beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 litre bottle. Pours a deep dark reddish brown with glints of ruby when held against sunlight with a moderate tan head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left partial lace. Heavy aroma of malt with notes of caramel, molasses and plums. The flavor is not quite as intense as the aroma nor as sweet with malt, molasses, plums and a bit of coffee. Moderate bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied and a little sticky on the palate, which I thought fit this beer just fine. Good stuff!
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Dark mahogany color with a full puffy brown head. Nice hoppy chinook aroma with a malty caramel note similar to the regular. The body is bitter and there’s a bit more going on in the hop department but this seems like maybe a 1.25 X bitch creek, not XX. Bitch creek is great and this is up there too though. I’m just always disappointed with the hype in the XX series.
jake65 (3354) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - OCT 2, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - thanks ditmier. One of the most beautiful pours I have ever seen... Dark auburn with a mountain of thick, creamy nutmeg colored head. Aroma is rich with sweet caramel, citrus, and floral hops. First sip is a smooth and mellow malty blend with faded hops. Some piney notes and earthiness before a lingering floral bitter tail. Still, quite smooth. Kinda has some chocolate in teh back... Great balance and blend, truly one of the better GT brews sampled to date.
angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to mar. Dark brown pour with a brown head .Aroma was woody, sweet malts, dark fruits, yeasty. Flavor was dark fruits, toffee, caramel and a hint of hoppiness.
mar (5218) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
9/25/08 bottle thanks to my brother. chocolate with ruby hints and a cream head. nose is piney hops with a solid caramel backbone. very nice on the palate with a flavor of caramel, piney hops and vanilla.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle courtesy of mar. poured a dark brown with a beige head and some good lace. aroma of dark fruit, chocolate, caramel, and dark roast. flavor was much the same with some nice bitter on the finish. pretty nice brew.
bu11zeye (12616) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
( 1L flip-top, bottled 9/25/2008, courtesy of mar ) Pours a hazy amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, nuts, peat, and citrus. Flavor of caramel, roasted malt, toffee, light chocolate, and juicy citrus with a bitter finish.
blutt59 (6475) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, thanks to mar, cloudy brown color with a fruity raisin aroma, flavors of smoke , malt, peat, dark fruit, good beer
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Mar. Pours a dark brown with red hues, nice tan head. Aroma of nice dark fruit, some light dark roast. Flavor is very tasty, dark roast, a little dark fruit, a nice bitterness. Mouth feel is medium body with low-medium carbonation. Overall, pretty tasty stuff!
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle marked 9/25/2008 thanks to mar. Pours with brown tan head over a deep amber-brown body. Aroma of hops, maple, bitterness, and molasses. Taste is a syrupy mess in my opinion. Very sweet and syrupy up front with a completely disconnected and harsh bitterness that finishes up the flavor and lingers. Syrupy mouthfeel.