Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. This is not what I expected at all. First sign that something was off was the bubblegummy banana yeast in the nose. Had to check the bottle... was this some sort of Belgian-Scottish blend? No. Oops. Through the banana, toasted caramel malt is present in the nose as well as some actual caramel. Flavor is a little sticky, sweet and a tad unbalanced. Tastes syrupy, and not very carbonated... almost more toward a cider than a beer. Finishes with a hint of banana over a very weak bitterness. Is something wrong here? I didn’t taste the 8.2%.
Headbanger (3425) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle 2/19/15 (Courtesy of TerryR)-40° in Mug-Pours a murky copperish amber with a big tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. Taste of the same with some dried fruit coming thru as well. This medium to full bodied brew is well balanced and hits the spot on a cold winter night.
Stuu666 (4576) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours copper amber, nose is caramel, toffee, fruity, taste is similar, rich and sweet.
SudsMcDuff (6208) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
hoopin froog .. . pours a dark brown nelson muntz hair brown .. . molasses and chewy wood .. . long sweet finish .. pretty good example, a large one .. . .
please refrain from tasting the knob!!
djd07 (4516) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Paul. Pours a clear orange gold with small off white head. The aroma is strong rye, smoke, wood. Medium mouth with sweet rye, light smoke, sweet finish.
ryecatcher (874) - South Side of Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a slightly hazy, burnt orange with medium tannish head, okay retention and lacing. Nose is big toffee, dried fruit (figs, dates and raisins), brown sugar, crackery malt. Mouthfeel is oily and chewy, medium sweet, lots of the same characteristics given away by the nose, plus some vanilla and caramel, finishing with subtle bitterness. A very tasty example of the style and a proper warmer for the subzero temperatures that have been frosting my window and leaving my toes numb after walking a couple blocks from where I parked my car. Hoppin Frog once again proves there is definitely more to Akron than tires, the Agora and LeBron. Cheers!
ttroha (371) - Americus, Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bomber at Northside Tavern. Pours amber with off white head. Aroma of rye. Flavor of honey, rye, wheat. Bitter aftertaste. Pretty good.
martinrumsam (557) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy Amber with a very thin beige head. Aroma of dark sugar and fruits. Sweet malty burnt caramel taste with a light bitter touch at the finish very rich. Handles the alcohol well. Medium carbonation. A fine example of the style
fitwitchik (375) - USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bomber into a hoppin frog snifter amber with a slight off white head.
Aroma reminds me of rye whiskey with bitterness.
Flavor is smooth honey. I get apple with this brew but maybe its because it is an older bottle. Nice bitter finish.
Overall a better than average wee heavy/red ale. The rye comes out making this a savory treat.
andrew_drinks (196) - Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG - DEC 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at CBC2012, from some old notes. Dirty deep burnt sienna brown, little head. Dull hop aroma with a burnt sugar edge. Flavour of rich caramel with a biting hop bitterness.
gnoff (8035) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber bottle thanks t). On October 31, 2014.
Hazy brown color, teal head, sweet malty scent. Sweet, malty, some wee bit caramel taste. Sweet, alcohol aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium low bitterness.