jmm635 (805) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep golden color with a nice lacing head. Piney, citrus hops on the nose with a matching bitter flavor. Hefty bitterness on the back of the tongue and it lingers. More like an IPA than an ESB in my opinion, but still pretty tasty.
dcschiller (2153) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 3, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Apricot color with white head. Aroma of citrus and taste is bitter. Light bodied with thin/oily texture. Bitter finish. Decent beer.
cpetrone84 (1011) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on tap at McGrath’s in Harrisburg
A-pours a deep golden amber color that is pretty much opaque from the haze. Head is pure white and bubbly.
S-the nose has a fair bit of wheaty malt, notes of orange juice with pulp, hints of caramel and grain with a floral hop backbone.
T-toasted grains and caramel malt up front, pine and citric hops more towards the back. a fair bit of brown sugar and caramel roll in. a fair bit of citric hops in the back and a dank herbal presence. an assertive bitterness that lingers for a moment to finish this off.
M-medium body and syrupy with a grainy tough texture. strong carbonation and a slightly messy carbonation in the finish.
D-interesting beer, seems quite big almost american barley wine style. very balanced and interesting, huge flavors and hides the alcohol quite well. tasty treat.
dionysus (1443) - Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours hazy orange amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet with caramel/toffee, apple, grapefruit, and a good dose of earthy/citrusy hops. Flavor shows the same. Overall body is moderate to full, sticky, sweet, and finishes with a moderate to heavy bitterness. Pretty good stuff.
malrubius (1507) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle from Whole Foods in Portland, ME. Copper/amber with great lasting head and lace. Piney then citrus then caramel aroma Touch of caramel toffee medium fruity sweetness with bitter very dry resiny finish. Complex, assertive, strong, well-hidden alcohol. Way above expectations. This is a damn good beer.
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(22 oz. bottle from Bootleggers) Pours hazy lightly reddish amber with two fingers of lightly yellowish off-white head. Rich aroma of caramel, rock-candy, pine and citrus. Mouthfeel smooth and lightly syrupy/sticky, a touch of fizziness. Tastes of caramel and rock candy overlain by pine and citrus. Medium bitter. Hint of chocolate as it warms.
GodOfThunder (1241) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to orlgamecock. Sweet aroma. Sweet taste. Lots of caramel. Not horrible.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear dark gold color with a thin white head. Aroma of spicy, fruity hops. Flavor of spicy, fruity hops with a very strong and unpleasant bitterness.
BREWMUSKCLES (2088) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a full brew for those who love beer! heavy farm fresh and caramel malt profile with a matched (though slightly less so) hop profile that includes citrus, flower and pepper in combination. not sweet it is highly flavorful and like i said over the top especially for the style. bit of funky broomstraw in the out matched flavors... this is a satisfier.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - APR 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle via trade with boamr - Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a good size off white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is cookie dough, light esters, and floral hops. Flavor is the fore mentioned malt with a nice bit of hops. Finish is fairly smooth with a bit of lingering hop bitterness. Medium body. A good beer. Thanks Ryan.