Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBWG 2011. Pours clear pinkish-orange, thin white head, no real lacing. Nose is sweet persimmons, florals, Jolly Rancher candies, the Watermelon kind, and fresh guava, plus jujube candies as well. Flavours of cinnamon, pepper-berries, sweet candy. Very strange beer. Nice, but strange.
popery (1599) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to radfad2000. I was half-expecting this one to disappoint, but that was definitely not the case. Lots of caramel, bubblegum and hops. Sort of a light, butterscotch-y barleywine. Hops come through as pine resin, mostly. Good complexity to the malt. Perhaps a bit sticky but quite drinkable for a sweet 10+% abv beer.
MaBeer1972 (1413) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not sure how this can be considered a "mild" ale at 10%, but I suppose one can name their beer anything they want. This is a very chewy clear deep golden colored brew with good carbonation. Aroma and flavors are deep complex sweet malts, which are nicely held in check by the spicy hops. The heaviness does also mask the ABV too. Very smooth, especially for a heavy beer. Think "strong ale" with this one.
kbutler1 (1376) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 13, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Poured into a tulip glass. Pours a slightly opaque reddish orange color with a nice 1 finger white tan head that slowly settles and leaves lace on the glass as it does. More malty smelling than hoppy but there is a slight citrus type ara in the nose. Hmmm, the taste is sweet and malty with hints of caramel with a slight hip kick in the back end. The malt dominates this beer though basically throughout the entire drink of this beer. Decently so-so drinkable but not outstanding. Minimal lace. Medium mouthfeel. Boozy finish.
manuchampions (1241) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle from Brewery Creek in Vancouver. Pours a very clear burnished copper colour with a frothy off white head. Nose is sweet, with caramel, a prominent alcohol note and some light spicy hop notes. Head recedes leaving light lacing, a firm ring and a light film. Palate is sticky, biting, a clean bitterness in the finish. Flavor is mostly hop notes with a spicy, resiny flavor to it and some light nutty hints and some sugary caramel notes. Very solid brew.
bvc (1180) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz capped from gen0sis. Clear caramel golden with light tan head. Whoa!..hot nose...solvent, astringent, artificial apple, light caramel and quite adjunct-y. Much more pleasant on palate though. Dark fruit and cough syrupish though as it warms. Bizzare beer.
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a rich copper with little to no head and a sweet alcoholic nose, verging on medicinal. Intense flavour is well-balanced but a lot to take in at once - plenty of sweet malt with caramel and light honey, balanced against spicy hops. Clove, saffron, young ginger, wow. Thin body with light carb. Not at all quaffable but a gradual sipper of a beer. Interesting.
annunz123 (919) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild, sweet aroma with citrus, flowers, and some bread. Flavor is bitter and fruity; finish is sweet with fairly heavy alcohol. Different and good.
wavers1 (910) - Notown, California, USA - SEP 22, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, what a beer. courtesy of gn0sis, thank you! This thing drinks like water, tastes perfectly hoppy and malty, full in the body but a light aftertaste, refreshing, just wow.
BeerBunker (838) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. I had no idea what to expect from this beer. Pours a strange orange color with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is of caramel, smoke, wheat, fruit, and spice. It’s hard to describe the aroma, but it definitely does not smell bad. Taste is of caramel, wheat, assorted fruit, and spice. Has a very dry malt backbone. There is definitely a good amount of smoke in this beer. Lingering taste of spice. As it warms, some pineapple starts to come through strongly. The alcohol is present, but not overpowering. This beer is hard to describe, but I enjoyed it.