hershiser2 (2056) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
$1.80 for a single bottle at Wine Warehouse, Charlottesville. Amer with a small head. Sweet malts and breadiness in the nose. Bland blend of hops and malts and finishes sweet. Hides the alcohol pretty well.
jcwattsrugger (12187) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle-pours a retaining light tan head and hazy orange color. Aroma is sweet medium malt, fruit-cherry/pineapple, resin hops. Taste is sweet medium malt, fruit-cherry/pineapple, resin/earthy hops. Thanks to decaturstevo & springslicker for sharing this.
JediMindTricks (446) - Remington, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours light orange with tight white head. The aroma is very bready with some citrus...iit is what it is...
TheBeerGod (6010) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Bronze pour with a short faded white head. Aroma is sweet malts, caramel, spicy hops, and brown sugar. Some fruit as well. Taste is spicy hops, grass, bread notes, toasted malt, caramel, and dark fruit. Body is chewy and rich with a fizzy carbonation. Ends with more spicy hops, citrus notes, caramel, light toffee, and toasted malt. Tasty!
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brewed in the USA..... Courtesy of AFI96, thanks Waylo !! Pours orange in color with a small off white head and some nice lacing. Aroma of malts, fruit and caramel. Taste of mild spices, malts and hops. Mouthfeel had a slightly dry metallic flavor to it and finishes with some bitter hops.
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
After 3 duds in the variety pack I was hoping this one would save me from the mediocrity that is RJ Rockers. Poured amber with a slight haze, the head was a mere collection of bubbles. the smell and taste were the same: honey, toffee, and faint citrus. Slightly syrupy body and a lasting bitter finish. Easily the best from the pack though that isn’t saying much. It was almost as if they were trying to brew an Arrogant Bastard Lite.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
sample on 6/14/09. pours a dark golden with white head. a basic strong golden ale. feels like a suped up Pale Ale. med body with avg carbonation. some bitterness, some malts... but overall falls short of everything. at 8.5%, I would not want to waste an evening on this.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle: Murky amber pour with a whimpy tan head. The nose is mostly unassuming, offering little in the way of either hops or malt. Strange for such a big beer. As it comes to room temp - some hops come out, but very faint. Very strange indeed. The body is a medium build with a nice bitterness to balance the modest caramel sweetness. Nothing about this says 8.5% and maybe that is why they call it Bell Ringer. This drinks almost like a session APA.
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt and caramel. Taste of malt, toffee and light hops. Has a crisp, light bitter finish
DietPepsican (1586) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUN 2, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy amber pour with a small white head. The aroma was up front garbage malts and a caramel. Flavor had more garbage, plums, raisins, caramel, and rice pudding. Boozy finish but it wasn’t too overwhelming.