beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 19, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. Dark red color. Medium sized white foamy head, long lasting strong lacing. Aroma is fruity and sweet, touch of chocolate and some hop aroma that seems to dissipate rather quickly. For some reason I feel like I should be drinking and reviewing this beer wearing a smoking jacket and sunglass with a warm 45 by my side. I would have some vials of ether nearby but this swarm of bat came by and stole them all. A medium to full bodied American Strong Ale. Malts are fruity and sweet with some chocolate and cherry flavors. A medium bitter hoppiness that’s kind of hard to define, sort of grapefruity and earthy but… A big bold beer, but the flavors are not quite an assault to the taste buds. Very smooth taste. Nice beer. As usual an interesting and hard to analyze beer from Lagunitas. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. I’m feeling a little lightheaded, maybe someone else should finish this rating.
yespr (28627) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours murky orange with a yeast sediment and a white head. Dry woody and dense caramel malty with a solid citric to orange note. Smooth and yet fruity hops into a slight dry finish.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 2   Light Brown(1)->Dark(5) : 2   Ruby : XX   Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 3
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 2   White(1)->Tan(5) : 2   Lasting: 2   Lacing : 3
Intensity : 3
Yeast : XX   Bread : XX   Apple : XX   Esters : XX   Banana : XX   Phenols : XX   Leather : XX   Perfume : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX
Malt : 4   Biscuity : 2   Toast : 3   Caramel : 3   Toffee : 2   Maple : XX   Molasses : XX   Nuts : 2   Candy : 4   Pumpernickel : XX   Cereals : XX   Fruits : 3   Chocolate : XX   Coffee : XX   Vanilla : XX   Grapes : XX   Blackberries : XX   Dates : XX   Cherries : 3   Plums : 2   Figs : XX
Hops : 3   Noble(1)->American(5) : 3   Leafy : XX   Floral : XX   Orange : XX   Herbal : XX   Spicy : XX   Pine/Spruce/Resin : 3
Notes :   Earth : XX   Wood : XX   Cloves : XX   Smoke : XX   Pepper : 1   Ginger : XX   Peach/Pear/Apricot : 2   Candi Sugar : XX   Anise : XX   Vinous : XX
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4   Sourness : 1   Bitterness : 3   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Light(1)->Full(5) : 4   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 2   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : XX   Oily : 3   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : 2   Mineral : XX   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX
Comments: Quite fruity and very much candied (Jolly Rancher?), malt-oriented, sweet and oily ale with contrasting resinous american hops.
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to hopdog for opening up this retired bottle...
Appears a semi transparent amber with an off white head that fades into a mild film and collar. Streaky lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of caramel, raisins, vanilla, toffee, cookie dough, and oatmeal.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with caramel and plums breaking through as the highlights.
Mouthfeel is slightly bitter with notes of flowers, cherries, and cocoa.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle acquired in trade with DarkElf (thanks!). Poured a deep orangish color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, dark fruits (cherries and plums), citrus, and a little earthy. Tastes of caramel, light roast, dark fruits, and citrus. Smooth body with the alcohol content well hidden.
TomDecapolis (4332) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 31, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to hopdog for opening up this treat. Pours a lightly hazy deep amber with a bunch of floaties and a medium off white bubbly head. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel, leathery, some alcohol, old hops, some oxidation. Flavor of toastd malts, sweet caramel, some toffee, nuts, citrus some light hop bitterness., brown sugar and light hop bitterness. Would have like to try this one fresh to gete more of the hops out of it.
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Get some caramel malts in the aroma.Pours dark amber with a medium off white head.Prety good balance of malts and hops in the flavor.Medium to full mouthfeel with a biter finish.
thebaldwizard (1204) - Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Mr. Dick for being generous enough to trade this one. Caramel malt aroma. Golden brown appearance with a medium head. The palate is fairly full. Taste is of earthy hops, malt, and some bitterness.
nolankowal (921) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle CTV3 shared by that theif moejuck ;) thanks! Brownish orange pour with an off white head. Aroma of grassy, earthy hops and caramel malts. Flavor of caramel malts, grass, some citrus wuth a bit of sourness. Finishes bitter and clean, not bad stuff overall.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by moejuck: Clear amber color with an off white head. Aroma, caramel malts, citrus and earthy hops. Flavor, caramel, earthy hops, a good malt base with some really nice bitterness to it. Real good stuff.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - OCT 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very hot alcoholic nose with notes of molasses and hop resins. Mildly nutty and biscuity with caramel notes. Far too hot for me.