Travlr (12913) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle courtesy of argo0, thanks! Hazy pink color, scant white head. Aroma of strawberry bubblegum. Taste is sweet bright fruit.
argo0 (11581) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
75cl bottle. Minimal beige head atop clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some raisin. Taste is moderately sweet, raisin, prune, some alcohol warming, light alcohol burn. Sticky full body.
bhensonb (11364) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 swingtop from Bine & Vine. Pours hazy dark ruddy brown with a tan head. Aroma of banana ester and dark "malt". Full bodied. Flavor is dark "malt", with definite banana ester. Finishes off the dry side - but a little sugar never hurts. It is an exceptionally tasty beer. Heat is detectable by the effect it has on blood circulation.
brokensail (11230) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ GABF. Copper pour with an off-white head. Aromas of maple syrup, raisin, cherry, and caramel. A touch of graham cracker, some booze, and toffee. Very sweet flavor. Lots of sugar character. Maple syrup, caramel, and graham cracker. Toffee, cherry, raisin, grape juice, and some booze.
GT2 (8664) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL flip-top thanks to argo0. Pours a clearer deep cola ruby. Medium beige to yellow foam. Dunkelweizen nose, chocolate covered banana dessert, estery, mild plastic, a bit doggy. Taste is papery, alcoholic, abrasive, dry. Mild chocolate banana, mint, paper. Fiancee said it tasted old and stale. Palate has some acid, sugar, maple, decent density. Not too bad.
shrubber85 (7846) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Prune, caramel malt, and alcohol aroma. Hazy brown with minimal head. Sweet plum/cherry, burnt sugar, and wheat malt flavor. Light alcohol and herbal bitter finish. Not bad.
Ibrew2or3 (7043) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL swing top pours with a deep clear mahogany body supporting a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up sweet fruitiness in the form of dates and prunes and brown sugar coated figs with a thin ribbon of caramel rimming the aromatic experience. The taste is similar and is smooth on the palate with sweet ripe red apple that are lightly coated with brown sugar. It then heads into sweet notes of dates, figs and prunes. To midway some sweet caramel surfaces along with a malty note or two. This is smooth stuff with a well hidden ABV.
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Mahogony-ruby beer with a tan head. Wheat and spice aroma with light yeast. Fruity, yeast flavor with banana and wheat. Medium bodied. Wheat and spice linger with light toffee, fruitiness, and light yeast.
AmEricanbrew (5894) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear copper color with tan sheen. dark bread, dark fruit, banana, citrus, toffee aromas. medium body. Tart toasted toffee, sweet spices, citrusy, banana flavors---good.
Braudog (5866) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a murky, dark reddish brown. The head is an initial fizz, then runs. The aroma is bready and musty. The beer drinks with some rich alcohol-laced fruitiness, raisin primarily. This doesn’t come with as much body or depth as I’d hoped. (#5213, 8/25/2013)