Feinschmecker (202) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark amber color. Intense scent of citrus hops. Flavor is on the sweeter side with hints of caramel, but balances well with the powerful hops. Full on the palate and the finishes is a tad bitter.
PartyFowle (318) - - APR 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours thick from the faucet in a mostly clear burnt orange hue, topped with a small but dense head of sandy tan. The aroma has similar fruity yeast esters to Dead Guy: red delicious apples, white raisin, orange blossom. A bit of honey maltiness as well. The flavor has a similar sweetness, but here itís more malt-focused -- honey, caramel, even a hint of toast. Substantial bitterness settles in at the finish and balances the sugary malts. Itís drinkable, but lacks any special qualities that would require a second helping.
721Lance (78) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - APR 6, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Better in my opinion than the standard dead guy...as good if not better than double bastard. Mouthful of complex malts and balanced hops of big citrus and earthy hops. Long lasting malty finish.
rondphoto (2654) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Cloudy dark amber color, frothy beige head, puffy bands of lace. Taste is caramel malt that grows as it turns more semi-sweet, glides through the palate, growing bigger as it adds solid, balancing, hop bittering. Not terrific, but certainly solid enough.
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 15, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
[2/13/15] Draught at Rogue Ales Public House in San Francisco. Nice clear amber. Sweet aroma with caramel and a bit of honey. Sweet flavor with caramel and alcohol. Medium-bodied.
AleRider78 (131) - - MAR 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy, dark amber colour with a large, foamy, creamy head. Had alot of carbonation, very bubbly. Good lacing. Strong, sweet flavours along the lines of toffee and caramel. Malts are evident in the flavour as well as aroma. notes of spices in the taste and in the finish. Smell a tiny bit of the alcohol and maybe some breads. More hoppy than malty. Very good for high abv!
SG111 (416) - New York, USA - MAR 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Rogue, San Francisco. Pours golden color, small white head. Aroma is malty caramel, toffee, candied fruits. Flavor is similar. Really delicious candied dark fruits. Slightly bitter finish. Really nice.
OmegaX (1327) - Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with others. I donít know, I just didnít care for this as much as the regular dead guy ale. Aroma is light toffee and caramel, hay notes, stale malt. Flavor is similar with a light grassy hop note. Sweet at first with a lightly bitter finish. Itís a decent brew but based on the price I would never repurchase this one.
Mark_Eck (951) - - JAN 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours a cloudy dark amber color. Aroma and taste are sweet with toffee and some hops.
phaleslu (7224) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle from STLWill- thanks again, Will! Opened in line at the Side Project Pulling Nails Blend #2 release, I know this one didnít give me much cred but I tend to bring home beers for Thanksgiving that arenít as sought after because my family doesnít care either way and is just excited to try new things. But we made it through some other stuff that day without getting to this. So this 2008 vintage is what I had to share. And itís a craft beer store staple that Iíd never had, somehow. Pours a muddy amber-brown with a tiny beige ring for a head. Blindfolded, Iíd have said "aged American strong ale," because this one had notes of cardboard, brown sugar, caramel, toast, and maybe some earth and tobacco. The body has thinned over the years but has some slight heft left, but not much carbonation. Not bad at all, really. Probably better fresh, but this was fine.
jb (2415) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Rochester Tap Room. Clear orange / brown. Sort of had barley-esque character, but a bit better, as I hope for Strong. A bit more balance. Plenty of sweet though, and plenty of toffee. Sticky thick mouthfeel. Liked.