dcschiller (2154) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 13, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(22oz bottle). Pours dark amber with slight off-white head. Not much carbonation visible. Aroma of smoke, cherry, candied sugar, cooked banana. Taste is fairly bitter with a pronounced smoke and woody flavor. Medium bodied with oily texture. Finish is bitter and very dry. Some sweetness is coming in more as it warms, but this beer is unbalanced to me and has some rough edges and itís quite hot. Not a fan.
dchmela (2482) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown brown pour with a thick off white head. Malty, toffee aroma with great earthy hops. Smooth malt, caramel, dusty earthy hops in the taste. Very clean finish with caramel hints.
Ernest (5896) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting.
Body is medium to dark amber.
Aroma is moderately malty (caramel), lightly to moderately hoppy (apricot), with notes of candy, corn syrup, dried pineapple, orange peel, alcohol, paint.
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Strong/boozy, but not without some aromatic enticement. Ultimately a little generic, but pretty good for Redhook.
Panzuriel (1225) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer pours a rich red brown with a thick head of tan fine bubbles. Nose is mild floral hops and maybe some caramel malt. A hint of alcohol sweetness is also evident. First sip is creamy and only slightly sweet malt. Dryer than anticipated. creamy body. Faint bitters on finish. nice warming kick from the alcohol.
Nikiel (830) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a wispy golden brown with decent foam. Smells strongly of oaky wood. Tastes primarily woody with hints of whiskey and has a good hoppy flavor. Long lasting bitter aftertastes due to both hops and aging.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle sampled at the Top of the Hops Beer Festival, Charlottesville, VA, 9/11/10. Pours a lightly hazy copper color with a thin head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of anise, big toffee notes, citrus, caramel and brown sugar. The taste is caramel, toffee, citrus hops, anise and an earthy finish. Medium bodied. Quite a nice beer.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle Thanks suttree @PreJam Gathering-pours a tan head and amber color. Aroma is medium malt-peat/molasses, secondary earthy hops. Taste is medium malt-peat/molasses, secondary wood/earthy hops.
TheBeerGod (4907) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Copper pour with a short, beige head. Aroma is hoppy, malty and lightly smoky. First taste is chewy, sweet malt, then caramel, followed by citrusy and piney hops and lastly smokey notes. Then comes light wood, soft vanilla, and light honey. Body is medium with a chewy feel and a moderate carbonation. Finishes with smoldering wood, caramel, light vanilla, citrus notes, pine resins, sweet malt and light honey.
nearbeer (3284) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Clear copper-brown with reddish tints. Small lasting ring of cream. Mild nose of brown sugar, oak, vanilla. Taste is brown sugar, orange, with some smoked oak and vanilla coming in quickly to balance. Long finish is vanilla, oak and light earthy smoke. Medium body is smoothly carbonated, sweetish, but drinkably dried by the oak and smoke.
Suttree (4739) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caramel colored, no head. Smells like caramel at first, then some piney notes. Nice flavor - earthy, piney - I donít know, is that mushroom? then some more honey and molasses. Sticky, messy finish. Sampled at 2010 pre-Brewerís Jam tasting.