12many (277) - Alaska, USA - AUG 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bigmmartin. A clear amber with a decent head and average lacing. Aroma is mostly caramel with some floral hops. Flavor is sweet from a good amount of malt but also quite bitter. Smooth, clean aftertaste, and moderate carbonation. Good beer but not surprising or impressive.
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewhouse in Newport. Copper, with a thin head. Actually smells a bit stale, with alcohol quite evident. Sweet, with a heavy body and a sting of alcohol. All together, still a quite drinkable beer.
cathcacr (642) - Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
At the pub, but available only in bottles. Was pretty good, had a character that I’d describe as "Imperial Bock." It’s a lot like Dead Guy only with pronounced alcohol character and a rich sugary mouthfeel.
CanIHave4Beers (3524) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 18, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at El Bait shop in Des Moines. Really just a fantasic beer. The hops are just fantasic, and provide a remarkable bitterness that dominates much of the flavor of this beer. The head was fairly weak, but that’s the only real complaint. Aromas of sweet malt and tons of floral hops. Alcohol is very well hidden.
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
V - clear orange with a light lacy small white head.
A - caramel, brown sugar, hops, mild malts,
T - deep and complex with the same traces as in the aroma but in more detail
P - very smooth with just a touch of woody oak at the very tail end.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - AUG 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
A big, bold, harsh beer. Super malty, rich and very sweet. Way overdone. Way way way too much going on for me.
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red (but not ceramic) 750 bottle. Pours clear amber with a dense, thick off-white head. Sweet aroma of toffee and figs. Medium body, light carbonation. Taste of citrus, toffee, caramel, eventually wandering into pine. Earthy/floral bitter finish.
BOLTZ7555 (2927) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not as interesting as the bottle...the beer is similar to drinking a bottle of liquid caramel. Copper-colored brew with decent carbonation and solid eggshell head. Aroma is that of toffee, brown sugar, and cotton candy. Flavor is quite sweet but not sticky...quite palatable actually. There does appear to be a slight hoppiness that makes its way to palate, although resistantly. A bit thin. 9.5% hardly noticeable!!!
truebluehes (183) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - AUG 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orangish pour with little head. Very smooth beer, much like the dead guy with a real nice bite.
fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 10, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tried at the Bite of Oregon. Overall very good, not quite as good as I had anticipated. Poured to an orange-amber color with little head. I thought it’d be hoppier than it was, but it was very smooth. Well balanced. Notes of fruit; I kept thinking stone fruit of some kind; couldn’t quite put my finger on it. Glad I tried it.