UXO (866) - CANADA - MAR 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear amber-brown with three fingers of light tan head, excellent retention and lacing. (5/5) Nose is toffee malt, brown sugar, dark slightly boozy stone fruit, mild pine resin. (7/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter, mild peppery spice. (7/10) Medium slightly creamy body, moderate carbonation, lingering bitter and mild spicy finish. (4/5)
Surprisingly smooth and light for a beefy ABV. I keep thinking there’s rye in there because of the little spice kick, but it doesn’t appear that there is. An interesting deep and rich malty brew. I’m not generally a fan of malty, but this works pretty well. Not sure I’d shave my eyeballs for it, but... (15/20)
AgentAle (1116) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is rich roasty caramel malts with honey, brown sugar and a subtle but nice hop aroma of clove and lemon grass. Taste is deep rich malts with toffee and caramel flavors. Quite creamy mouthfeel. Transitions into a well balanced hop profile that is just complex enough to enjoy thoroughly. Appearance is a clear dark amber with a thin beige head that retains somewhat well.
Cousin_Larry (643) - - MAR 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty standard strong ale. Plum/brandy flavor. Very little or no burn. Aftertaste is a little bitter.
tsd08460 (265) - 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 (207) - 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 (265) - 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 (1731) - 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 (845) - 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 (1091) - 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 (912) - 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.