chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I am really starting to like this style.
A beautiful beer. Rich dark and red-tinted with a tall tan head and wonderful lacing and retention.
Aroma is all over the place with biscuit, red licorice, prune juice, and vanilla extract. Curiously, I wonder if there isnít a pinch of Belgian yeast in there as well.
The flavor is not so complicated. But it is very pleasant. Heavier fruity malts (thereís that Belgian slant again.) A strong and balancing hoppiness. (I am so used to drinking hoppy beers that this beer seems normal to me.) Taste is consistent.
Mouthfeel is medium heavy. Couple with the malt is seems to border on syrupy. The only thing that saves this beer from being a little cloying is a medium carbonation that keeps the beer alive on the tongue.
Overall I think this is a really good beer. The label is funny as hell in a political way. Nice job, Lagunitas.
ttoadee (1242) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium brown pour, finger + of tan head, some persistent lace. Nose is cocco and malt. Bittersweet. Middle is chocolate, caramel, alcohol, and deep roasted malt. Finish is boozy, little sweet.
Brentv (639) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at ABV Pub in Hillsboro, OR. Clear brown with white head. Biscuit and slight caramel aroma and taste. Not bitter. Malty but not sweet. Medium mouthfeel.
AndyW68 (1423) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 25, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown with amber halo. Aroma is tea, leather, and tobacco. Taste is tea and pine. I like. Not over the top.
IslandHaole (1228) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - JUL 20, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear brown, dark amber with orange edges, tan head. Interesting aroma with ripe plums, sun tea, hints of shoe, treacle, cocoa and cigar tobacco. Great feel, full body, rich chewy malts, cotton candy, resinous hops, plenty of tea, nice lingering pine tar aftertaste. Very good, I could drink this often!
BeerFanDan17 (1073) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - JUL 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delicious! Nice hoppy brown with tons of flavor. On draft at the Pataluma tap house. Try it!
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JPDIPSO (5519) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 24, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark copper color with a bone colored head. Head is moderately sized but rather clingy to the glass. Caramel and citrus aromas abound. Iím not a big fan of this combination, but Iím sure there are many who find it quite enjoyable. Light sweet start with caramel and grapefruit flavors. Itís not like a grapefruit with caramelized sugar on top, more grapefruit dipped in caramel. Iím thinking more and more like this is just a hop juiced strong amber. OK STFU and drink MírFír. Know what Iím saying. 6/10
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of coffee/chocolate kinda sweet. Roast bitter coffee flavor with nice hop ending.
commonshawn (1012) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at new bohemia. Short pour. Light amber with medium white fuzzy head. Malty nose. Really nice balance. Malt but well balanced. High sugar. Great body. Liked it.
miyauchi38 (1094) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
c1raider (135) - New York, USA - AUG 25, 2015
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Stereotypical ale up front followed by a deep, yet suttle, chocolate and coffee notes. Good but donít need to find again.