krumbum (402) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
See through caramel color. Light caramelized smell. Roasted Smokey sweetness mellow for its strength. Leaves a light syrup coating behind.
Blairgus (2415) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
31 dec 2013, bottle. light ruby, clear. nose is sugary bread and alcohol. and faintly meaty. med body and faintly fizzy. wow. surprising. toasty nuts, faint blue fruit, moderate alcohol, bread. pretty good.
beerbastard (639) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle from Mammoth lakes via some good friends. Pours clear mahogany red, with hardly any head. Malty fruity nose with a little honey and toast. Roasted flavors, with malts, not cloying but not as sweet as it should be. Would expect more alcohol presence. Very Clean and smooth, very good.
jredmond (5025) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sampled at Paulís Housewarming 2013 tasting. Pours a clear amber orange body with thin white lacing. Aroma is peach, light booze, spice and grain. Mouthfeel is medium with a big grainy character up front, additional notes of sweet caramel malt, fruits, sweet sugar, spices and light vanilla.
tgncc (2663) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at Paulís. The aroma is bread, fruit. The apearance is deep amber, clear, off-white head. The flavor is bread, fruit, cereal grains, a bit strange. The finish is cereal grains, light booe, light pine. Medium/thick in body. Good overall.
dmac (3742) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at Pauls gathering. Poured a clear reddish/burgundy with a smaller foamy beige head. Aroma of chocolate, cherry, fruits, sherry, booze and earth. Smooth body with light carbonation and some warmth from the ABV. Flavor is slightly better then the aroma with notes of dark bread, dark fruit skins, dark rum. Strong but good.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of James at Paulís housewarming tasting. Pours a clear orange amber with a thin white head. Soft aromas of oxidization and old stone fruit. Sweet, medium-bodied, warm and toasty. Little bits of toast on the finish. Tasty.
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@Pauls new condo Tasting-22oz bottle shared by jtclockwork-dissipating lt tan-dk copper. A-med fruit, spice, med malt. T-earthy/herbal, med fruit, med malt.
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from TWalls. Pours with clear deep amber hue with a medium-sized off-white head. Good retention and lace. Aromas are of light banana esters, caramelization, melanoidins, toasted malt, some raisins and dried fruit. Flavors are of: medium malt richness, somewhat dry finish, medium malt, lightly odd vegetal, medium fruity brown sugar, light melanoidins. Feels a bit thin. Nothing too off. Brown sugar, cereal and raisins with a dry finish. Fuller carbonation, a bit warming.
jtclockwork (7107) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Paulís. Pours reddish brown with white head. Nose and taste of toffee, caramel, sherry, fruit cake and cherry wood. Touch of alcohol in the finish. Medium body.