hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle… Clear Longhorn-orange ale with a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. The malty bouquet furnishes nuts, caramel and toasted barley. Medium to full-bodied with snappy carbonation. The flavor is not quite as malty as the aroma; more bitter and boozy – grapefruit rind and pith stand out. Lengthy, rindy, bitter finish.
Travlr (9819) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at maniac’s. hazy brown color, small off white head. Aroma toasted nutella and cocoa. Taste is roasty and somewhat boozy. OK.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber shared by MaltDawg at the Baltimore Late Late Summer Gathering, 9/14/13. Pours a clear dark copper color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of toffee, spicy herbal hops, mild dark fruits. The taste is toffee malts, earthy, resin hops. Caramelized sugar and even a mild bit of chocolate. Medium-full bodied, lingering bitterness.
Beerdedone (2394) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with a small off-white head. Aroma was thick and malty with caramel, citrus and pine. Flavor was malty and fairly bitter with caramel, piney resin, citrus and some subtle toffee notes.
tgncc (2497) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle shop in Cortland. The aroma is caramel, brown sugar, resin, citrus. A bit sour and earthy as well. The appearance is a DARk amber, ruby color, off-white head. The flavor is caramel, bready, resiny, citrusy. The finish is resin, citrus, strong, lasting hop bitterness. Medium/thick in body. Slight booze warming after a minute, but overall the booze is farly well hidden here. Very good.
Festus69 (18) - - NOV 24, 2012
4.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Middle Ages high-end beers are awesome. If you like strong ales this is your gal. It has a sweetness that is perfect with a full body, great taste too.
HogTownHarry (5906) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
January 6, 2012 - with blankboy, garthicus, gregclow, jerc & mabel. Bomber c/o blankboy. "Those are LARGE boobies!!" Deep ruby-brown with an average frothy tan head (4-). A bit like Stone Double bastard - strong alcohol, very grainy, would be sweet but it’s also quite resiny. Taste is ... big: leafy dry barleywine, boozy acidic. Thick, syrupy, astringent, decent carbonation, somewhat long boozy/bitter finish, although is starts out more sweet than bitter. Maybe some maple syrup in there.
jcwattsrugger (10724) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle-pours dark copper with a tight tan head. Aroma is resin, sweet medium malt-toffee, medium fruit, hint of spice. Taste is resin/spice hops with some bite, dark fruit, some licorice, medium malt-toffee.
decaturstevo (4414) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazed brown pour with creamy tan head and lace. Aroma is resiny hops, brown sugar, and sweet malt. Sweet caramel malt flavor with a nice resiny bitter. Medium bodied with good carbonation. very nice thanks to jcwattsrugger
blankboy (5603) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle [660ml] shared with HogTownHarry, garthicus, GregClow, jerc & mabel -- c/o j&m. Jan. 6. Pours a deep amber with a small semi-lasting off-white head. Aroma is equally malty and hoppy, sweet and fruity. Sweet, malty flavour followed by hops, some fruit, a hint of alcohol and a decent bitter finish. Medium bodied. Really enjoyable.