muzzlehatch (4830) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught sample at the brewpub, July 26th. Medium oily-translucent amber, just a little head retention...sweet honey and more than a bit of alcohol in the nose, a bit of pine and rosemary/tarragon spiciness...body is mostly sweet, only lightly to moderately hoppy/bitter, thick and rather syrupy, with a finishing harshness that is both hoppy (good) and cardboard & burnt (not so hot). Meh, just passable really. I don’t think I could have drunk a full glass of this.
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2015
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
[ bottle ][ 1oz ][ @tasting ][ $ ? ][ snifter ][ 11.14.15 ]
translucent copper, thin white large bubbled ring. Light playdoh and sugar nose, faint booze. Burning caramel front palate, light cardboard and playdoh, stinging mid palate is all cardboard, papery bitterness. Who drank this and said ’ok’.
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle picked up at the brewery pours a clear orange with a ring of white head. Nose has pine and soap, a little tropical fruit, herbs. Flavor is pithy and soapy, orange, grapefruit, heavy pine. Full bodied finish.
Westchesterco (1827) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
From a bottle at the Nov 2015 RateBeer gathering. It is a clear golden color with a slight head. The aroma is malty and the taste is metallic with a bitter finish
Iphonephan (6253) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle at the Nov 2015 RateBeer gathering. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Malty nose. Flavors of grass and pine with lots of caramel notes. Barleywine-like.
GenDV138 (6099) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at the DC Gathering. Golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of aged hops, citrus. Tastes of floral, citrus, stone fruit. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
Travlr (21653) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Clear golden yellow color. Aroma of fruity herbal paper. Taste is papery bitter citrus.
AWISLguy (2589) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the source - enjoying ck1’s birthday. Pours a yellowish-orange with little head. Some lacing. Aroma has fruit and simple sugar and light citrus. Taste is fruity, citrus, some biscuity malts, some sugar. ck1 identifies the Golding Kent hops. Medium bodied with a bit of an alcohol presence. Finishes to the sweet side of bittersweet. Shrug? Old keg?? Hope to get back to retry. Having a taste of the ipa - it was better, so would hope the base would generally translate.
tmoreau (3755) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bomber poured to snifters with a cloudy, orangey gold color, with a modest layer of off white head foam to a bubbly ring & film, and spotty lacing. The nose was a little dank & stinky, with a touch of sweetness, resin, and light citrus & spice. Medium bodied with average to soft carbonation, the taste followed up with medium astringency & dryness to the hop bitterness, and some malt sweetness. Not really a bold alcohol presence, and although tasty, was altogether too mild & thin to be considered Imperial, imo.
Lou109 (4) - - FEB 15, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Can smell the hops
The head looks great on this one
Yes its Bitter and can taste grapefruit - Bold - full flavored
Be careful of the alcohol content
My favorite at the Grumpy Troll