DalzAle (1899) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 9, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear dark amber/orange pour a little carbonation and a sweet vanilla and hop aroma. Flavor starts out with creamy vanilla and malt, then some noticeable oak, bitter orange and some subtle lingering burnt sugar on the finish. This was good out of the bottle, but outstanding on tap when visiting the brewery during GABF this year.
Rusty (1533) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazed reddish copper color with a large sticky off white head. Aroma is hops, malts, oak, vanilla, caramel. Flavor is floral hops, biscuit, toasted caramel, quite a bit of oakiness, pine, citrus, some spices. A solid offering from Great Divide.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear dark orange with a small foamy beige head that has good retention. Aroma of piney and citrus hops with some wood and malt. Taste is very nice, more resinous hops than floral or sweet citrus. Bitter finish, kind of herby.
blipp (5594) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Light piny hops in the aroma with a hint of wood. The flavor has piny and floral hops, light sweet malty notes, and some lighter oaky woody hints. Decent.
dmac (3688) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from Oak Tree. Poured a deep orange body with an average sized foamy beige head. Aroma is great with lots of wood and vanilla upfront followed up by old oranges and citrus rinds. Fuller bodied with lively carbonation and a medium duration on the lightly bitter aftertaste. Flavors of citrus rind, wood, vanilla, wax, and more wood. Realy really good stuff.
Jow (1818) - New York, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at brewery hanging on patio out front. tastes of vanilla, pine, citrus, earth, dough, and some oak. my notes are slightly jumbled because admittedly at this point i was pretty darn drunk.
hopdog (8446) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Poured an amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of wood, earthy, vanilla, pine, and some citrus. Tastes of vanilla, caramel, citrus, and wood.
slowrunner77 (186) - reno, Alabama, USA - OCT 6, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
a piney hop aroma with some wood and a hint of vanilla. same on the taste, but the woodsiness comes out in the aftertaste ad sticks around. really cool. not quite up to par with the amazing burton baton, but not too far off either. 6 week old bottle!
Frovigalning (2667) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at SBWF. It poured a slightly hazy liquid with a minimal white head. A malty IPA with flavours of bread, cockies and hops. Decent without standing out.
mcberko (5219) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle, pours dark copper with a small off-white head. Aroma of oak, vanilla, piney hops and molasses. Flavour of smooth, piney hops, with light oak and vanilla. Very pleasant.