anders37 (22253) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ RFD, Washington DC. Pours a deep amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty caramel aroma with piney hoppy hints. Sweetish malty warming caramel and dark fruit flavor with hoppy hints. Has a sweetish malty dark fruit and caramel finish with hoppy hints in the aftertaste.
Travlr (20273) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Cloudy deep amber color, very thick cream colored head. Aroma of toasted caramel. Taste is fruity burnt caramel, extremely bitter and resiny. Too bitter for me.
bhensonb (13732) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 18, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from the Folsom Whole Foods. Pours dark ruddy copper/amber with a creamy beige head. Which did a very slight ring lace eventually. Aromas of mixed citrus/floral/pine hop over a pretty roasted malt backbone. Full bodied. Flavor is a bit indecipherable, it’s almost like chocolate and pine. With some moderately darkish fruits. Somewhat challenging. But it’s hoppy as heck, has lots of structure, and makes my mouth writhe in ecstasy. Sorta kinda. It finishes bitter and arguably dry. Also arguably not dry. This is a beer which has been so gifted with ingredients that it cannot fail to be brilliant.
jtclockwork (13493) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by John. Pours reddish amber with off white head. Nose of nectarine, pine/resin, caramel malt and sea salt. Taste is mostly caramel and resin/pine. Finishes slightly abrasive resin. Medium body.
argo0 (12928) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 22, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Off-white head atop clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit/earthy, caramel, strawberry. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, caramel, strawberry, earthy. Medium-full body, some resin, stickiness.
Ratman197 (12814) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, orange zest and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, grapefruit, light orange zest and light pine with a smooth dry bitter lingering grapefruit finish.
Lubiere (12572) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A reddish copper ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a smooth caramel malt with pungent floral hops, light sulfur notes, not bad. In mouth, a sweet caramel malt with piney hops, grass and clovers, nice and smooth. Tasted at Raquette River Beer and Wine Fest, July 13 2012.
jcwattsrugger (12011) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle-tight foamy lt tan-copper/amber. A-sweet resin/orange, caramel-med malt. Sweet resin/earthy hops, caramel-med malt. Carbonation not quite there.
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Beer Run. Pours a clear ruby color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus and piney hops with toffee malts. The taste is toffee malts, earthy notes, caramel, citrus and pine hops. Medium bodied, slight astringent in the finish. Decent
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date: May 24, 2011
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: opaque dark red, creamy beige head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: dry caramel aroma, citrus hops, earthy
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich malt flavor, plenty of earthyness, touch of sweetness, light spicyness, lingering bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4