PumpkinBurger (46) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark copper pour with foamy beige head. decent amount of caramel sweetness in the aroma which you def taste at first touch of the tongue, even some brown sugar, molasses... you then get some roasted flavors and some of the sweetness def stays. even with the higher abv you donít feel like itís that strong as the dominant sweetness and roasted grain flavors hide any alcoholic taste... nice body but not super heavy feeling either... def an enjoyable drink.
rocbyter (1854) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JAN 9, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sharp robust sour aroma with a slight burn. Light amber color with a large white airy head that disappears quickly. Mellow malt beginning with a moderate bitter and sour finish.
Leighton (9641) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle with cousins on the Vineyard, MA. Pours clear copper-brown with a fine, beige foam head. Mild caramel nose, plenty of toasty sugar. Big sweet flavor, loads of toffee, toasted sugar, brown sugar, rich bread. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, nicely rounded and smooth caramel and toffee, only very mild alcohol presence, lasting sugary malts. Very smooth beer.
VTHopHead (1492) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JAN 2, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle/500ml/Swing-top - Pours a dark brownish amber in color with a very small off-white head that fades quickly to a thin rim around the top of the beer. Aroma is sticky sweet with mostly brown sugar, but sugar to be sure. Flavor is WAY sweet and, again the brown sugar. A very unusual/odd flavor in the finish that is not, honestly, all that pleasant. Almost a dry astringency that feels like it steals all of the flavor at the end. Lingering sticky sweetness. I really did not like this and, from the fancy bottle, I definitely expected MUCH more...
jcwattsrugger (10935) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap @GABF-pours cloudy copper with a tan head. Aroma is medium malt-odd roast. Taste is medium malt-odd roast, dark fruit, earthy hops.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at GABF. Pours with a lightly hazed deep copper hued body (orange highlights) with a small tan head. Aromas are malty, nutty, brown sugar, clean, alcohol. Some toffee. Flavors are of dark fruits, malty, nutty, light chocolate and a hint of smoke. Well hidden ABV. Medium to full bodied.
pineypower (2359) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Scott for sharing this bottle. Pours out a moderate amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is of sweet sugary almost sticky buns, and some caramel. Taste is sweet malts, sugary syrup, light caramel, some earthy notes.
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the Jug at the GABF Colorado Convention Center, Denver 11/10/2008 Fruit and hop aromas. Mid brown coloured a little rich on the palate strong in alcohol and sweet. A little dryness and bitterness in a crisp malt finish.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mini-swingtop (dark blue bottle) from Amity, Hamden, CT. Unfortunately, this beer wasnít nearly the measure of the regular brew. I never know how these lilí swingtops will age, or even if thatís a relevant consideration. But at any rate, something must be responsible for this weak brew. Thin orange-ish pour, with basically no carbonation to speak of. Tart green apple nose with the mildest of malt underpinnings. Watery body, and a rank infected flavor overall. Blech.
Lubiere (9319) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2011 A reddish copper ale with a thin moka head. In aroma, strong butterscotch with loads of berries. In mouth, sweet, intense and herbal with resinous spices, a bit cloying. On tap at Boston Beer Summit, April 16 2011.