Palidor19 (2871) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I love the look of this beer, golden elegance, taste very piny, high on the malts. one for a keeper.
nick76 (4140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is nice with pine and citrus hops and caramel malt. The appearance is caramel brown with a nice big head. The flavor is like the aroma and bitter as well as sweet and malty. The palate is smooth. Overall it’s good stuff.
DYCSoccer17 (3208) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 13, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 mL bottle purchased at the Davis Food Co-Op. Holy fuck this bottle is ugly as sin. An annoying bright red painted/waxed bottle. Pretty faint aroma. A bit of caramel maltiness with some light yeast esters and a little metal is present. Some ethanol also makes it’s presence known. It also has a light nutty sweetnes, too. All in all, the aroma is pretty pedestrian. Mildly hazy amber body with a medium off-yellow head that persists pretty well. More legging than lacing. Start is sweet, a bit peppery, with some caramel malts. More roasted maltiness in the middle with a bit of an ethanol burn. Finishes kind of dry with a more ethanolic bitterness rather than a hop bitterness. Actually, the hop profile is very low in this beer despite its claim of 72 IBU, which makes the booze more apparent. Unmemorable, except for the hideous bottle and price.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle...thanks ceebs!
Pours a nice two fingerwidth beige, creamy head. Leaves a lot of nice lacing on the glass after dissipating slowly. Color is opaque and has a copper penny tint to it. The aroma is hoppy and of strong fruit, resembling more of the mild fruit, more like a berry smell instead of the citrus hop. There is a hint of light malts in there too. Some dose of caramel. I have to agree with ceebs in that the taste is a hoppier barley wine. It definitely resembles the dead guy ale, but with way more of a hop character and a stronger, imperial level taste. It tastes pretty bitter and lingers for a shorter time than i would expect such a bitter beer. Tastes of wood and pine, again the berry sweetness too. A complex beer with a more wet finish than dry, which was kind of surprising after the initial bitter taste. The balance is pretty good, not perfect, but overall i was all for this.
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber bottle. Aroma is strong, i like it, melon fruit, berry fruit, subtle pale malt also somehow comes through for me, and a piny hop. Pour was nice, big bubbling starch white head that almost entirely evaporates, good lacing, dark cantaloupe in color, mostly translucent. Powerful taste, like a hoppier kind of barley wine, basic malt taste is clearly that of a single dead guy (which is good) just slightly stronger, with an imperial ipa level of bitter and full bodied/sticky pine hop, melon, and cherry sweetness, very wet finish and good linger. Highly complex tasting beer, though the all the different flavors that arise don’t smoothly balance out exactly in my opinion. However, this beer was an interesting and enjoyable experience for sure.
SSSteve (3633) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 12, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2008 2008. cool red wax bottle. dark copper color under a large creamy yellowish head. aroma is bready malts, gum , banana. flavors of graham cracker, dough, cinnamon, banana, and some floral bubblegum tasting hops. i didn’t really care for this one.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coolest bottle ever! Beer is pretty good also. I think that some time would make it even better. I thought it was going to be sweet but the hop presence took care of that. The nose was not so good to me though, kind of smelled like a nice bread on cardboard. The taste comes out with burnt caramel on the back of the tongue.
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a red 750ml bottle and served in a shaker. This beer poured a clear amber with a two-finger thick head of beige foam that slowly faded away, leaving some thick lacing behind. The aroma of the beer was made up of strong notes of bready caramel and a hefty dose of citrusy/resiny hops. The flavor included clean, lightly toasted malts, caramel, and just enough of a hop bitterness to keep things interesting. The mouthfeel was full-bodied and just a tad sticky. Lightly carbonated. Don’t expect to be blown away, but this is a tasty, well-made brew.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber purchased at D’vines in Washington, D.C.. Pours orange gold, off white head.
Aroma is malty, caramel, hoppy. Smells a bit like a wet graham cracker. I’m a little worried.
Flavor is malty, hoppy, slightly peaty, syrupy, and doughy. Eh, it’s not horrible, but I probs wouldn’t pay to drink this again.
redlight (2303) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a light amber with a white head. Smells like pacman yeast and american hops. Really to be honest this tasted just like dead guy to me? but with the 9.5% abv it was very easy to drink.