jkwood04 (2932) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle in a stem glass. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Aroma of dark and caramel malts, weird notes, and light bitterness. Flavor bad. Average texture. Might be a bad bottle.
DYCSoccer17 (3157) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013 Bottle purchased at Nugget in Woodland, CA. The aroma is sweet, sticky, with hints of caramel and toffee. A little bit of a solvent-like ethanol character is present, too. Mostly pleasant, though. Transparent ruddy amber body with a medium, off-yellow head that dissipates a little faster than I would like. Starts with a sweet, vinous, lightly cardboard flavor. Some oxidation is here. Becomes a little roasted in the middle, with a light huskiness afterwards. Finishes with a bit of an ethanol burn. All in all, this is pretty good. I think it’s a little hot, though, and probably would be better off being an 8-8.5% beer compared to a 9.5% one.
zizzybalubba (1254) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle from Bottle Mixx, Raleigh, NC (2013 bottle). Brown pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma contains light floral hops with a hefty amount of caramel and toffee malts. Caramel, graham cracker, and chocolate coat the tongue and are quickly followed by tangerine that helps to cleanse the palate. The marriage of flavors here is quite magnificent.
1FastSTi (3220) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours to a deep brown body with a dissipating white head. Aroma is peaty toffee and nougat. Brown sugar and tobacco. The flavor is rather rounded now. This was bought right when it was released. I tried it fresh, but it needed some mellowing. Toffee, smoky scotch, brown sugar, and maduro tobacco. The palate is medium full bodied and really clean. Velvety texture.
alexandersh (193) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Poured dark brown with an off white head. Aroma: Malt. Flavor: Thick and creamy palate. Tastes of malt, intense malt and caramel with bread notes. Quite tasty.
troopie (2293) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark ruby red pour with fast dissipating white head. Aroma, caramel, malt and apple. Flavour is very malty. Bittersweet finish with an unfortunate alcohol medicine tinge.
Elwood (2909) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a deep tea like color with no real head to speak of. The nose has a lot of fruitiness to it, primarily apple, with a little bit of caramel. The flavor is sweet yet it’s a little astringent on the palate. There is a good bit of apple, toasted bread, and a slight earthy bitterness. For some reason this one tastes a little fake to me. Full bodied with average carbonation. I have to say, I would pass on this one.
Handypaul (97) - - MAY 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Pours clear, dark brown with a 2-finger light brown head that disappears too quickly leaving no lacing. Aroma of caramel, butterscotch and smoky burnt molasses. Palate is full body, oily/thick feel, soft carbonation and a long bittersweet sticky finish. Hides the alcohol very well. Quite a good brew!
Thisis12ptfont (710) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Unique smoked BBQ and milk aroma. Very dark blackish magenta with nice lacing. Interesting flavors of amber malt, cinnamon, herbs and yeast. Alcohol is well masked. Some unique flavors I am unable to pinpoint are here. Overall, this is a nice change of pace. Very unique flavors.
sailracer (361) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours a dark brown with minimal head. Very malty flavors with apparent alcohol. Initial taste is sweet but then mellows into a smoky malt flavor with a lingering sweetness. Pretty good overall.