Concealer (461) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap. Clear dark amber with an off white head. Aroma is raisins, toasted malt, and light fruit. Flavor is caramel, fruit, and buscuit. Medium bodied.
deyholla (5395) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Tapwerks. Pours a clear deep amber with an off-white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of bread and grain with a touch of toffee and biscuit. Flavor starts sweet with toffee and grains then mellows to a bit of a bready finish.
Brigadier (2605) - Northeastern Ohio, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft in Bloomington (IN)
A respectable beer from Left Hand is enjoyable although after a few minutes it gets boring. Four ounces is enough to get a handle on a flavorful beer that is average for the folks in Longmont.
Aroma / Appearance - The deep ruby red base soaks up the light. A wispy ochre head hangs on for dear life. Malt, maple, woody oak, and a few other things lurk in the background. Nothing is memorable after a while.
Flavor / Palate - Sweet caramel, malt,and the sticky taste of black cherries dipped in a bit of sugar warm the throat. The warm alcoholic finish is a mixture of malts and Twix. If toned down it would be more enjoyable. Hopefully the next entry in the series improves on this release.
RobertDale (2614) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Comes reddish brown with a small biege head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and caramel. Taste is similar with a bit of smoke. Decent enough.
onceblind (3191) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy amberish copper, very thin head. The nose is belgianesque and dark fruity with a plum/date ester. The taste is a bit dry for my taste, but has a earthy caramel and dusty raisin tone about it. Hard to explain. Not a fan.
b3shine (3517) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to taster. Looks good; a transparent amberish copper with thin foamy off-white head. Smells solid; malty with notes of caramelized sugar. Tastes like it smells, only a little sweet(er). Average on the palate. Decent beer.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at Hoppin’ Frog. The beer pours a clear brownish-amber color with a thin foamy white head that recedes quickly. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of smoked malt and fruit. Medium-bodied with flavors of burnt malt, Fruity Pebbles and coffee. The finish is sweet with a sugary cereal malt aftertaste. Average overall.
jmagnus87 (2034) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. From notes. Fruits with a decent caramel backbone. I’m really starting to dig the Alt style.
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at hops and pie. Pours brown with an inch of khaki foam. Leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. Dry and sharp on the tongue with a bit of sweetness peeking through. Lingers a bit. Solid.
cbfobes (1942) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Oasis, pours a clear light brown with a really thin head, the aroma is sweet with some caramel and a little bit of fruit coming through, the flavor is much of the same with some bread and sugar in the finish, a little bit of fruit mixes in which breaks up the one note of sweetness.