iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at OB. Clear garnet with a tiny beige head due to the pour, looks fairly creamy though. Flavor is pretty fruity between the citrus hops and toffee notes. The toffee isn’t scorched, though, which usually makes me mad for this style. Lots of crystal malt in here, though. Also a bit of cotton candy sweetness. Finishes with bitterness at a 4 and earthy, alcohol masked well except for the light burn in my empty stomach. Medium full body with low carbonation that heavies the beer. I do like this batch better than the last. The aroma added a weird slightly unpleasant tang that the flavor didn’t have. 6-3-7-3-14--3.3
shoulderbroken (2643) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Craftheads event. Aroma is great, berries, spice and bit of chocolate! Taste is good too, prickly but not overly hoppy or spicy. Lots of malt, fruit again, hint of booze, strawberry jam. Nice stuff.
jinroh (655) - ESTONIA - MAR 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours red with a lot of foam, good lacings. Aroma is fruity, sweetish and has loads of depth. Really nice. Taste has fruits too, mainly nice bitter rowans.Dry aftertaste and some malty breadiness coming out too. Long rowan bitterness, truly a masterpiece. Slow drinker. Need to have this again.
TimE (3991) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep red color. Big frothy rocky white head. Big malty nose with tropical fruit, sweet dried strawberries, pralines, a touch of cotton candy. Wow. Great nose. Big malty mouth with sweet luscious strawberries and raspberries and a touch of tootie roll. Fair amount of hops for a red ale. Really nice malty finish with raspberries and tootie rolls. Love this stuff.
Theydon_Bois (12178) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at PP OB, 13/11/14.
Clear reddish amber with a moderate beige swirl atop the glass.
Nose is caramel malt, floral notes, red grapefruit, pine, bitter orange, spice, mineral tones.
Taste comprises candied fruit peel, caramel, sweet licks, bitter tropical fruit rinds, chalky minerals.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Decent enough tucker.
BOSSbrewer (2523) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Pizza Port OB. Pours reddish with a thin tan head. Hoppy and malty. Nice beer.
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Ibrew2or3 (7361) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 19, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyed at gabf 2014. It pours with a nice clear copper body that supports a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up maltiness, some nuttiness, biscuit and then with some thin layers of citrus hoppiness and floral hop notes. Wow, the flavor is malts, sweet malts, a little bit of roasted malts and then big earthy tea notes that I just love. This goes together very well. Midway the earthy tea is joined by citrus hops and heading like this into the finish. Wow! I love this.
GT2 (9265) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Ocean Beach. Clear deep amber to red. Medium foam. Spotty lacing. Nose is sage, white pepper, sticky melon hops. Taste is juicy melon, butterscotch, caramel, melon, white pepper. Palate is tannic, spicy, dusty.
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep copper and red with a decent off white head. Nose caramel, spicy rye bread, citrus and hay. Taste is sweet with a great bitter backbone that comes through on the finish. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, body is heavy and finish is long.
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jredmond (6073) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at GABF 2012 with Andrew and Moreau. Pours a reddish, copper body with a nice sized off-white head and lots of lacing. Aroma is fruit and caramel malt. Mouthfeel is medium with flavors of fruit, sweet malt, light bitter hop and light bite.
Dogbrick (9185) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at GABF 10/13/2012, thanks to Bluemeow76 for assistance with note-taking. Copper-amber color with a medium off-white head and small patches of lace. Aroma of caramel malt and fruit. Medium to full body with flavors of overripe fruit, sweet malt and mild hops. The finish is sweet and malty. Slightly above average overall.