SirADNielsen (8948) - 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 (1054) - 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 (662) - 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 (1657) - 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 (3106) - 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 (16410) - 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.
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Barley’s Brewhaus on 3/21/2013. Pours a deep reddish brown with 2 inches of head and excellent lacing. Aroma is pine and malts. Taste is sweet with dark fruit, pine, and a very noticeable alcohol flavor.
snoworsummer (1932) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Tastes sweet, like coffee, malt, and caramel. Smells like toasted nuts and caramel. Smooth, medium body, light carbonation, light head.
sonnycheeba (3363) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours mostly clear amber with average, creamy off-white head; decent retention and lacing. Aroma is cereal and cookie malts, caramel, spicy and floral hops, figs, dates, raisins, and light yeast. Flavor is sweet malts forward with supporting dark fruit esters, floral hops, light vanilla, and light spice; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (9446) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is cookie and caramel malt with dates and plums, spicy and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with peppery alcohol, dark fruity esters, cookie and caramel malt with light spicy hops and medium bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.