JPDurden24 (1579) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown pour with an off white head. Aroma of sugary candy and toffee. Taste is caramel, earthy, and a little spicey. This was very enjoyable.
ReggieDunlap (3071) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an opaque deep amber with a medium tan head. Aroma has lots of candied fruits...alomost a mild vanilla...very lt pine. Flavor has a bit more pine...cuts the sweetness of the candied fruit...tastes like a barleywine. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is fruity/bitter and dry.
jredmond (5330) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at pony. Pours a clear amber red with off white lacing. Aroma is sweet chocolate and fresh hop, a very interesting combination indeed. Mouthfeel is medium and refreshing with notes of sweet chocolate malts, light fruit, booze, light hop and faint grass.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice ruby brown color with a short tan head. Scent of cherries and wood, taste is pretty sweet with some wood flavors, decent.
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jmikolich (1446) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2012
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
on tap at buckeye, this smells strong, but i had no idea, it tastes like pure acetone to me, either a dirty glass or something but this beer is like drinking nail polish remover... burning sensation and cheap vodka is what this is to me.
arminjewell (6175) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour on tap, dark orange red with off white head, aroma brought notes of grain, bready and biscuit notes, slight caramel, toffee notes, hints of a spicy and grass forward hop as well. Taste is a mix of caramel, toffee, hints of earth and grain, slight spice, yeast, and grassy notes, hints of an herbal hop, finishing fairly bitter and dry. Wasn’t really my thing.
jstraw (1920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Brown with good, creamy, tan head / Hoppy nose of burnt caramel and grass / Medium body, hint of sweetness, creamy and somewhat chewy, big alcohol well hidden, with excellent balance and bitter finish / Flavors of semisweet chocolate, burnt caramel, wet leaves, and dry hops, with citrus notes / Has more of a brown ale character than that of a black ipa.
mcb (36) - - JUL 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not as aggressive as Stone Arrogant Bastard, but hey Left Hand isn’t claiming to be so "arrogant" with this brew. Great balance and a good brew to have with a fireside chat!
DogfishFred (36) - - JUL 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into a glass from the tap. Dark amber color with no head. Slightly sweet smelling and a strong finish.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap at Left Hand. Pours a mahogany color. Really sweet and boozy. Ick. Some hops after that initial impression, but still, really didn’t enjoy this.