AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber body, fluffy tan head, aroma is rich barley and soft floral hops, flavor is deep caramel, upfront bitters without much hop flavor, bitters all the way through to the end of this swig, finishes dry, I think this is a great example of an american strong ale one of the best I’ve had in a while.
argo0 (12515) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Medium off-white head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, some caramel, light earthy. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, caramel, light grapefruit. Medium body, light resin, acidity.
thorongil2 (1970) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(tap) clear, bright amber colour with a small, beige head; aroma of sweet fruit; balanced flavour with a long, medium long sweet and bitter finish
pinkzambia (1763) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 24, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler: Clear brown color with a tan head. Semi-hoppy and malty cereal aroma. Kind of a mealy aftertaste. Nothing that special.
djd07 (6619) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Hopworks Bikebar. Pours a clear copper with medium creamy white head that lasts. The aroma is grain and toasted malt. Medium mouth, caramel, bready malt, light bitterness, decent.
KyotoLefty (8138) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Imazato. Nose of caramel, cherry, raisin, earthy hops, mint. A bit flat in flavor and body. Somewhat dull caramel malt, minty, earthy hops. Not so impressive but ok.
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, amber pour, off white head, nose and taste are caramel, sweet, nutty, boozy
DSG (9343) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[2/26/15] Draught at Hopworks BikeBar in Portland. Clear amber. Aroma of malt, caramel and light hoppiness. Flavor has some sweet caraemelly malt and bitter piney hops. Medium-bodied.
maxwelldeux (4219) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear amber color with a smallish off-white head on there. Nose is strong with grains, and has some toasty bread notes to it as well. Taste is moderately dry with a bit of a bite on the back end. Almost tastes like there’s sorghum to it. Odd.
stevoj (3125) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Velvety smooth, orange copper ale with small creamy head, thick lacing. Light malty aroma leads into smooth biscuity flavor with hops on the backplane. Overall alcohol warmth minus the burn.
22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very pretty ruby red, clear, good head. Medium caramel malt aroma hits you first, sweet toffee like aromas, there’s a citrus hop background, but not too overpowering or up front. Sweetness is kept in check, well-balanced with the bitterness which is smooth. A very enjoyable double-ale.