BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crimson and chestnut combine to form the body of the brew while a milky eggshell head rises from its depths. Toasted nuts, honey, roasted malt, and caramel show in the nose and in flavor. Also has a strong hop presence. Medium mouthfeel with ample carbonation. Yum.
stephenj007 (120) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a quick review, as I am short on time....bottle pour, thin, tan head. Clear, red-brown in color, with fizzy carbonation. Nice aromas of sweet burnt caramel, plums, a bit of green apple, and high quality malts. Flavors were nicely balanced, a bit piney, with a warm, bitter finish.
Finishes with a little alcohol bite, and fading aromas. A very good brew, very solid and satisfying.
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Pt Roberts Liquors. Nice, "strong" aroma, with hops prevailing over malt. Dark copper body beneath a creamy tan head. A very robust flavour and mouth feel, plus a smooth finish. Nice beer.
johnnysmoke (104) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle. clear deep rusty red under a medium sized, frothy, off-white head. aroma of pine, caramel, lemon, orange. a nice burnt caramel flavor to this one. a hint of roast. toasted malts. plenty of hops in here lend to a piney, citrus flavor.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - APR 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at tasting at stevo’s. Pours amber with beige head. The aroma is orange and tangerine with some light caramel and lots of fruity notes. The flavor is orange, toast, and mild caramel with a bitter aftertaste. Not bad at all.
JaBier (6878) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle purchased at Chuck’s Fine Wines. Clear brown pour with a medium off-white head. Spicy hop nose with caramel malt and some citrus. Grassy hop flavor up front giving way to caramel malt before a grassy bitter finish.
TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - APR 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Hop Devil. Poured a dark copper with a fluffy off white head. Nose was big piny and grapefruit hops but the malt is noticeable too. Almost started like a black ipa but no, it’s different. Big grapefruit ip
front. Then it gets a bit jarbled, or was that just me? Lots of malt back up the hops and it ends very bitter. But the nose is prominent and hits you with hops on every sip even if it’s balanced out in the taste. Some warming. Nice but a tad harsh.
MeadMe (1602) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at hopcat and mellow mushroom. I love lauganitas. Awesome beer insane prices.
A: pours a dark shade of amber with dark brown highlights. Tall offwhite head with insane sheets of lace.
S: rather mild aromas hints of caramel malts and citrus hops. Too mild.
T: mmm tasty. Lots and lots of citrus hops. Enough caramel malt to push through. Hints of sweet pine...and spicy rye?
M; medium in body nice and smooth.
D: tasty and damn drinkable.
nick76 (4372) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2010 The aroma is not as strong as I was expecting but it does have hops and a bit of caramel malt to go along with a bit of earth. The appearance is deep amber with a nice head. The taste is like the aroma with an astringent pineapple-citrus finish. The palate is smooth. Overall not bad but a bit of a disappointment. I’m thinking WTF!
Palidor19 (3151) - Brandon, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
not much too on the overall presence. astrigent hop bitterness with a low malt taste. nothing good