FROTHINGSLOSH (4292) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the 12/2012 3R6P tasting. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bright caramel-orange color with a small foamy tan head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was sour caramel, nut, booziness, pepper and faint vague fruits. The flavor was tangy sour caramel, pepper, apple, nut, pear and more booziness. Long pepper, caramel and fruit finish. Moderately full bodied but the booziness distracted. Interesting.
jlieber17 (201) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Pours a maroonish brown with small white head. Aroma is dark fruit, vanilla, yeast, booze. Flavors are...muddled? A bit roasty, a bit sweet, a bit fruity, a bit spicy, a bit boozy. Nothing really stands out. Surprisingly thin bodied; oily.
mjg74 (2428) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Valley Farm. Deep ruby red in color. Sweet and fruity in the nose. Some candy and tropical fruit as well. Somewhat sweet and roasted flavors. A bit of alcohol as well. A pretty smooth sipper.
marcus (5615) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours dark amber with no head and a sweet fruity aroma. There is a hearty sweet dark malt flavor with some plum and a warm alcohol trail.
BillKismet (3164) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Stately amber color, with a ring of head on an otherwise flat body. Not much aroma other than a twinge of malt. Finally some sweet caramel introduces itself. The body is full of fresh grains, warming, honeyed, and with Belgian spicy yeast.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this on tap at Out of the Park Pizza. It’s a big malty beer that finishes sweetly, with notes of cherry. The big alcohol percentage is well hidden.
madmitch76 (12162) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
3rd April 2012
Hazy deep amber beer. Tidy pale tan head - bubbly. Semi dry palate. Rich caramel and dried fruits. Mild aniseed alcohol. Mild banana and bubblegum esters. Semi dry finish that is mildly warming. Not bad.
thetmaxx (705) - West Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into my Karl Strauss glass. Aroma is caramel, and burnt. Smells like a amber. Flavor is similar, sweet, caramely, blah. Too much like a amber for my liking. I don’t detect the alcohol. It is thick and oily on the tounge.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear amber color/ ivory head. Spicy toffee, belgian yeast spice, marshmallow aromas. medium bodied. Spicy, grainy caramel flavors with rootbeer, dark pit fruits, fuel alcohol--too sweet n boozy
beersearcher (2165) - Glendale, California, USA - JAN 7, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark orange in color. Really quite sugary sweet but not cloying at all. Seems a little weak for a quad but an interesting take for a Cali Christmas.