beerguy101 (5206) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on 4/16/2010. This American Strong Ale pours a medium to dark brown color from a 22oz bottle. Medium to full sized white foamy head. The aroma is malty, nutty, with a touch of wood. A medium bodied Imperial Brown/American Strong Ale. The malts are caramel, nutty and bready. The hops are earthy. A touch of oak and a touch of honey. Nice carbonation. A like smoke maybe. Interesting beer. A touch of honey shows up at the finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter with a touch of wood.
hopdog (7652) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with and averaged sized off white head. Aromas of nuts, caramel, some woodiness, brown sugar, and chocolate. Tastes of caramel, the same woodiness, brown sugar, and a little earthy.
Nalu (216) - Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2010 Clear amber pour with tan head which fades to leave a moderate lace. Cognac nose. Chocolate, honey and caramel malt with medium to heavy body and oak and whiskey flavors. Light carbonation with grappa undertones and a pine resin finish make this a session beer that would also go well with steak and potatoes.As much of an IPA fan as I am, I could have done without the dry hopping. They should have gone brown ale all the way!
Aurelius (3443) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, fairly dark, tea-colored red-brown with a clingy bone colored head. AS lightly pasty aroma. Flavor is woody whiskey and that’s about all -- not very sweet, muted cocoa. Whiskey finish. Fermentation Lounge, on tap.
blutt59 (5685) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, garnet amber pour with short thin foam, aroma is woody grapefruit, flavors of oaky caramel sugar, cookie dough, wedding cake icing, finish is bitter metallic
j12601 (5609) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 28, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle with some work people. Pours a hazy ruby brown with a medium yellow beige head. Dry malt on the nose. Thin, malty and with a spicy smoke note. Boozy finish. Mediocre.
daknole (7204) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brownish color. Aroma has toffee, hops, light cocoa, banana and booze. Flavor has banana, light toffee and some hop bite. Ok.
michael-pollack (4962) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, hops, brown sugar, light candi sugar, slight oak, and a hint of pepper. Poured deep amber/copper in color with a small, off-white head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout around the edges and as a film on top of the beer. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of malt, hops, rye, slight oak, slight smoke, slight wood, and a hint of cocoa. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, hop, rye, slight smoke, and slight oak finish is dry. 9.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
Juelze (1126) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy rich rusty brown color with large, bubbly, off-white head. Aroma is of bright hops, caramel malt, light oak, vanilla and light smoke. Taste is light hops upfront, caramel, oak, light vanilla and light fruit and smoke. Bold and enjoyable this is definitely a welcomed treat from Redhook.
dyetube (1106) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
this beer pours a deep amber brown with a thin tan head. the aromas are raisins, musk and old closet. the palate is slightly sweet and syrupy. this wasn’t great, but I didn’t dislike it either. cheers!