tsd08460 (94) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: caramel, alcohol,
Appearance: deep brown-red, clear, tan head
Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter,
Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter finish
demannu (126) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not sure what to think about this. Sweet yet bitter. Not what i would call balanced though. It’s more like they are clashing flavors instead of them working together to create one unified taste. Soft smooth mouth feel but leaves a dry stickiness in the mouth that i can not say i admire. For the price (@$5.00) it’s a decent beer. Just not something that would come to mind if i was asked to make a recommendation.
redtechnj (245) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance-Reddish dark amber, nice beige head with good lacing.
Aroma- malty, boozy, brown sugar, sherry.
Flavor- Hippy with a brown sugar sweetness, fruity, sherry ,boozy
csaso (1587) - Missouri, USA - MAR 18, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - small foamy head, very dark Amber color, strong balanced aroma and flavor, deep caramel malt and fruity hops, smooth finish with a fair amount of alcohol notes, almost reminds me of a barleywine, very good overall
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sfontain (832) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz from Anderson’s, Dublin, OH at $5.99. Another Lagunitas strong ale, SHOCKING! Sweet, malty, red, fruit, alcohol, toffee, caramel, vanilla. Stickier and sweeter than I was expecting, there’s clearly a lot of unfermented sugar left in this one, which is not particularly typical of Lagunitas brews.
Gachupines (1031) - USA - MAR 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a reddish tinge and a slight white head. Aroma is sweet, a little boozy with maybe a hint of vanilla extract. Flavor is boozy with a bit of vanilla, a touch of bourbon and maybe just a little dark fruit. Hops in the body, but the sweetness is fairly overwhelming. A touch cloying, but interesting.
sturmthis (824) - Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Dark brown with one finger white head. Dark fruit aroma, not over powering. Dark fruit and cinnamon taste. Pretty good.
willisread (529) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at CBM Jimbocho. Deep amber color with a soapy head that lasts throughout. Lots of caramel, toffee, sorghum, on the nose with hints of dried apricot and resiny hops. More of the same on the palate. Strong malt backbone with the sweetness really shining as it warms up to room temperature. Hides the alcohol fairly well. Full-bodied beer with a rich and slightly creamy mouthfeel. Hops stand out on the big dry finish.
exeter (440) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark red with a very spotty lacing. The taste starts caramel and chocolate then almost a red wine. nice mix. a little thick across the tongue. not sessionable.
TheCaptMatey (176) - Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a clear dark ruby brown colour with an off white head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt, toffee, brown sugar, and what seems to be a fruity(cranberry) notes. Flavor is caramel, toffee, dark fruits, and a moderate dry hop bitterness. Full bodied with a chewy mouthfeel. Soft bitterness with a sweet light boozy finish. Really enjoyable.