, roasted, nutty, with a very light grassy note. Palate is medium mouth feel with an aftertaste of malts. Overall, Decent not top shelf. Cheers!
delamie6 (20) - - APR 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coffee aroma. Coffee, brandy, shuttle taste. Brown chocolate in color. Overall very good
sfontain (807) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle, "Release #5 9.1% ABV." Dark garnet pour; frothy tan head builds as the beer is poured; dissipates into absolutely zero covering; no lacing. Aroma sweet, nutty malt, bread, deep-but-not-quite-dark fruit. Flavor has a fruit ester thing going on, pretty sweet, toast; clear alcohol in the exhale but not boozy. Medium body, heavy but smooth carbonation and quite sticky. Less than mind-blowing but well above average and one of Epicís better offerings that Iíve had to date.