rader58 (775) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep hazy copper. Aroma is floral hops. Surprising caramel malt flavor. (Seems a bit flat, however, I’m not sure when this was bottled as the liquor store had it on sale and the bottles had a decent amount of dust on them.)
unclemattie (4163) - Georgia, USA - NOV 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Deep amber color. Nice tan head. Beautiful aroma of hops. Very c-note. Lots of pine a bit of citrus. Flavor was smooth and creamy. Very nice caramel malt. A good bit of refreshing pine hops. Well balanced.
Ughsmash (7124) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Poured reddish-amber wiht a short-lived cap of beige head. The aroma picked up toasted redder fruits and caramel with odd brighter accents of Pixy Stix mixed with Pinesol.. not thad bad, but certainly odd. The flavor found more of the fruits at the core with caramel adding some support.. bright grassy accents paired with wet grains and residual sugars.. finished kind of sharp. Light-medium bodied and slick on the palate with low carbonation.. bitter, but with little real character to it.. just didn’t feel good or come together well.
highibus (721) - Vail, Arizona, USA - OCT 31, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
deep red with decent off white head. aroma of sweet malt and light hops. flavor is a bit off though. some sweetness and an astringent finish. meh.
sebletitje (6641) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
courtesy of ibrew2or3.
Pours clear amber, white head.
Aroma is malty, grassy hops, light citrus.
Flavor, similar, some malts, and grainy mouthfeel, light citrus finish followed by malts.
jgb9348 (4706) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper coloured body with a light ruby tint and almost no head at all to speak of. Aroma of malt, caramel, nuts, metal and a touch of hops - not much though. Medium-bodied; Assertive metallic and bloody taste with malt, caramel and a touch of nuts in the main flavours. Aftertaste shows some light hoppiness and a dose of yeast. Overall, a decent, but rather one-sided (malty) beer with some off-flavours (metal) noticeable throughout. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Norm’s in Vienna, Virginia on 02-October-2009, sampled at home in Washington on 18-October-2009.
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber. Malty, citrus, dank hop nose. Flavor is fruity, sweet malt, caramel, pine and citrus hops.
Snegurochka (387) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, bought at QFC in Wallingford, sampeled at Superpower beer session I in Tromsø 13.01.09. Dark amber. Sweet hops and citrus. Lively carbonated. Dry. Great colour and I love the design. A good session beer.
dwyerpg (4528) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A balance of malts and hops. Very red in color. This is a pretty nice amber. Goodmalt flavor with a hint of hops at the end. A little bit of caramel. Low carbonation on all of hales beers.
boFNjackson (4127) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 2, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Poured a dark reddish with a small,off-white head that eventually disappeared. Big malted and sweet aroma. Medium carbonated and foamy palate. Barley malts and sweet character. Vanilla and oak and caramel for an overall sweet brew with low hop profile for a slight balance. More sweet than hopper overall.