PorterPounder (7420) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks for ericandersnavy for bringing this to the tasting at Proof in Tallahassee. Medium copper pour, nice off-white head. Solid standard spruce aroma, hint of mint. Flavor has some nice subtle grapefruit notes and minty rye plays a prominent role in the back end. Thick, rich mouthfeel.
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11/2/11. 750mL bottle courtesy ericandersnavy! Hazy orange pour with a nice khaki head that sticks. Fruity, tropical, hoppy aroma with spicy grain that reminds me of fruity rye bread or breakfast cereal. Sweet, malty flavor at first, a bit like rye bread, that lingers fruity and hoppy. Interesting, but nice!
Roonai (305) - - OCT 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Shared by deyholla, thanks derek! Pour is an opaque orange brown with a white head that lasts throughout and laces. nose is a rich combination of pinapple tropical fruits, resiny citrus hops and faint rye backing. Taste is similar with a big citrus, resiny hop pop and tons of carbonation on the palate. Nice complexity and notes, but the mouthfeel isn’t my favorite.
egajdzis (6134) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, pine, citrus, toasted rye, and light spices. Taste of citrus, grass, spicy rye, pine, and grapefruit.
KevBrew (37) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 28, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber/brown, Large frothy white head, a bit cloudy (but has travelled 8,000 mls in my luggage) good lacing. Spice, cloves, cinnamon, musk, candy, pepper, flowers, fig, apple. Smooth, round oily palate. Lingering bitter, peppery finish.
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It pours amber brown with a white head and great retention. The aroma is excellent in the nose - light sweet candy hoppy and light on the rye, right up my wheelhouse. The flavor is hops dominant over the rye as well, which is not forward at all in this one. It settles with some orange citrus bitterness that is nice on the tongue.
onceblind (7495) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
GABF 2011. Slight hazy rustic gold, thin dissipating head. Nice citrusy hoppy tones on the aroma, some grapefruit, rye bread dough, yeastiness, with mild toffee under it. Pretty big on body. Flavor has nice amounts of citrus fruit, floral hops, a wee bit of herbal hops, a good amount of toffee, but not too sweet, as hops take most of the show. Pretty good, nothing spectacular.
deyholla (10214) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber brown with a a grayish tan head that is fluffy and dissipates slowly to the edges. A decent amount of sediment in second pour. Aroma has a good amount of tropical fruits with a bit of light citrus and grass with a bit of backing rye. Flavor is similar with tropical fruits up front that mellow it to a bit of a bitter finish with pine and grass. Not as much rye on the tongue.
emacgee (4613) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours coppery brown with a slight haze and effervescent carbonation. Billowing dense creamy off white head, significant lacing. Nose is fine, bready and spicy with some peanut hull and toasted grain. Slight astringency and bite in the flavor, zesty and spicy with some peppery notes. bready with some citrus rind. Meh.
gringo332 (612) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy reddish amber with a big off-white head that lasts and lasts. Nice lacing. Aroma of citrus, pine, rye, caramel and sweet fruit. Taste is sweet and fruity, malty and moderately bitter. Medium bodied, a touch fizzy, and quite dry.