shrubber85 (8582) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Caramel malt and weedy grass/alcohol aroma. Hazy golden yelllow with moderate head. Sweet caramel malt and moderately bitter herbal grass flavor. Alcoholic finish. Rough.
BrettTaylor (624) - Radford, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured as a taster - will re-rate once/if I have a full serving. Pours a hazy amber color. Aroma - mostly malty with some hop notes underneath; caramel really obvious. Taste - alcohol is there and a bit peppery, some citrus/more resin notes from the hops, and malty sweetness underneath. This was okay, but wasn’t something I’d probably go out and buy again.
ellolovey (479) - Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap Taco Mac Cumming. Hazy light ambernwoth a thin foamy ivory head. Aroma of sweet sugars, caramel, and pine. Huge hop bitterness upfront. Boozy on the finish. Definitely warms you up. Nice sweet malt, burnt sugars, and caramel in between.
jb (2415) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Imported by bob from South Carolina. Nice. Hazy cider color. Rich toffee and tea nose. Syrupy. Sweet palate. Hefty caramel. Just enough hops and booze to balance. Very nice.
UDBeernut (2009) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap poured into a snifter. amber hue, hazy, silky off white head. nose of caramel and toffee, mixed with some booze. taste as some sweetness with aforementioned notes. faint bitterness, mild pine finish. full body with some booze burn.
rdixon77 (1410) - Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy filmy amber. Aroma of pine, booze, and caramel. Taste is big sweetness, toffee and caramel. Boozy. Strangely Spritzy for being a big heavy beer. Meh.
DrinkinWell (335) - - JUL 27, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2015 Pours a cloudy brownish yellow, some lacing. Bready malts, hints of citrus on the nose. Malts, brown sugar on the tip of the tongue; big bitter flavors at the back. Nothing special.
boxofrane (2332) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with a medium sized khaki colored head that has solid retention. The aroma has some pine, floral notes, a bit of a caramel malt, some candied sugar, a mix of a lot of things. The taste is really sweet, brown sugar, really off aftertaste. Sorry, bad.
BeerandBlues2 (10546) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours lightly hazy dark orange with a medium, rocky and frothy off-white head, medium to long retention with good lacing. Aroma is peppery alcohol, light honey and caramel malt notes, toast and nutty malt with pear esters, earthy and pine hops. Flavor is medium hops, moderate bitterness accentuated by the peppery and spicy alcohol, background sweet malt, light fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium-full body and moderate carbonation with a light alcohol warmth.
kramer (5329) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy caramel body with some small chunks floating about under a large foamy off-white head. The nose is pretty well dominated by the caramel maltiness and a slight yeastiness, pretty minimal hoppiness. The flavor is coming across as a bit tired and muddled, lots of heavy caramel malt and not much complexity at all. It seems a little lacking in hops as well. Nothing about this is all that exciting. Fairly well hidden alcohol at least. Medium bodied with some slight clinginess on the finis and soft fizzy carbonation. Not something that I’d seek out for a second go-around.