Damico (2745) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
2 year old with a bit of a gush from E. Pours unclear dark apple amber with a big gushing creamy beige head. The aroma brings soft sweet apple and toffee candy like notes. The flavor seems to have lost a bit with a few years, starting off sweet and malty and then bringing apple and acetyl flavors for sure.
Scrapersnbeer (1500) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This a tough one I had really had to consider at length. While as a New Englander I am always skeptical of that State of Gardens, River Horse is a name in good standing with the local beer swillers. This is a dark hazy brown ale with ridiculous, almost unstable head. It has the aroma of bananas, currants, spice and rot. Not quite Belgian yeast - this facet will be familiar to anyone who has drank various Belgian-American fusion beers. I still haven’t sipped it yet, as it settles like Guinness after the keg is rolled down stairs. Okay, it is very sweet, milk chocolate notes and just a hint of fruit. Bitter dry out only after the finish. What I would expect a strong Belgian porter to be like. Thick, syrupy body that covers any trace of booze. Pretty unique and not too damn bad at that.
PhillyCraft (3570) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle, pours a dark amber color with large head. Lacing was there but didnt last really. Aromas of raisins, and sweet malts. Taste is an overly carbonated mess of caramel, stale fruits, and weak malts. Watery palate.
Billicus (289) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
aroma, malt, but fruity too, like a belguim and a winter ale mixed?, color, medium light amber hue, taste, fruit belguim yeast forward, slight warmness, from the malt, overall, tried this beer after no beers for a couple weeks, so I tasted better that maybe its general rating.
lamas (1412) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Different label than that in the picture. Pours a slightly hazy rust/plum color with a smallish khaki head. Plums, raisins, candied sugar, caramel, ripe cherries, Red Delicious apples, rye, and light citrus fruits in the aroma. Thin to medium-bodied, syrupy, and kinda sticky. Caramel and candied sugar upfront in the taste. Some creamy vanilla, plums, raisins, Red Delicious apples, and overly ripened bananas follow. A touch of bittering citrus fruits and a hint of rye at the end. Plenty of warming alcohol along with pinches of nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon all the way through. Not bad, but overly sweet.
j12601 (7248) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy brown with a medium to large beige head. Estery wheat, light Belgian malt and a touch of sweetness, and the faintest hint of cinnamon. Medium bodied, toast, malt, sweet malt, touches of very light brown sugar. Spicy malt, toast, a light bitterness. Finishes up with a touch of malt and toast. Nice and fairly easy drinking, no big booze notes.
shonobiwan (217) - Sound Beach, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Long Island, NY - 12 oz. bottle pours a reddish brown color with thin white head the quickly dissipates, no lacing. Aroma is of overripe fruit and a bit like licorice. Taste is initially sweet followed by winter spice. Palate is finished off with malty back bone and 8% ABV bite. A good brew that warms, Cheers!
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abcfan (770) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours reddish brown, with no head. Aroma is banana and fig. Rather thin and bubbly, finishes with dry alcohol notes. Nothing special.
odinstyr (570) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a very hazy red-brown with a small tan head. Smells of chocolate, dough, earthy. Taste is bitter , mildly sour and sweet. A sharp bite, hint of dark chocolate, bit of spiciness.
MadIndian (2499) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice red pour with aromas of caramel, belgian spices and bread.
Flavors are bread, caramel and cereal. I enjoyed it.