TheJestersBeer (1703) - SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep copper, beige head.
Hoppy, spicy aroma, toasted, caramel, cinnamon, dried fruits.
Semi-sweet, medium to full body, medium bitterness, creamy CO2.
Malty, spicy taste, chocolate, hops, caramel, toffee, spruce, dried fruits.
peteinSD (1000) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ brewery. Dark but clear amber pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma is light pine, char, caramel, roasted malt, and subtle spice on the finish. Taste is a heavy roasted malt/char character with some pine, hop bitterness, and a sweet, nearly medicinal caramel taste. Noticeable hop bitterness on the finish. Nice, unique beer.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
i was warned by the bartender that most people were not liking this beer. i figured iíd give it a shot anyway. pour was fairly dark and on par with what iíd expect from a winter warmer. taste was nothing like i was expecting, not a witner warmer like i had thought, a dark fruit and caramel infused bitter bomb. mild herbal and floral notes with an aggressive bitter finish. kind of beer you have to taste over and over to really get whats going on. a cool and unique beer.
JohnnyJ (3571) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery. Red/brown pour, with a light tan head. Carel malt, light spice, pine needles, herbal hops, bread, and moderately bitter. Ok
SDalkoholic (1812) - Chula Vista, California, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Toronado SD: Poured a dark brown liquid into a snifter glass with almost no formation of head. Aroma is to faint and weak to pick up on other than a touch of dark fruit. The flavor is semi sweet with a taste of dark roast malts that also boast a taste of fig, raisin, and an unripe plum. A really different beer recipe that has me confused as to what style of beer this actually is. Finish is a somewhat astringent though with an aftertaste of sweat or metal.
BMan1113VR (7420) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours with a hazy brownish body with a lasting and thick tan head. Aromas are of cola, hoppy, brown sugar, malty, pine, and bready. Light spice. Flavors are a bit too sweet for my taste, malt forward, brown sugar, cardamom and lightly herbal/grassy. Medium to slightly sticky body, moderate carbonation.
nickd717 (3396) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Dark cola brown in color with a one finger tan head. Hoppy aroma with mild spice, toffee, And citrusy hops. Caramel and toffee malt base along with citrusy hops. Medium-bodied with average carbonation. Pretty enjoyable overall.
badlizard (5169) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Breakwind brewery. Clear golden brownish with a fluffy off white head. Sweet floral citrus hops aroma. Tastes of sweet molasses citrus and light brown sugar.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - DEC 1, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Green Flash tasting room: Rootbeer color with a light tan head. Aroma is caramel and fruity. Flavor starts fruity with burnt caramel followed by grapefruit and a lingering dry orangy finish. Medium body is tangy with lively carbonation.