Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 13, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brew pours with a deep burgundy body topped by a thick, off-white head with a good amount of lacing. The aroma is sweet, malty and caramelly with nice fruity notes and a touch of alcohol. The flavor is sweet, malty and caramelly with slight fruity notes and a nice bitterness in the finish. Full bodied, smooth adn slightly warming.
DedicatedToFun (1595) - SoCal, California, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good strong ale, bevmo made this happen, bomber of course, good strong (9%) sipping beer
Thewade (228) - USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid, but not my nearly my favorite Lagunitas offering. Not a whole lot going on, but a solid ale nonetheless.
HughConway (678) - Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pounder of the 2013 Release - 9.4% ABV indicated. Pours copper brown, khaki-white head that persists. Aroma is a little roast, a little hop not much. Taste is clear and sweet. A bit of that characteristic Lagunitas funk which seems to be more present than it used to.
johnnnniee (1826) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a brilliant reddish brown color with a decent sized creamy off white head that shows moderate retention and a fair amount of lace. An almost artificial smelling fruity nose with lots of grape, cherry, and tangerine. Brown sugar, caramel and hints of yeast esters play supporting roles. Little to no hop aroma. The flavor is quite complex actually. Sweet and sugary up front mixed with grape dimetapp and a hint of wet cardboard. A hint of earthy hop flavor mixed with a bit of alcohol comes through next as do some quad like yeasty flavors. Lingering dark sugar drizzled cherries long after each sip. Medium to thick body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a sweet almost syrupy mouthfeel. Odd brew for sure, it took me a bit to figure it out, and it was somewhat drinkable. Probably wouldn’t seek out again, but glad to try it.
DCLawyer (1164) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber->tulip. Clear amber with big frothy lite tan head. A: dark fruit, sweet malt, raisins; like a Belgian strong ale. T: boozy, with sweet malt and bittersweet overripe fruit; more like a barley wine. Bit messy.
dhunter151 (399) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Pours dark reddish brown with a thin white head that dissipates to nothing. Toffee, caramel, tobacco, moderate bitterness, boozy. I didn't really like this one. Lagunitas has much better offerings.
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Awktoberfest (200) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Grape soda taste...No thanks .......smells good................sipper.......
---Ra via Beer Buddy for iPhone
abcfan (652) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well done. Smells like apple bread. Pours red with an off white head. Sweet sticky caramel notes, slightly boozy, with a caramel apple finish.
Emeister84 (635) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of red apple, cherries, caramel, and alcohol. Clear ruby with a mostly lasting, small off-white head. A tad sweet, fruity, a little boozey, and well balanced with a hit of dry bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied, sticky, warming, and finishes with tones of syrupy fruit and mild alcohol.
zickbeer_ye (186) - Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet fresh caramel apple and sour grape aroma. off white thin head and pure red body. Sweet earthy dry fruit falvors. Sweet and crisp on the palate.