starkmarvelo (29) - Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ranger Creek Small Batch #3
A- Pour a hazy reddish brown with a huge 3-4 finger off white chunky head. Looks great.
S- interestingly enough, this smells like a sour beer. Getting a lot of sour funk, barnyard, and fruit.
T- so, not sour at all. No funk. A slight touch of red fruit up front followed by good amounts of toffee and caramel. The finish is very biscuity and has a big buttered popcorn flavor. It's not off putting, but still not expected.
M- this is a full, creamy, buttery beer with a good amount of carbonation. Sticky and coats the tongue well.
O- not a bad beer. This is my least favorite of the three Small Batches. The buttery flavor is slightly out of place. The smell doesn't match the flavor in the least. I did notice that the warmer the beer gets, the more fruit flavors come out and the buttered popcorn fades away a bit. It's a very malty Barleywine. Good for cold weather.
BuckeyeBoy (5638) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle thanks Rob. Pours out a burnt orange color topped with a small head. Nose is oak rich malts toffee caramel sweetness some light booze and pit fruit. Taste is more of the heavy sweetness toffee caramel malts a little spice the oak barrel is very present.
djd07 (9521) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with a small frothy white head. The aroma is brown sugar, smoke, wood. Medium mouthfeel with light smoke, caramel, and boozy finish. Decent.
KamGoPro (215) - Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bright amber hazey color, date on bottle 10/10/12. Enjoyed 5/18/14 Smells of nutmeg, orange peel/citrus. First flavor is strong smokey oak and mellow malts. Has a subtle bitterness that balances the sweetness. (Refreshing citrus oak perfect bitterness amazing! )
Dogbrick (11164) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer pours a cloudy orange color with a medium fizzy off-white head that dissipates steadily to a film. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, caramel and fruit. Medium to full body with flavors of tropical fruits, caramel malt and oaky tannins. The finish is malty with lingering fruity esters in the aftertaste. Interesting beer overall that I initially thought was a strong Saison of some sort. Decent overall.
bhensonb (13825) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Waxed bottle from Bu11zeye. Pours hazy orange with a 3 finger creamy off-white or beige head. Aroma is amazing fruit and oak. Full bodied - possibly due to the strong carbonation. Not sparkling - just a lot. Flavor is toffee, light stone fruit, lots of oak/wood, and something like barnyard/leather. Like a light touch of brett. This was bottled 10-8-12. One can only imagine what it will be like in the future. Good stuff indeed.
jkwalking05 (4567) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tasted in 11/2012 (Backlog). Hazy amber orange with a large off-white head. Aroma is slightly tart like sour wine, plum, oak. Taste is tart as well, with notes of vinegar, yeast, raisin. Possibly infected?
jtclockwork (14586) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Tim. Pours dark orange with off white head. Nose and taste of ripe fruit, caramel, toffee, earthy citrus and old citrus peel. Medium body. A touch over carbonated. Might have a slight infection, but still good. Hoppy. Medium body.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Muddy amber, thick, dirty, moderate frothy off-white head, nice lacing.   Sweet pine and citrus nose.   Otherwise soft caramel and fruity notes, very soft.   Airy and citrusy on the tongue, powdered sugar
sweetness.   Not as much malt as I would have liked.   Seems moreso simply a big Red or Amber.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   As it warms a bit more caramel fruitiness comes out on the backside.   Strong citrus
notes, pith and peel, with some pine.   A bit more caramel on the nose, candied citrus peel.   While not overly bitter, it doesn’t deliver as much malt as I would like.   It however, has a decent amount of sweetness given
that its not overly bitter.   Respectable at least.   Thanks Bill!
anders37 (22515) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a small longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy dark fruit aroma. Fruity malty spicy caramel and dark fruit flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy bitter caramel and dark fruit finish.
joergen (25643) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Papsų.
Hazy orange coloured with a medium sized off-white ehad.
Fruity aroma of brett and berries.
Fruity flavour of caramel, oak, vanilla, brett and berries.