brokensail (9202) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A golden orange color with a small head. Decently sweet with a definite oxidation to the aroma. Quite a bit of candy/sugar and a bit of a faded cherry aroma, leaning toward cherry skins. The flavor is a bit more complex and robust with a solid cherry character and some nice grassy funk. Still fairly sweet with some sugar, bread, and sweet fruit. Lots of citrus notes on the palate as well, mostly lemon and orange.
t0rin0 (53) - Do Not Resuscitate, California, USA - APR 29, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle at Fantome-a-thon 2012.
Pours bright orange color, mostly clear, dark yellow head, little retention. Aroma is orange, grapefruit, and caramel. Flavor is real citrusy (again with orange and grapefruit), sweet, caramel, somewhat malty, and all around fairly balanced. Very nice.