FestDecBeet (136) - - JUL 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Look: pours a amber color. White head with no lacing. Very clear.
Smell: hoops. Alcohol. Sweet maltiness. Dark fruit.
Taste: bitter. Sweet malt. Carmel. Alcohol. Slight spiciness.
Feel: dry. Leaves a film in the mouth. Medium carbonation.
Overall: ok. Good relaxing beer to sip on.
First drank: home 7/19/14
psuCE03 (135) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
via Bockyhorsey via Fantasy Baseball
Strong spicy citrus aroma. Thick frothy head. Hops hops and more hop flavor. Great tasting brew!
toby00777 (135) - California, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber, and a moderate cream colored head. Aroma has a biscuit malt presence and plenty of floral and piney hops. Taste is of the biscuit malts balancing with a somewhat aggressive hop profile. Mouthfeel is creamy.
mikedevilsfan (134) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 13, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hop bomb explosion- old ale or not! Caramel malt backed up by hops approaching a barley wine. Very good.
hamrech (134) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Simple, brutal, dangerous tasty brew. Hops carry the flavor but are well-blended overall. The strangest thing is the medium-brown color coupled with the nearly outright white head. Pretty straightforward and extremely easy to drink for a beefcake such as this.
bigben873 (132) - Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma - Pleasant roasted malt
Appearance - Dark Amber, clear, light head.
Taste - Medium malt, light hops.
Palate - Slightlly bitter
Overall - solid big beer, but nothing special
TheShat (131) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours cloudy amber brown with an average head. Lots of floaties! Heavy molasses aroma with some nuttyness. A hint of grapefruit? The flavor is sweet with hints of caramel/candy. Lively bitter finish that sticks to the mouth. Not bad but I think my bottle as past its prime.
BeerGuyTWMore (128) - Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance is intriguing: a mahogoney wih ruby tinge; off-white smooth head. Honey notes overwhelm pine, grapefruit, rose petal, caramel/toffee (some burnt molasses maybe) and some wood on the nose. Flavor characteristics follow suit (lot of resinous citrus) but also some plummy notes-nice creamy medium body. Exceptional!
bseribeer (128) - Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good concoction from Lagunitas. Pours a beautiful amber with a thin, tan head. Aroma is a bit piney and a tad punget. Taste is bitter with good, strong hops hops. Heavier body with a dry finish. It’s an American Strong, but to me it’s more of an Imperial ESB, if there is such a thing. Less on the sweeter, caramel, more on the hops and bitterness. Enjoyable, and the 9.87% will creep up on you.
jackamackson (127) - USA - JUL 8, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at horsebrass. sweet and carmelly with a touch of citrusy hops. pretty light tasting and deceiving in alcohol content. very tasty.