sonnycheeba (3042) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear tawny brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is cookie and bready malts, caramel, molasses, light floral notes, fig, and prunes. Flavor is chewy malts, caramel sweetness, light hop bitterness, dark fruit esters, and some booze; malty, sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
monk191 (722) - California, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
An interesting beer, a weird mix of tastes, can't put my finger on what. Pours an absolutely beautiful deep ruby red color with a thin white head. Smells like a strawberry cremesicle. Almost has a grainy wort smell. A lot of maltiness in the taste, with some hops throughout, some cherry pie, with a tiny amount of malt liquor in the finish. Had in the bottle.
krumbum (402) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark reddish chestnut, thin but lasting head. Very light malt smells. Taste sweet and smooth almost a candied hop light stick left behind. Great malty sweet beer with a slight under bitter.
Braudog (5486) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Rich, deep red color with a muddy, thick whipped topping. Extracting an aroma through that thick head is pretty difficult. But this drinks with a big, rich character ... viscous and full of thick caramel, a nice little tangy twist interwoven in that soupy base. Good heavy but easy to drink beer for a cool evening. (#5460, 3/14/2014)
fezzy (71) - California, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is largely sweet, dark dried fruits and dark malt. Not much aromatic hopping in the nose, although enough in the taste to provide balance for all that sweet malty richness. Hops come through mostly as a syrupy citrus element. Not terribly complex, and a little sweet for me, even for the style, but not bad, and decently drinkable considering the test and the sugar.
Nejhleader (1182) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice hoppy dark fruit aroma. Taste is some dark fruit, blend of pine hops, some malt. Not bad
Scrapersnbeer (1432) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is heavy caramel and light spicy. Clear, deep reddish tan. Flavor is the inverse of the aroma: there is a ton of sweet baking spice in this thing. Hints of ginger like some winter warmer beers. Like a bitter cake. Thick and rich body; the strength is not so subtle as claimed. A hard beer to start the night with...or end with.
ROBC3366 (359) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of dried fruit caramel colored no head. Taste of grain and yeast with a slightly bitter palate
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hockeybeerguy (909) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The appearance has a semi-dark brown colored body with a thin less than a half fingered white foamy head that ends up leaving a very good drastic clingy lacing to the glass.
The smell has some very sweet roasted caramel malts.
The taste is exceptionally sweet, bready, and sticky in the flavoring. There is a super sweet sticky caramel aftertaste with a dry sweet finish.
On the palate, it sits about a medium on the body with a decent sessionable aspect to it. The carbonation is decent for the style and for me as its semi smooth and barely anything harsh.
Overall, this is an American Strong Ale by style - hey way to go Lagunitas, I’d have this one again as its good for the style and for me.
levcool (18) - - MAR 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had on draft at Lucky Pie in Denver. Caramel color is pleasing to the eye. Not much for odor. Easy on the palate with a smooth finish. Good addition of hops.