bluejacket74 (1511) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle, bottled on 10/18/12. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a dark reddish/copper color with about an inch light tan head that stayed around for a little while. There’s a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like toffee, dark fruit, sweet spices, and some light citrusy and pine hops. It tastes like toffee, brown sugar, figs, bready malt, citrusy (grapefruit) and pine hops. The bitterness comes out more as the beer warms. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it’s creamy and coating with moderate carbonation. I think it’s a solid beer, I liked it. Not sure if I should have drank this fresher or aged it longer!
magsinva (951) - Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Hop City - pours clear orange with some nice barley notes on the nose. Taste is a bit boozy with a sweet dry finish. Solid.
beerbill (3564) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle purchased at the brewery. Pours a mostly clear deep coppery red with a moderate tan head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left partial lace. Pleasant aroma of caramel and figs. The flavor is deeper than the aroma with ample caramel, figs and resinous pine. Mild bitterness at the finish. Medium-full bodied. Well-rounded mouthfeel. Goes down dangerously easy @ 10% abv.
Steve_0 (3268) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Aaron’s. Thanks man! Pour is hazy amber with a small cream-colored head that quickly dissipated. Grapefruity, orange peel, slightly tangy, caramel, bready, and herbal aroma. Taste is old malty, tangy, fruity, licorice, bready, stale, green apples, and pear with a lightly spicy finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Bleh.
adnielsen (10028) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ home picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a hazy reddish orange appearance with a thin tan head. Caramel, toffee, a bit fruity, somewhat sweet malty, light woody aroma. Maple, spicy, toffee, brown sugar, somewhat hoppy, light piney hoppy flavor. Not bad for the abv but nothing special.
oRos (1320) - sacramento, California, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at capitol beer. Pours ruby with white head. Aroma is sweet as well as the taste.
rayOfBeer (672) - El Cerrito, California, USA - JUN 5, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap: hazy brown pour with thin off-white head. Aroma is barleywine-ish boozy malt with pine and caramel. Flavor is syrupy with sugary caramel, pine, a light orange peel oily, and finishing somewhat astringent with a small bittering. Not sure if this beer just needs some cellaring or comes together better in bottle, but, it was too sweet for me with a jumbled mess of flavors that came off as artificially sugary.
tcane7 (1669) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy reddish copper with thin, bubbly beige head and soapy lace. Notes of raisin, fig, caramel, toffee, tropical fruit, nuts. Full body, a little hot, could sit for a couple years. Slightly astringent.
beernovice39 (3234) - Montana, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a deep amber with a lasting off white top. Scent is dark sugar and fruit. Taste is dark fruit, bread, sugar, caramel with some nice hops.
anders37 (18915) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Stout, Hollywood, CA. Pours a dark reddish amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty weak hoppy caramel aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty hoppy bitter caramel finish.