VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly minty notes (probably the juniper) and some coffee hints on the nose. Deep brown color with pronounced amber hues, soapy medium tan head. Flavor is dark chocolate with cacao nib pieces, juniper spice is noticeable in the bitterness and subtly in the taste. Medium body, good carbonation, finishes with an herbal snap. Was expecting to be overwhelmed with juniper and was not. It is an excellent interplay of what can normally be a strong spice in the depth of other flavors. Unique yet familiar--nicely executed.
matthewpiatt (3) - - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a great dark amber. Pours perfectly and smells great. Chocolaty malt, and much lighter than I expected. The juniper berries add a nice twist to the finish.
jandd1983 (2538) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It poured a dark brown color with an off-white head. The aroma was of malts and some toast. The taste was of toast, minor hops and a little bitter. Thanks Hayduke!
vyvvy (3951) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with an off-white head. The aroma has biscuits, earthy British yeast, some juniper, nuttiness and smooth toast. It has a medium / light body with frothy sharp carbonation. The taste begins with a bit of astringency, toast, red fruits, woodiness (juniper?) and some toast. The finish is earthy, woody and some some fruitiness.
furthur (167) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JUN 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour, black walnut colored body, creamy head, fades. Aroma is malt. Taste is malt, wet dog, slight juniper, some hops. Body is ok, moderate carbonation. Nothing special.
mikedR (1155) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Highly rated because better than the typical variety in this style. Very flavorful. Deviates from the style in the juniper berries, which work, and contribute a nice flavor to the beer. Good stuff.
mintzmeet (201) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark color like concentrated ice tea. Smells like wet coffee grounds. Nice amber flavor but roasted chocolate malt and strong nuttiness.
Davhgbrew (938) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark copper, light brown. Malty caramel aroma. Mostly dry and bitter with a strong malt backbone. Palate has a very drying effect. Body is full throughout. Middle and finish have a nutty flavor, but it finishes super dry...Almost difficult to imagine having a second one. Overall full flavored very dry malty ale.
hayduke (3344) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a joint tasting with Strykzone via Facebook Chat. Poured a copper color like ice tea made with 10 tea bags. White head. Nose of moderately roasted chocolate malts and some Noble hops. Medium body. Some, flowers, nuts, and spice in flavor. Juniper is the spice. The juniper is big in the finish.
Strykzone (4911) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle from Hayduke. This is a clear beer that is amber in color. A nice beige rocky head is light and fluffy. I smell berries and malts. The flavor begins with sulfur and bitterness. Then chocolate malts and grass. Soon grass and berries take over with chocolate in the background. This brought some nice surprises.
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Lockspot Fish & Chips Bar, Seattle
Dark amber color. Simple aroma, but nice dry caramel flavor.