argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Small beige head atop crystal clear dark amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some earthy/grapefruit, light toastiness. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, grapefruit, some earthy, toast, toffee, light nut, roast. Light-medium body, light effervescence.
jcwattsrugger (10903) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle-pours a foamy light tan head with copper color. Aroma is fresh mint leaves. Taste is tea-herbal-mint hop, secondary medium malt-caramel/roasty.
bhensonb (10197) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Whole Foods. Pours darkly ruddy with a foamy off-white head. Pineapple? Maybe. And some roast malt. Near full body. Flavor is roast malt with a lot of hop flavor. Nicely bittingly bitter. This is dang flavorful stuff. Pineapple? Yeah, maybe, probably, ok, they say it is. Why not?
Leighton (9629) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home in Salisbury. Thanks, Mom! Pours clear, copper-red with a creamy, off-white foam head. Has a rather nice aroma of toasted caramel, pine, orange, and sweet bread. Flavor follows reasonably well. Quite citrusy with light to medium sweetness, plenty of toasty bread, modest bitterness. Light to medium bodied with mouth-filing, lively carbonation. Slightly sticky to finish, mild sweetness, some citrus, pine and grass hops, light toast. Decent enough beer, though the overall character seems to falter after the aroma and limp a bit thereafter.
BeerandBlues2 (9001) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark brown with a small, frothy off-white head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast, cookie, nutty, and light chocolate malt, dates and plums with light earthy and herbal hops. Flavor is malt forward with light hops and medium bitterness, cooked fruits, and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Drake (7840) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear brown color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of caramel malts, burnt sugar and citrus hops. The taste is citrus hops, earth, toffee, burnt notes. Medium bodied. A little weird.
GT2 (7716) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Iron Horse tap room. Good webby tan lacing. Nose is sweet strawberry candies, sweet coffee, pepper. Taste similar with a lot of spicy and gritty coffee grinds. Interesting. Definitely not dunkelweizen, no yeast character, huge coffee adjunct. Mild butter in the nose. Big spicy finish. Thinner palate. No wheat beer density. Spicy pepper and coffee masks weak diacetyl.
DocLock (7421) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Capone’s. Pours copper with nose of caramel malt and earthy jops. Tastes malty with some hops and fruity notes. The Citra hop stands out in this, providing late citric bite.
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2012-12-08. Brown body with a small tan head 3+ Dry aroma, notes of vegetation and leafy hops is rather odd. Flavour is similar with and odd vegetation character, mild bitterness, muted malt. Average bodied palate, soft carbonation. A bit of a mess, I did not care for it. Not sure if it is the beer itself or if the cask did not fare well. On cask at Goodbar, Buffalo
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours a clear deep bronze amber with a stringy-lacing froth of off-white head. Has a fresh piny hoppy nose with some lightly sweet toasted nutty caramel malt. Starts with average fullness and some light grainy malty sweetness with a toasted rye bread and mild citrusy hop balance before a doughy finish. A pretty unique and well-balanced winter ale.