AgentAle (1008) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is butterscotch, caramel, roasted malts, and sea salt. Light whiskey barrels notes with slight smokiness. Taste is thick, almost chewy mouthfeel with sweet malts. Caramel, vanilla, cocoa beans and toffee here aswell. Appearance is a clear amber with a thin pearl head that retains fairly poorly.
DCLawyer (1755) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber to willibecher. Hazy golden brown with small offwhite head. Caramel malt, salt, high tone caramel. Bit of a mess.
bb (7306) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a dark cream head. Caramel and light dark fruit aroma. Caramel and light salt flavor with light red fruit. Medium bodied. Caramel and light red fruit lingers with light salt.
SparhawkII (5) - - DEC 28, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2014 Pretty much as others have said. Dark amber with light tan head. Clean, caramel in the aroma. First impressions in taste are deep caramel notes with pears or apples mixed in. Finishes lighter than I would have liked but there is no overwhelming aftertaste and ends clean. I would drink it again with friends to discuss, but it isn’t a "go to" beer for me. *Note * Waaaaay better when drunk at at the recommended temperature. Let it warm up out of the fridge.
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle from Bevmo. Pours an amber-brown color with a small off-white head that has fair retention. The aroma is mild with nuts, caramel and brown sugars. The taste is that of a big caramel malt bomb accented nicely with some pears and mildly spicy hops. The palate is uneven starting full but finishing thin, and the carbonation is soft. The finish was short and sweet. Overall: A lot of subtle nuances going on in this one, a must try for malt lovers fer sure, but not really my preference.
marcus (7323) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours murky brown with lots of floaties. There is a modest beige head and a toffee aroma. The flavor is mostly sweet caramel, but it is indeed quite salty with a rather bitter finish. This is a unique brew that is fun to drink, but won’t be on my top 10 list.
DocJitsu (1183) - Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a tangerine-amber color with a short off white head. A more of a fruity nose than was expected. Some light caramel comes through secondarily. Moderately thick with sufficient carbination burn. A lot of caramel comes through. Some tart fruit underlies the caramel.
RCx240 (113) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper amber, tan head. Aroma is salt, caramel and bread. Taste is caramel, toffee, bread and nuts, finishing salty and lingering. Medium body, low carbonation. Not bad, but a bit odd.
shrubber85 (8787) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Salty caramel malt and light hay aroma. Cloudy brown with small head. Sweet and salty caramel and biscuit malt flavor. Nice body. Smooth. Very nice.
Patrickctenchi (4627) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy amber with a small, beige head.
Caramel, salt aroma.
Taste is salty-sweet, rich caramel malt, nuts, toast.