Dixonian (1549) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle thanks to ericandersnavy.
Near black pour, thick tan head. Aromas of ripe orange, dreamsicle, chocolate and roast. Tastes like a creamsicle as well - creamy with tons of orange.
quiznoaz (307) - Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Arizona Strong Beer Festival. It has orange (orange peel specifically). And its black. So the description is accurate. Interesting, but still kinda weak.
swoopjones (5253) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at brewery, chocolate brown black pour. medium roast with orange zest rind in the aroma. Flavor was heavy orange zest with milder roast. Medium mouthfeel. Decent
gam (3022) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rock like biege head medium carbonation very dark reddish brown pour aromas earthy chocolate citric caramel mild toffee and the flavours watery like start I expected better seems bodyless but chocolate mild caramel cocoa a dryness dull a citrus taste the finish citrus is alright malts dry chocolate cocoa dull bitter at the end but not good
AWISLguy (1014) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Woodmans in the Falls. Pours a brownish orange/red with a bit of a foamy off-white head. Very interesting looking. Aroma is a muddled combination of dark fruits and some caramel. Taste is more dark fruits - raisin, plum and something I am not getting (tangerine, but without a citrus component, that is not it) - with some caramel maltiness. Quite sweet and fruity. The finish is not real short, but it is dry. Easy to drink but the aroma/flavor is a bit strange.
LilBeerDoctor (3302) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours black with a thin white head. Aroma of sweet tropical fruits including lemon and citrus. Flavor of lots of orange and citrusy fruits, just a hint of roasted malt. Sweet but light, so it’s not overpowering. Quite a good beer, yum!
joeneugs (2797) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown/orange color with a small khaki head. The aroma jumps out as fresh orange zest, tangerines and a touch of toasty malt. The flavor has massive oranges with hints of spicy roasted malt in the finish. Not much penetrates the orange zest though. A bit unbalanced.
SDalkoholic (2057) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from South Bay Liquor: Created a thick cushion of foam head while the liquid was a dark and opaque shade of brown. In the aroma, my nose picks up on barley and lightly toasted malts while a hint of orange is just enough to start some curiosity as to how it taste. The flavor is tame with a smooth strike between lightly roasted malts and a touch of orange liqueur really make this one of the best fruit beers I have ever tasted—if in fact this can technically be classified as a fruit beer recipe. The aftertaste finishes extremely bland and empty with a taste of bitterness, but I’m still surprised how well the beer was constructed.
smith4498 (2843) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a trade with cbkschubert. Pours dark reddish brown color with light tan head. Aromas of toasted malts and orange peel. Roasted malt flavor with hints of chocolate and oranges. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Thanks Craig.
Ratman197 (8869) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a clear dark reddisah brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromasof orange zest, roasted malt and light cocoa. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of roatiness, orange zest and light cocoa with a crisp dry lingering roasty orange finish.