Fatehunter (1065) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a tulip glass with two fingers of head on a cloudy, dark straw colored body.
The aroma is metallic and grain. Not great.
The taste is nice with a strong maltiness, which is nicely balanced by the lemon/grapefruit bitterness.
The texture is crisp and smooth despite the boldness of the brew.
Besides the smell, this is a great ale. Itís big but still quaffable, maybe to your detriment.
jkwalking05 (3393) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Cloudy amber with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of sweet sticky toffee and caramel, cookie dough, notes of bread dough and pie crust as well. Taste is of malt, light earthy notes (woody shrubs and dirt), caramel and herbal hop notes.
travita (3652) - Frisco, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The look is a slight haze, off white colored head also lacing, and amber in color. The smell is caramel, hops, malts, sweet, and pine. The taste is sweet, very caramel, cardboard, malts, and grass.
Madsen1635 (117) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Hazy amber pour with white head. Aroma dominated by yeasty notes. Flat taste. Low carbonation.
Frovigalning (2669) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from a bottle shop in Copenhagen. Sweet and malty smell with caramel. Metallic taste with caramel. Harsh mouthfeel. No this wasnít for me.
ajnepple (1463) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle from Evergreen Discount. Pretty bland aroma and flavor, alcohol, fruit, sweet malts, bread and toffee. Kind of messy and unenjoyable.
Tonkun (586) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Reddish copper pour with a white head that dissipates quickly. Caramel, barley, hop, wood, spice. Strong carbonation in a medium sweet body with slight bitter finish. Decent
rondphoto (1453) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@ Party Town / Florence KY Clear deep amber, bubbly rim head, light head cover, streaks of lace. Taste is molasses and malt. Midway through the palate, hop bitters try to push through, but are only partially successful. The 8% abv isnít apparent, in fact, this is big in the mouth with no complexity at all. Overall, reasonable, but there are many better options for American Strong Ale.
Beer4000 (4264) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355 ml bottle. Almost clear, deep golden body with a rather small off-white head. Quite strong but plain aroma of malt and caramel. Flavor is sweet caramel malt with some fruit and moderate bitterness. Medium body and aftertaste with sweet caramel malt. Absolutely drinkable, but reminds me a lot of a rather malty homebrew that lacks some hoppy flavors. This is old school. Alcohol is well hidden btw.
HIGHB4LL (233) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Appearance: small white white to tan head that dissipates quickly, orange color, very cloudy, Aroma: coriander, bread, caramel, floral, pitted fruit, citrus, leather. Palate: medium body, average-lively carbonation, sticky thick texture, lasting bitter and metallic finish. Taste: subtle sweetness at first, followed by metallic tartness that build until swallowed and then a bitterness builds slowly. Overall, love the smell, donít really like appearance or finish. Drinkable, but not anything I would look forward to.
Stevesie (283) - - JAN 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle. Pours a pale copper with almost no head. Nose is bread malt, yeast and perhaps some fruit and spice. Somewhat oily mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Earthy, cardboard taste with some dehydrated fruit. Hops are way down in the mix. Dry finish. Notable as an easy to drink 8% beer. Nothing else really stands out.