RumRunner101 (803) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep amber with a thick, off-white head. Aroma is dried fruits, pine, toffee - very malt forward. Body has the same malt complexity as the nose with a lingering bitter finish. This is great.
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, cork and cage. Pour is cloudy dark amber with a foamy tan head. Aroma is medium roasted malt, slight toast to it, yeast comes through, some lemony and pine hops. Taste is rich luscious malt, roasted and toast coming through, layers of earthy and light citrus hops, caramel and light toffee, bitterness develops and dries out to a great finish.
WheatKing (1305) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from The Warehouse, Phnom Penh. This is the only non-Belgian brewer of full-flavoured beer I’ve seen in Cambodia. These guys really have a wide distribution, they’ve recently arrived in Canada too. Gushing amber. Nose is wine, tropical fruit, pine, floral. Flavour has some peppery qualities to it, nice moderate bitterness. Mouthfeel is really nice and creamy, unfortunately the finish is odd to me -- tannic -- which knocks this down a lot; not sure what exactly caused that.
gripweed57 (755) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
375 ml corked and caged bottle. Cloudy toffee colored liquid topped by a small creamy beige head. Soft toasted malt nose with hints of piney hops. Toasted malt flavor quickly turns to bitter hops. Some tart lemony character with spicy peppery undertones combine with subtle smokey maltiness. Finishes tart with a dry hoppiness.
ShaneJ (561) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Beer Cartel. Orang/amber, nice balance of malt and hops, spicy, citrus, some alcohol warmth. Not bad.
Mora2000 (5834) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle. Orange with a white head. The aroma is full of toffee and grass. The flavor is a bit more complex. I get some grass, toffee, caramel and some light orange citrus. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
DiarmaidBHK (3478) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from great spirits. Pours brown with an inch of khaki foam that disappears fairly quickly. Has a bit of malt on the nose. A bit of hop bite on the finish. Solid.
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured an amber color with a large sized off white head. Floral hops, citrus, grains, and toasty.
fletchfighters (1117) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml into a tulip
Corked and caged
Hazy orange amber color, one finger light brown head. Nice looking carbonation and good head retention.
Lots of orange, candied orange and caramel backbone. Good nose. Vibrant and fresh.
Orange, pine and grapefruit bitterness with enough caramel to subdue it. Just some touches of plastic but not enough to hurt it.
Lively carbonation and feel. Medium bodied with the right amount of carbonation.
Solid ESB/ APA whatever. Good beer
Jado (563) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great to look at - a clear rich sunset amber with a fluffy white head. Noble hops are prominent in the nose, along with lighter scents of vanilla, lemon, bread and pepper. Taste has some rich malt up front with a hop bite in the mid-palate. Citrus, vanilla, cloves and cinnamon come through at the end. Fresh, clean finish with a spicy aftertaste. Smooth, complex and really nice.