Beerathon (889) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cascazilla is one of my favorite red ales, therefore I imagined I’d love this. I was wrong. It’s a malt bomb with muddled hops and unneeded booziness. Mediocre.
bth122 (1110) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a reddish brown color. Aroma of caramel, malt syrup, floral citrus hop, cherries. Medium bitterness. Some roast malts. Sugars. Syrup malts. Good balance and a bitter finish. Heavy bodied. A big beer. Interesting.
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NikkTwist (1349) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Moriartys. Appeared to be an opaque black pour at first but showed to be a dark clear rusted brown under bright light. Foamy off-white head that left a lot of lace. Strong blunt cigars and dark fruit. Bitter brandied plums. Earthy hops. Truffles. Birch. Varnish. Liquid raisins. Peppers. Liquorice. Band-Aid. Medium-full body. Big ladting spicy fonish. Flavors are a bit harsh but in good balance. Not subtle but pleasantly abrasive.
SSSteve (3637) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 8, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. hazy amber. berry fruit and smoke. holy crap! smoked 2ipa. residual sweetness with berry and floral hops and smoke. smooth and velvety palate. a gem for sure!!
pineypower (2369) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours out a slightly cloudy reddish-brown color with a thin off white to tan head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, toasted malts, light citrus hop notes. Taste is lots of rich caramel, toffee, almost a root-beer flavor, syrup, mild citrus bitterness, some floral notes and a light sticky alcohol warmth on the finish. this one was eh....
Gamin (60) - - DEC 17, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a crazy beer. It has an intense smokiness that overwhelms any significant hop flavor. Hard to drink a lot of it but a lot of fun to try.
jb (2023) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is one odd duck. Looks dark red/amber, very English. Nose is pink grapefruit. Nice. Taste is caramel malt, pine, a bit of booze, some barley-wine-is feel, not my favorite but very interesting, and a bit over the top.
TURDFERGUSON (3878) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared by Jack. Pours a murky, poop water brown with a thin sudsy off white head. Nose is lightly fruity, some cereal malt, granny smith apples, caramel. Flavor is all sorts of weird—lightly smokey and goaty, toffee malts, ugh.
Ron (2315) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Cloudy reddish color with a small tan head. huge, wet, hop aroma. Some caramel sweetness in the background. first taste is a real mix of flavors to sort out. Hops, sweetness. Bit of a burn in the finish offset by the touch of sweetness and hops.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Dadsgiving! Pours a hazed amber brown with a thin white head. A bit of malt, faint hops. Sweet initially, medium-bodied, spicy and malty, hoppy and bitter but not right away. Finishes still sweet with some more malt and a bit of grapefruit. Tasty enough but still too sweet.