maekchu (1772) - Hirakata, - JAN 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at sampling session. Thanks to KyotoLefty. From notes (Oct. 8, 2011). Rich caramel and grass nose. Light orange color. Mild caramel maltiness. A bit thin for the high alc. Alright but not a keeper.
Kinz (3189) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Richmond 19th, another interesting series here. Medium brown, aroma caramel, crème brulee, flavor is a match, with some faded hop bitterness on the finish. Some of that aged bready yeastiness on the finish. Rather liked this one.
Butters (3686) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the Richmond Gathering 19. Hazy amber orange with good offwhite head. Not much of anything. The sweet caramel and a little white grape juice. A good amount of caramel sweetness, and a balance of a decent amount of hop bitterness, but almost no hop flavor. Hides the abv quite nicely though. A little yeasty. Pretty tasty though.
Drake (7950) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by maniac at the 19th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering.Pours a hazy amber color with floating particles. Large frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of big tropical, citrus hops, pale caramel malts, raisin. The taste is raisin, caramel, citrus hops. Medium bodied, no heat. Decent.
travita (3714) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The smell is fruits, alcohol, sweet, caramel, and hops. The look is golden in color, clear, an ok white head. The taste is sweet, caramel, fruits, and ok.
obguthr (3446) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Peanut hull nose, lemongrass hints. Cloudy amber, thin head, chunky. Overripe orange, peanut hulls. Alcohol not noticeable.
rosenbergh (6105) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml bottle. The Woodwork Series Base. Wood aging time 7 days. Pikkulintu, Helsinki, Finland.
Hazy amber colour with a big foamy off-white head. The aroma is very malty, very very malty. Some citrusy and soapy hops and even more malt. The flavour is strong. Malty it is. Maybe the different aging would give some depth and dimension? But all the percents, all 11, very well hidden. Some hoppiness in the aftertaste. Not bad.
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tia (849) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
RG 19. Bottle. Hazy amber with decent cram head and decent lacing. Smells like caramel and grapes. Very sweet with biter finish. A tad syrupy with biter finish.
olio (5302) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle.
Originally rated on 20100916.
Pours copper color with medium head. Aroma of hops, sweet fruits, wooden notes and grass. Flavor of citrus fruits, yeast, hops and caramel. Quite nice and balanced.
HopTsing (401) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From the bottle poured a light brown brew with a white head. Heavy malty aroma. Full bodied with a malty flavor. Dry