nearbeer (3677) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml. pours clear darkish copper with a creamy disc of foam on top. Nose is dark toffee with bits of earthy orange and sourish apple. Tastes of earthy orange toffee, toasted walnut, sourish berry and apple. Some late notes of cocoa and wooden hops. The saltiness doesn’t show up at first, but definitely sticks around once it appears. Medium-heavy body has a medium-high but smooth carbonation. Very nice balancing act with the light touches of roast, salt and acidity battling just enough to check the big malts.
RedSox2004 (1234) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber with a one-finger off-white head that dissipated quickly to a thin film and left minimal lace. Faint aromas of toffee, caramel and vanilla. Taste is dominated by sweetness of aforementioned caramel with toffee and vanilla making a strong presence. Medium body, low carbonation, creamy mouthfeel and a lingering sweetness in the finish.
Barreras (971) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUN 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a brown carmel color with a caramel and molasses flavor. Taste is sweet malt with a small hoppy aftertaste. The sea salt mixture is evident throughout the beer and it lingers on the palate. A scotch flavor enhances the alcohol but is minimized by the sweetness of the caramel. Overall a decent beer for the style.
Braudog (5647) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Reddish-copper caramel color, there’s little to no head here. True to its name, the beer gives off a meaty caramel aroma. The beer does have an interesting salty hint in the background, as if it were made with slightly desalinated sea water. It’s a unique twist worth it’s salt (ha!). Else, a sturdy caramel-heavy beer. (#5538, 6/5/2014)
BBB63 (6019) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle and served in my thistle: Pours a nice amber with a lasting head. Plenty of caramel candy overtones and a bit of corn. The salt is very much a background player sadly, faint dark fruit... some plastic notes too. Left disappointed.
Corker444 (12) - California, USA - MAY 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 22oz bottle to pint glass. Head is simple and creamy but dissipates soon after poured with some lacing. The caramel is there but not overbearing. I was surprised that it was not sweeter, pleased that it was not sweeter I should say. The salt on the finish cleared the palate. Munching on roasted salted peanuts made this beer an amazing break to the day.
daknole (9053) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
WEIRD. Amber colored pour, light head. Ok at first the taste of caramel is interesting. But as you get into the beer further its artificial, plastic, flavors of caramel, peat, overripe fruit. ODD.
bhensonb (10935) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at West Coast Brew Fest 2014. Pours dark copper. Aroma is sort of winey malt. Med body. Flavor is rather vanilla roast malt. Smoke? Not for me. Not a lot of hop.Nice taste.
Suttree (5131) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
So, I kind of expected this to be awesome or a complete disaster, and was really...neither. Not much salt character, and just a little caramel, it seemed like a slightly above average Scotch Ale.
AirForceHops (3116) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle purchased at One Stop Market. Clear brown with an amber hue without any head retention. Aroma is dead on caramel candy and a light hint of sea salt. <br
Flavor is just like the aroma. Thick syrupy caramel, with a salt water taffy chewy character. The carbonation is flat with a hint of salt showing in the finish with lingering caramel sweetness. The brewer does deliver what is advertised, interesting concept. Sweet for sure, makes a nice desert brew.