AWISLguy (1890) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bomber from Sonoma Cellars in Oconomowoc. Dated 8/23/2012 on the bottle. Pours garnet colored with reddish highlights. Off-tan head that lasts and lasts - down completely through the glass there still is some head. Terrific lacing still sticking to the top in strings as I reach the bottom. Aroma has reddish fruits, pine, spices and sweet choco/caramel. Taste is very hop-forward with sweet fruits, pine and citrus. Major malt backbone awaiting in the middle with a tangy spicyness. An almost lemony bitter taste at the end. Wonderfully complex in both smell and taste. Finishes hoppy bitter and malty sweet, with a bit of a tang. Very enjoyable AM STR.
geologyguy (1035) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Darker malt and med hop smell, great red appearance, good malt boldness mixed with good offsetting hops, hoppier finish but decently
djd07 (6485) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle during RBWG. Pours a cloudy copper with small beige head. The aroma is roasted malt and toffee. Medium mouth sweet malt, tea, and caramel, good.
PartyFowle (707) - - FEB 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep orangey brown with a huge tight copper head that stuck around for a LONG time. Killer retention. Citrusy hops and bready malts in the nose. Bitter piney hops, orange, and roasted malts. Also a certain dark fruity sweetness. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, medium carbonation. While the hoppiness is the most pronounced flavor, everything’s balanced well. The hoppy bitterness, the light sweetness and the roasted character all play together nicely.
slowrunner77 (7441) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
liked this one as well, just a touch darker and more robust than the normal Bitch Creek. Maybe a little less balanced, but it was unique.
IndianaRed (3043) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap at the Rover Room, Whole Foods, Boise Dark borwn with just a slight trace of a light tan head. Lots of big soft light roast malty notes. A little astringent in the trailer,and was expecting it to be a little bigger. Still an nice sipper.
Marno (7) - O’Fallon, Missouri, USA - JUL 6, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
caramel, coffee, roasty, leather, smoke, black, cloudy, frothy, light sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,
WVHouseofBeer (942) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really really good beer. Complex aromas and flavors of caramel, grains, nuts, coffee, tropical fruit and spices. Medium bodied with a decently bitter finish. Pours a burnt amber color with a big frothy khaki head. This is the best beer I’ve had from Grand Teton.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12/26/10 - bottled 2009.
$15 for one liter bottle @ Enoteca in Post Falls, ID.
Poured to tulip.
A: Pours a brown, deep, chestnut color with 1 finger of latte head which dissipates quickly - not unusual for a beer of age and ABV. The head can be reinstated with a quick agitation stir. Little to no lacing.
S: Great nose! Molasses, brown sugar, chocolate malt, sweet mocha dance about with a hint of herbal hops and just a faint whiff of licorice. Could smell this for hours. Gorgeous.
T: Nuts, bitterness, anise; a nice full oatey flavor with backgrounds nuances of coffee adding to the enjoyment of this one.
M: Medium bodied with low carb feel allows good appreciation of aromas and palate interpretations. Well thought out.
D: Great beer. For $15/liter, can’t go wrong. Could drink this all night long. Of their reserve series, however, I would argue the Double Vision Doppelbock gives this one a run for its money and is actually my favorite of the limited series.
Serving type: bottle
arminjewell (8752) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of grass, biscuit, bread, hints of orange peel, touch of earth, hints of white fruits in there as well with a touch of spice. Taste is a mix of white fruit, slight spice, earth, nice caramel, biscuit, and toasted malts, hints of grain, finishing spicy, bitter.
CanIHave4Beers (3622) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep reddish brown with a small head and nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma is apple, toffee, & plenty of Cavendish tobacco. Very rich and pungent, nicely sweet smelling.
Flavor is nicely sweet, it’s got some cigar wrapper, raisin, & toffee. The bitterness level is nice enough... It’s a big rich weird beer, and I really enjoyed it.
I genuinely did not expect to like this as much as I did. Chill beer, nice surprise, not really a shelf beer anymore I don’t suppose.