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.
bhiner41 (153) - La Grange, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Taste like Oakes dead guy. Meaning the finish is a little drier and there is almost a tannin taste. Definitely sweet and malty up front. Smells like an old bar or fraternity basement after a party, musty with a hint of malt and hops. Great beer.
---bhiner41 Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
junon (327) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hops not over powering. Full body mouth feel. Tiny bit of sweet to marry with the bitter. Well crafted beer.
Evolutionary (175) - Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at rusty bucket. Thick head that lingers and musty nose. Toffee an sweetness are a bit much but it's balanced. Not a great thirst quencher since its so sweet. Not doubly good.
---Rated via my mouth
maxwelldeux (2363) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear darker amber color with a moderate off-white head on it. Nose is definitely more malt forward on this, with some subtle caramel tones coming through. Taste is fairly strong with some strong toasting (almost burnt) elements coming through. Not bad, but not my sort of thing.
dresden (533) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper with an inch of white head. Aroma is caramel and bread. Taste is heavily bread yeast with very sweet caramel malt and a kick of booze. Not bad.
OKplus (549) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Hazy copper amber. 2 fingers of tan head that clings to the side of the glass.
S - Loads of fruity malt, plums, red grapes, doughy yeast, sweet oranges, maple syrup, oak wood.
T - Sweet toasted toffee malt, caramelized brown sugar, soft buttery flavor, fruity, woody hop resin coats the tongue.
M - Viscous, creamy carbonation, very nice texture.
This has aged very well. The hops are still present and really help compliment the finish. Very smooth flavors and great mouthfeel.
Serving type: bottle
kaser (1123) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange red pour from tap in at Thomas at pie whole. Very Carmel and smooth taste to it. Not much aroma. Good but only a little at a time
Gription79 (1632) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 750ml, 2008 bottle. The aroma is dominated by sweet alcohol and malts. The flavor is fruity alcohol, toffee, chocolate, oxidation. There aware noticeable signs of oxidation, but still a tasty beer.
atcdanner (8) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 21, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I lie this one but not as good as the John John one I had right before but still a good drink.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
gripweed57 (337) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Amber orange color topped by.a small beige head that leaves a leopard-like spotted clinging lace. Aroma is sweet butterscotch malt. Flavorful toasted malt palate is ripe with peppery hops and complex spicy nuances. Nicely balanced with a chewy, long dry finish.