marcus (6011) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Rate Beer Gallery II, Pours dark honey with a modest beige head and a ginger aroma. There is a strong ginger flavor with a tangy finish.
joeneugs (2932) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Beer Revolution. It pours a dark cherry red with an off white head. The aroma has huge notes of juniper and spruce. Like walking through the woods after a good rain. Milder notes of cherry, raisins and toast. The flavor is a little too intense. Kind of like taking turns sucking on a Christmas tree and eating fruit cake, only not a hint of sweetness here. Toasty malts and oddly enough, some peanut butter in the finish. Very weird beer.
brokensail (9918) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 29, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap @ Beer Revolution. Brown pour with a khaki head. Nose is smoke, spruce, juniper, and lots of herbs. Great... Light toast and roast, weed, maybe some cocoa. Flavor is bitter for the most part with a mild sweetness. A bit of salt, lots of smoke, spruce, and herbs. Fairly toasty, hints of chocolate, weed, and juniper.
bytemesis (2568) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at RateBeer Gallery II. Pours cloudy auburn with a small beige head and good lacing. Aroma is lightly smoky, trees, sage brush, creosote bushes, like the high desert in springtime. Flavor is the same, hugely herbal, very sage/creosote. Lightly sweet and little bitterness. Medium body. Points for originality for sure, but not really something I will be seeking out anytime soon.
illidurit (2050) - Petaluma, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Ratebeer Gallery II. This smells and tastes exactly like weed, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Brian hopped this beer with weed and fermented it in a bong and filtered it with a Rasta’s dreads, because this is weed juice.
oRos (1002) - sacramento, California, USA - NOV 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at ratebeer Gallery poured Brown with not much head. Taste was big on ginger and some other weird herb flavors
bhensonb (10340) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Gallery II: Beauty From A Barrel. Pours hazy dark orange/brown with little head. Aroma is like eucalyptus? Something a bit medicinal and unusual. Med body. Flavor is rather medicinal. It’s dry and towards herbal bitter. Very different.