jredmond (5610) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at alewife. Pours a murky reddish brown with thick off white lacing. Aroma is faint fruity malt. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of malt, dark fruit, grain and a light dry hop character in the finish.
drsandman (392) - New York, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep reddish amber with off white head. Aroma is caramel, dark sweet malt, raisin, prune, hop. Taste is dominated by sweet deep malt but finish is a refreshing hop bite. Med to full mouthfeel, avg carbo.
Westmeister (1821) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at May Ale Alpharetta. Meld of fruitiness, resin hops, sweet maltiness with light toast. Very easy to drink with lots of flavor. Nice.
BrewGoblin (462) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
MMMMMMMmmmmmmm, reddish amber rambler out the gate! Doffs it’s tiny cream coloured cap to you, "G’day Sir, fancy a guzzle?". Aye, you will do, you will do. Spiced, bread and citrus nostril action and tasting of big caramel, nut and roast malts, pine and citrus acidity. Definitely some business you can feel weighing in your mouth on this fellow. I may not be a true believer but I totally see it’s point.
onceblind (4512) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Semi clear dark dark amber under a thin foamy lacy light tan head.Boozy and bitter aroma with some hoppy resin notes, raisin, nutty caramel, and dark amber sweet malts. The flavor is a little earthy and dry boozy with some candi sugar and leafy hop tones, with a little caramel aftertaste. Not bad just a little hot and earthy.
zoucrew102 (610) - - MAY 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from friends in Oregon. Caramel malt aroma with some hop and piney resin notes. Pours red-amber with a thin off-white head and decent lacing. Starts with some caramel malt flavors followed almost immediately by hops and resin notes. Finishes quite dry with the hop bitterness and pine resin flavors lingering on the palate. Interestingly good red ale.
fiulijn (15217) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Legacy Liquor, Vancouver
Dark amber color with red-copper hue, clean, creamy head. Nice caramel aroma, a bit toasted and biscuity, and strong hopping. Round and smooth mouthfeel; powerful caramel flavor, skillfully supported by moderate sweetness and marked biscuit and toasted malt; strong bitterness, in balance, and loaded with resins and some fruits; very long final. The relatively contained alcohol content increases the drinkability.
Very well crafted.
maxwelldeux (3790) - Everett, Washington, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear brown color with a smallish light tan head on there. Nose is slightly toasty and with some slight caramel notes to it, with a fair amount of grain coming through. Taste is slightly bitter, with some grassy and bread tones to it.
grimjack (2) - concord, California, USA - APR 6, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lingering light hoppiness on the tongue. Lot of flavor. Smooth. Good alcohol kick. A good beer. I would order it again
andyhwcinc (1512) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Purchased at Wally’s in Los Angeles, CA; enjoyed while walking the beach in Santa Monica on a gorgeous day. I didn’t take tasting notes, but remember this going down very smooth with rich, sweet malty notes and a huge white head. Pretty good stuff.