bhensonb (10153) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 22, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours brown, but arguably ruddy, with a creamy/fizzy tan head. Aroma is mildly woody, somewhat fruity, and a little leathery. Hint of chocolate? Arguably full bodied. It’s a little sweet, seems to have chocolate, arguably berry fruit. Tobacco or leather sort of thing. Mild woody astringency. !10% WTF! This stuff drinks like - well way, way too easy. Complex ale with lots of flavor suggestives. Finishing sort of woody/fruity bitter with some hints of sweet things. Amazing ale.
Tmoney99 (9949) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Poured a dark hazy brown color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sweet malt and spice aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a soft complex beer.
brokensail (9806) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Taps Petaluma. Nice brown pour with a light haze and a tall khaki head. Lots of wood, toast, toffee, and nuts on the nose. Light sourness, some chocolate, red wine, and lots of dark fruits. Notes of caramel, brown sugar, and vanilla, too. Crazy. Flavor is kind of all over the place as well. Nice malty sweetness but also that slight tartness. Quite vinous with a big red wine character. Sweet toffee, brown sugar, caramel, and dark fruit. Notes of chocolate, plenty of drying oak, and some toasted nuts. Pretty enjoyable, but certainly not my favorite Prairie beer.
Ratman197 (8822) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle poured a hazy reddish brown with a lasting amber head. Aromas of toffee, cocoa, fruitiness, oak, caramel and light, vanilla. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, oak and dried fruit with a smooth lingering toffee finish.
daknole (8327) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown pour, light brownish head. Flavors of dark fruit, some vanilla, tobacco, leather, woddy notes, some alcohol warmth, toffee. Good beer.
NielsenRatings (8077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Supermarket Fort Collins. Pours a bit murky brown appearance with a thin head. For some strange reason, the wax has a rank, non-neutral aroma. Smelling the beer from the bottle is not pleasant. Smelling the beer from a glass is much better: lot of candy sugar, light brett, plum, fig, and dark fruits. Fairly woody/oaky, vanilla, tart/bretty, slight pineapple/orange fruity, slightly goopy caramel, a bit boozy flavor. Pretty enjoyable but possibly my least favorite from these guys thus far.
Drake (7828) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBWG14 Trip Rating #34. Bottle shared by jackl at the Friday Night Downtown Inn Bottle Share. Pours a hazy amber color with a medium sized foamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel, spice, mild toast. The taste is tart fruit, caramel, spices, herbal hops. Medium bodied.
BMan1113VR (7769) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a hazed deep brown hued body and a large off white head. Aromas are of dark fruits, plums, oak, brown sugar, raw wood, vanillins, burnt caramel and fusel. Pencil shavings. Flavors are oaky, peppery, and dry. Lots of lactone, lightly tart, brown sugar, cola. Mild umami. Dark fruit. Lively carbonation, dry, medium low body with tannins.
GT2 (7689) - Carlsbad, California, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Beachwood long beach thanks to ChinoSkillzian! Clear deep ruby pour with bubbles, no head formation. Nose is pretty rich caramel, toffee, dark cherry, sweet cherry juice box, vanilla bourbon barrel. Taste is very thin though with lemon juice and near stomach acid harshness. Tannic, long woody finish. Over oaked and over attenuated.
jtclockwork (6877) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with creamy tan head. Nose and taste of oak, candied fruit, cinnamon, brown sugar, alcohol soaked dark fruits, raisin, fig and boozy cherries. Medium body. A bit hot.