Headbanger (3663) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle 3/31/10 (Binny’s Plainfield)-50° in Snifter- Pours a dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of hops, pine, and citrus. Taste of malt, hops, and caramel. A nice medium to full bodied brew that is full of flavor and is balanced very well. Another kick ass brew from Lagunitas.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft at Taco Mac, Windward... pours a brown color with a small off white head... big piney hop nose with a medium body filled with big malts, more hops, some chocolate notes and some bread... really nice hopped up imperial brown which is very drinkable.
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks for sharing, bro! Pours a dark brown color with a medium off-white head. Aroma is light fruit, citrus hops, and biscuity malt. Taste is light chocolate, citrus hops, and light fruit. It’s almost a ’dirty’ APA. Pretty good.
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - MAR 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Overall? Damn good! Full of piney resinous hops as well as a nice dry malt. Reminds me of the other ’Imperial Reds’ out there, but this one has more of a cannabis like flavor in the nose. Pours deep copper with beige head. Oh, and if you’re wondering why Wilco instead of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot - ATF would not like beer labeled whiskey and Lagunitas would get in trouble.
Shonkers (15) - Parkland, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
OK my friends--I’m a BIG Arrogant Bastard fiend--LOVE the stuff. This is a variation of that style. Nice hoppy smell, malty taste. It’s like a candy apple version of an AB, in that it’s a less bitter, sweeter style of that delectable brew. NICE! Shonkers likes. Rides the Crazy Train to my Brain. This is another example of the genius that is Lagunitas, and I can only hope this becomes a year-round production of that fine company. My only gripe? As a pilot, "WTF" is phonetically spelled out "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot", NOT "WILCO Tango Foxtrot". Lagunitas probably thought saying "Whiskey" on the label would be too confusing....
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle thanks to swalden28. poured deep amber with a beige head. aroma of caramel and pine resin. flavor was pine and melted plastic, and some horrible after bitter. body was light with high carbonation. i didnt care for this.
badgerben (4722) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown/reddish color with a medium head. Big pine and citrus aroma. Smells a bit like a hop vine. Light grain. Strong bitter taste up front. Quite malty, and a lot of biscuit character. A little piney hop flavor. Dry finish.
jazz88 (2638) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A tea brown color with a laced off-white head. A nice toasted malty aroma with nuts and a hint of grapefruit. Well balanced, clean and a great drinkin’ beer.
Ibrew2or3 (7777) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at the Whole Foods / CCB Cask Event. It pours hazy muddy amber with thin tan head. The aroma starts spicy with hops to go along with some pine hops, some vague sugary sweetness and a vague sugary dark fruitiness. The taste is awash with spicy pine hops giving up a yum response from my senses and then getting mildly sweet with malts as well as dark roasted maltiness. And then toward the finish a little bit of dark fruity esteriness show up with plums and very ripe cherries off in the background. Nice hop forward goodness here.
LinusStick (3073) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent American strong ale but suffers from the same thing a lot of this style do. A lack of individuality. All of the beers we lump into this category taste exactly the same. This beer tastes like an overly malty under hopped Arrogant Bastard. Strong dark caramel malt with very little hops to balance it out. Hints of toffee in the aftertaste. Medium carbonation. Pour was a nice dark brown with a one finger near tan head. Been here many times before