anders37 (22307) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ The Fred Bar, Sandy Spring, GA. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy citrus caramel flavor with weak hints of licorice. Has a slightly roasted malty hoppy bitter caramel finish.
Travlr (20325) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pretty much black, beige head. Aroma of bitter cotrus. Taste is dark roasted coffee and toffee. It works.
Leighton (17802) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in Vineyard Haven, MA. Pours dark brown with a rich, lasting beige foam head. Aroma is sweet, toasty caramel up front with brown sugar and juicy fruits, and an understated roastiness in the back. Alright flavor, medium sweet with faintly tangy citric fruits, modest roasted malts, some metallic zing, restrained burnt grassy bitterness. Medium bodied with very creamy carbonation. More citric zip to finish with light roast, faint earth, and some toasted sugars. OK, but nothing special.
Theydon_Bois (16262) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Beer Authority, NYC, 18/05/13.
Black with a thin light tan head.
Nose carries hops, pine resin, light cocoa, mineral notes.
Taste comprises hops, pine, bitter grapefruit, light mineral notes.
Medium bodied with fine carbonation, bitter hop notes in the finish,
Decent enough CDA.
bhensonb (13735) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bruisin’ Ales. Pours brown/black with a light tan head. Aroma seems very citrus/resin. Med body, more or less. Flavor is very citrus, resin background, with dark roast malt rather than caramel. Then it develops some fruit - swear I get peach. It’s astringent, dry and decently bitter. The fruit characteristics give it a place in the upper ranks of oxymoronic ales. :)
Tmoney99 (13161) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted earthy hop aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted biitersweet flavor to medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met with a good complex beer.
argo0 (12934) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Small beige head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, roast, some orange. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/orange, some milk chocolate, light roast. Smooth medium body, light acidity, very drinkable.
Ratman197 (12826) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of charcoal, roastiness, earthiness, light grapefruit and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roastiness, cocoa, earthiness, light grapefruit and a hint of pine with a smooth dry moderatly bitter lingering roasty finish.
bu11zeye (12594) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle, BB June 11, courtesy of Ryan) Pours a dark brown body with a moderate cream head. Aroma of roasted malt, pine, citrus, nuts, coffee, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, pine, orange, some cocoa, and grass with a dry finish.
BeerandBlues2 (11840) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours black with a small, fizzy off-white head with short retention and light lacing. Aroma is earthy and herbal hops, raisins, prunes and light smoke/peat with roast malt. Flavor is heavy hops and medium bitterness, supporting malt and dark fruity esters with a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.