BadAprilia1000 (272) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown but clean and clear color with a decent thick head. Aroma is huge malt, caramel, nutty, bread, chocolate, coffee, a weak anise flavor, and a slight sugary, candy note that is more pleasant than usual, and a finish of slight hop bitter. Taste is a very smooth malt, bready and doughy, burnt caramel, weak coffee, chocolate, and a bitter that is almost as much from the coffee as the hops. Texture is smooth and velvety out of the bottle, my compatriot says it is more lively off draft. Overall a great beer, very easy to drink, and 9.4%!
bytemesis (3152) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear deep reddish hazel with a medium creamy beige head that dissipates slowly with nice lacing. Aroma is malty, caramel, toffee, nutty, pine, perhaps a touch of smoke. Flavor is medium sweet and lightly bitter, malty, nutty, pine. Medium plus body, creamy mouthfeel. Meh
dinkle50 (972) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear deep red pour. Thin head fades quick. Aroma is light with candy. Mouth is thick. Taste is very strong. Sugar, candy, molasses and caramel. Super sweet, but this is kind of one note and not overly interesting. A little lace present.
Lothore (550) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A- Pours a deep brownish hue with a small, 1 finger tan head which fades quickly.
S- Hints of brown sugar and unidentifiable sweetness.
T- Lots of raisin, artificial dark fruit, hints of brown sugar, molasses.
M- Medium bodied with a decent amount of carbonation.
D- This was a decent brew overall but not one of lagunitas stronger
snoworsummer (2145) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bomber. Pours dark brown with a fizzy beige head. Tastes like raisin, caramel, roasted grains, chocolate, light tobacco and booze. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet malty raisin, syrup, booze, slightly bitter.
sonnycheeba (3559) - 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 (929) - 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 (521) - 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 (5743) - 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 (81) - 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.