argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16oz can. Small off-white head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some bread, cherry, earthy/orange. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some cherry, light orange, alcohol warming. Medium body.
Tmoney99 (10455) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured clear dark amber color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy sour citrus & rye malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations were exceeded.
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Cloudy amber color, scant edge head. Aroma of pine, flowers. Taste is very bitter pine resin.
hopdog (8796) - 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.
Drake (8030) - 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.
jtclockwork (7976) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Pours amber with off white head. Nose/taste of caramel, spicy rye, resin, toffee and grapefruit peel. Medium body. Malty.
Theydon_Bois (7937) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle on Amtrak Train 27 - The Empire Builder ( from Binny’s South Loop) - 04/11/12.
Lightly hazed russet brown with reddish hues, thin bubbly off white head that soon forms a pond and clears to the edges.
Big caramel malt nose, dark sugars, touch of hops.
Tastes of caramel malts, sweet sugars, raisens, hops.
Fuller end of medium bodied with soft carbonation and smooth on the palate.
Dogbrick (7634) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the Big Tap In on 04/20/2013. Hazy reddish-brown color with a medium tan head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Malt, pine and hops in the nose. Medium-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, resiny hops and a touch of spice. The finish is malty up front with a hoppy aftertaste. Decent overall.
shrubber85 (7314) - 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.
Ughsmash (7099) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 22, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber. Poured clear lighter orange with a short-lived, dense beige head. The aroma picked up sweet caramel and bready malts topped by a bright dose of peppery alcohol-amplified artificial sweeteners.. hot and fruity on the back of the nose.. not well balanced. The flavor followed similar lines.. artificial sweetness and hot alcohol throughout.. black pepper and fruity bitterness over some caramel.. finished spicy, fruity, and too aggressive. Medium-bodied and sharp through the palate.. not a good feel and flow.. not a good beer.