darb85 (208) - Canton, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber brown with decent head. Smells amazing citrus piny nose. Caramel and molasses leads with citrus notes. finishes sweet and mellow with minor bitter lingering.
Augdraught1981 (261) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - SEP 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a medium amber with strong citrus fruit on the nose. Strong initial bitter bite that intensifies on the back end with a very strong alcohol presence. I can taste some sweet malt, citrus & maybe a little syrup along with the bittering & flavoring hops. Intense & very well done.
Oldschool_Mike (296) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle into snifter. Pours a clearish amber colour with a little off white head that disappears. Aroma is jammy fruit with a little spiciness. Taste is jammy fruit with some alcohol. This is a very nice beer.
Dacrza (788) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
DATE TASTED: August 20, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: La fin du Monde... OCCASION: school prep wok--with The Desolation of Smaug... APPEARANCE: dark, amber brown body that is dense and imposing; head is off-white and creamy; lacing is impeccably dense and substantial... AROMA: a mellow suggestion of citrus, with a wet, biscuity malt balancing the promise nicely; flowery hints end the array ... PALATE: a coating, thick-as-molasses, warms the throat with a smooth, fulfilling consistency that could not further belie the 9.3 % ABV contained within it... TASTE: immediate impressions of a brown ale, dry, nutty as almonds or pecans, sugar, darker citrus, prunes, sweet and biscuit malts, and lighter citrus--mango and grapefruit, mostly... a strong, full-bodied, ale worthy of a snifter... OVERALL: High hopes for this one have not gone unmet--a powerful American answer to the Belgian and English strong ales that I so enjoy... the balance in its maltiness suggests a seasonal indeed, but this beer can thrive in any season that requires a beer of strength... by the second pint, a tingle is assured in the toes, with its strength surging...how this beer begs for a third bottle! what a blessing to live in a time when beer of this kind is available year round and across the country... I have little clue as to the meaning behind the name, but what a beautiful, bold, rewarding beer...
altonbrownd (5176) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Chevy Chase Beer and Wine. Amber body with medium head. Nose is hops, citrus and malts. Taste is hops, citrus and pine. Finish is hoppy and sweet. Really nice.
MarkSachon (877) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. Tasted nice, had a sweet and savory aspect as well. Packed a wallop.
Hinez57 (230) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - AUG 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep gold to mid-copper in color with thin white head, decent lacing, small protein/other chunks in a very small amount that quickly settled. Very C-hop centric but a little fruity on the nose with malt and almost maple syrup nose. Wonderfully citrus forward flavor, malty backbone, hay, lightly toasty. Wonderful palate/mouthfeel. Overall surprisingly drinkable for a 9+% hoppy ale. Very pleasantly surprised by this as I’ve had strike-outs with most Lagunitus brews tasted in MS. Just a wonderful beer, glad I picked it up.
iggynelix (132) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at TK as 10.5 pour. Looks like a Yuengling with a thin head. Then so much vanilla and caramel. Nose hints of roasted malts. Slight bitterness hops on the finish but oh so yummy.
JanosX (49) - - JUL 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden copper in color with a wonderfully thick and creamy head. The bitterness is at the forefront but it finishes sweet and smooth. It's not balanced, each component is purposefully opposed to the other but the outcome is delicious!
truebluehes (196) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - JUL 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nothing that stands out about this beer, but overall it's just really enjoyable. A weirdly hopped bitter with hint of caramel, toffee, and vanilla.
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