Pailhead (4361) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can: The aroma consists of light caramel and toffee with somewhat hazy orangish-red with a small beige head that quickly fades to a soapy film. There is a good amount of webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a moderate-heavy caramel and toffee. There’s a light fruitiness in the background. The finish has light-moderate grapefruit, light rye, and some faint herbal notes. It’s medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, it’s not bad, but it sort of reminds me of a IIPA that has sat on a shelf too long.
PhillyCraft (2762) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can, pours hazy ugly red with no head or lacing. Aroma and taste are so freaking bitter, hot grains, cherry, caramel malts and spicy rye. Nothing about this beer was drinkable or enjoyable. Out of the four that tried this, 3 sent it down the drain.
hombrepalo (1744) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber! Hazy reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark fruit and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish.
Silphium (3156) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Taps 25, Lansing. Hazy medium red-brown body, medium clumping cream head. Peachy, fermented fruit nose with floral notes and lots of sugar. Sweet, potent body, bitter with brown sugar and warming alcohol, almost cloying.
hopdog (8444) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Amber pour with an off white head. Floral hops, some caramel, and citrus. Some pine in the tastes as well.
rumproasts (2038) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
can. amber with small head. big caramel malts. lots of body. light alcohol warmth and subtle hops. well done.
Drake (7839) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the Richmond Industry Gathering. Pours a hazy copper color with a thin frothy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of sticky, resin hops, herbal and minty notes and a malty finish. The taste is bitter herbal, citrus hops, tropical notes, toffee malts. Medium bodied.
shrubber85 (6803) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange fruitcake aroma. Dark amber with small head. Sweet orange caramel malt and strong bitter orange peel and alcohol flavor. Good, big beer.
jmagnus87 (2183) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a lightly cloudy dark ruby amber with minimal head. Aroma of caramel and citrus and pine hops. Taste is medium bitter and light sweet. Caramel, toffee, citrus and pine. Full bodied with a thick texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, pretty darn good.
JMerritt (1734) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Dark copper with orange highlights and a small, off-white head. Aroma is very caramelly with notes of dried dates, moderate alcohol, brown sugar and lightly spruce-centric hops. Moderately sweet flavor, caramel malts dominating with a bit of leather tannins up front, finishing with a bit of pine, fresh cut straw and orange zest. A solid malty ale with light, bright hops accenting.