PorterPounder (4943) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tampa, Fl - Total Wine - 12 oz bottle. Pours a dark copper with a light off-white head - light coating of lace. Sweet syrupy, almost cloying aroma - maple syrup comes to mind. Flavor is equally sweet, too much of everything, no subtlety. Sweet maple syrup accents, some sweet jellied candy notes, just a hint of citrus bitterness. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Back to the drawing board on this one.
rougeau13 (1766) - Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Flying Saucer. Orange-copper with a modest off-white head. Aroma of must, pine, and citrus. Taste is bitter and a bit sweet, and slightly boozy. Medium-full body.
Westmeister (1303) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2012
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle. After thinking about, I have decided to rate this brew although infection was apparent immediately after taking a first whiff. Carbonation and color were as expected. However, the nose lent itself to a very sweet and thick buttery aroma. Which from my understanding is a diacytl infection. This was not pleasant but decided to have some sips to fully understand the issue. Taste was even heavier butter with just touches of citrus underneath. After two sips I was done and the infection confirmed. I hate to rate so poorly, but I feel as if I am divulging potentially helpful info.
wxman (1275) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours and orange/amber with a full creamy off white head. Grapefruit and pine aroma. Taste is sweet mouthcoating caramel malt, bread dough, rock candy, butter and an assertive hop presence that manifests itself in significant bitterness and tart sour grapefruit character. Well balanced for such a busy beer. Some alcohol noted after the swallow. Exceptionally good.
wickster (82) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a pint fron 12oz bottle. Wow, overall this is a very impressive beer. Strong alcohol taste...medium hops balanced with some good malt.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Pours deep amber with a beige head. Sweet ass citric hoppy aroma, with sweet malts and piney Christmas tree goodness. The flavor has piney and citric hops that are well balanced with sweet caramel malts and sweet citric hops. I must have gotten this fresh as hell because it was awesome.
carboloader (639) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Sugarland Flying Saucer. Pours transparent reddish amber with decent soapy white head. Citrus and melon, but the complex malt profile is what gets my attention. Has honey tones and richer malt backbone than expected. This is a good example of the style and hides the 10% well.
r464 (1655) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark copper color with a thin tan head that fades quickly. Sweet malts with a caramel like taste, hints of fruit (citrus and banana) and honey. A nice and full hops finish. A tad bitter, but not too overwhelming.. Not as strong as the alcohol content would lead you to believe.
JPDurden24 (1381) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer pours a nice dark carmel with a creamy head. Aroma is a citrusy with a hint of orange, Hoppy and a little sweet and malty. Some honey flavor. Overall really smooth. Not much bite at the end. Enjoyable overall.
kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful honey colored pour with thick creamy head. Very hoppy. Noticable honey flavor which makes it somewhat unique and excellent.