theyshookhands (243) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark amber with a fair tan head and a little lace. Aroma is of citrus hops, earthy, some malts, hint of grapefruit. Interesting flavor, good hop character, citrus, grapefruit, earthy notes, dark malts, some caramel, toffee. Interesting complexity.
tiong (4078) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle, thanks andrewk!
Pours dark amber red color with a foamy white head. Aroma of very fresh fruits, berries, lemon, caramel malts and some floral hops, Taste is massively fruity with notes of floral hops, caramel malts, toffee, citrus, grapefruit and toffee notes. Finish is fruity and malty with some nice hoppy notes. Extremely well balanced and tasty amber ale.
Finwe (412) - Grankulla, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
660ml bottle. Pours reddish brown with an off-white head. Immense, fruity aroma of American hops, lots of lemon, pine, grapefruit, even some apricots. Flavour is quite the same, with some malt to balance the hops. Best beer in this category I’ve tasted so far.
jmm635 (892) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured dark brown with an off-white, pinkish hued, creamy head. Nose is straight up hops. Earthy flavor with some caramel sweetness. Long malty finish. Very enjoyable.
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with thick cream colored head and lots of lace. Aroma is hoppy citrus, earthy. Taste grapefruit, earthy, hoppy. medium body, sticky palate. Long citrus hop finish.
Jow (2322) - New York, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Stagshead. Pours deep amber with fluffy head. Tastes of caramel, bread dough, hoppy, cedar, nuts, earth, and vanilla. Medium bodied and pleasant drinking ale.
Steasy66 (1007) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A Dark Brown with champagne head that lasts
S Cascade? hops, a little bit soapy i think?
T A bit hoppy, a bit malty, not a lot here, expected more
M Undercarbed, fairly thin
O No freshness date, I suspect I might have gotten an old bottle. Just not much here.
Serving type: bottle
radagast83 (5178) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared a 500ml bottle. Poured a rich dark amber color with a slightly off-white head. Aroma was hop heavy, not too dank, but a nice hop cone, citrus aroma. Flavor was nice rich malts, with plenty of balancing hops. Enjoyed.
Lukaduke (2398) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 15, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep amber color with a finger of off white bubbles that ring out leaving a bit of lacing. Aromas are deep earthy hop aromas, grapefruit, cedar, touch of spice. On the palate its big hoppy bitter fruit balanced by earthy woodsy maltiness with notes of burnt toffee. Good bitter finish.
Ratman197 (10314) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle poured a lear dark reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, tobacco, earthiness, grapefruit and pine. Palae was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, grapefruit, pine and light tobacco with a crisp dry bitter lingering earthy pine finish.