JaBier (4730) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at the Heavy Seas tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits back in October. Pours a hazy brown with a medium beige head. Tart grape nose with some sweet caramel. Flavor is caramel and tannins with some fruit and a boozy, winey finish.
italarican (1470) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark cherry brown pour with beige head. Aroma of unsweetened dark chocolate, cherries, and roasted malt. Flavor is toffee, black cherry, and dark chocolate. The mouthfeel is incredible: creamy and lusciously smooth and slightly heavy and thick. Mmm.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of caramel, cherry, yogurt, and vinous. Flavor of caramel, vinous, wood, toffee, and cherry.
thirdeye11 (5481) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle) clear rich orange-brown with lasting brown bubbles. Nose of honey, grapes, and caramel. Taste of caramel, honey, light alcohol. Extremely smooth and easy to drink. Nice!
mar (4778) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. deep amber, cream head. hops, wood, slightly tannic. decent palate, flavor is wood, very vinous, some hops.
Mora2000 (5527) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours an amber color with a white head. The aroma is very nice. I get some caramel malt, along with some chocolate, dark fruit and alcohol. I also get a little bit of grape and red wine notes. The flavor is heavy on the caramel, toffee, brown sugar and dark fruit. I also get a little bit of citrus fruit and some alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Goodgrief (1762) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - OCT 3, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chestnut brown pour, with surprisingly big head and some nice lacing. Light boozy nose. The flavor really picked up the cab flavor, like a nice twist of beer and wine. Sweet malty flavor with the bitter tannin twang. Velvety in the mouth. I liked the beer/wine hybrid.
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy red color with a big beige head. Aroma of raison, dark fruits, smoke and wood. Flavor is medium sweetness, lightly bitter, soft carbonation, medium bodied.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Sample Date: 7/10/2010 Source:Maniac) 22 oz bottle. Caramel with dark fruit and oak in the aroma. Clear deep amber brown with fluffy off-white head. Oak and fruity notes with some vanilla in the finish. Nicely bitter with dark fruit notes
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Once Upon a Vine - South on 07/10/2010. Hazy dark amber body with ruby highlights and a large rocky light tan head. Sweet caramel and malt aroma with oak and vanilla and some grape character. Sweet oak, vanilla and cabernet flavor with a lot of caramel and malt background. Medium full body with moderately low carbonation.