kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: August 09, 2011
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: opaque dark red, frothy beige head, drippy streaks of lace
Aroma: strong malt aroma, earthy and sweet, light fruityness
Flavor: rich dry malt flavor, bready yet earthy and dry, only a hint of sweetness and then only upon warming, plenty of bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
Ratman197 (9042) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber courtesy of Craftbeerdesign (thanks Geoff) poured a clear dark reddish asmber with a lasting amber head. Aroma of caremel, toasted malt, earthiness and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, toasted malt and a hint of fruittiness with a smooth lingering malty finish. A solid malty amber but I prefer a little more hops in an Amber.
Dogbrick (7244) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at GABF 10/11/2012, thanks to Bluemeow76 for assistance with note-taking. Reddish-amber color with a medium off-white head and strings of lace. Aroma of roasted malt. Light body with flavors of caramel, sweet malt and a touch of hops. The finish is short and malty. Just average overall.
ChainGangGuy (4280) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle - $8.49 at Olde Crabapple Bottle Shoppe in Alpharetta, Georgia. Hopefully, each of these subsequent future one-offs wonít see the incremental price boost of the releases so far.
Appearance: Pours an opaque, amber-brown body with a tall, sudsy, ecru head.
Smell: Malty aroma, both bready and toasty and with some slightly sweetish, nutty butterscotch notes on the perimeter. Grassy, lightly citrusy hops.
Taste: Bready, deeply toasty malts with just a sliver of roast to start things off. Modestly sweet. Earthy, citrusy hops with a punchy though not overbearing bitterness. A bit of growing grassiness as it beings to warm up a tad. Also some more nuttiness and a hint of diacetyl showing as it goes along. Drying, earthy finish with some bitterness enduring into the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Itís decent enough, both amply hoppy and malty (though not particularly sweet). Iím not so certain itís nearly nine bucks decent, but still.
unclemattie (4035) - Georgia, USA - AUG 29, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. Medium reddish-brown color, white head. Aroma of fresh cut pine, caramel malts, some herbal florals. Good amount of toasted malts, harsh / sharp pine bitterness. Overall, this beer seems to be missing something. Perhaps a bit of buttery diacytl?
emacgee (3875) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours sharp reddish orange with one finger sandstone tan head. Nose is citrusy and herbal, peanut hull and bready malt. Moderate bitterness, piney and sharp hop character. Straight peanut hull.
dmac (3754) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Thebeersommelier, thanks Matt. Poured a chunky brown body with an average sized foamy head. Aroma of bread, caramel, grains and grassy hops. Medium to fuller bodied with average carbonation. Flavor is loads of malts with lots of grains, toast and a light dirty citrus hoppiness. Solid amber ale.
SSSteve (3665) - - JUL 30, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. deep amber, almost brown, with a small white head. nose is toasty malts with a light floral hop note. flavor is malty with toasted malts and nuts. no sweetness. some bitter hops that donít really flavor the beer much except to add bitterness which is fine for this style. i would prefer a little more sweetness overall because without it seems a bit astringent.
drfabulous (3646) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce thanks to Debi. Big malty caramel flavor. Something akin to a brown ale. Lacking the hops overdrive I expect from a big red. I may be drinking this too long after it was bottled and the hops have had some fade. Somewhat tasty finish.
SpringsLicker (3046) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep coppery red body with a tall, long lasting, off-white head.
The aroma is fruit and light molasses.
The flavor follows the aroma with the addition of some hop bitterness that adds to the malt sweetness and then becomes dominant in the finish.