yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at Rogue Ale house in SF. Poiurs clear and golden dark amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is dark malty and light fruity. Bitter, fruity and dark malty flavoured. Mild roasted note. Bitter and dry into the finish. Nice dry finish.
Dogbrick (11626) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Rogue Brewer’s on the Bay. This brew pours a dark reddish-brown color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Patches of lacing on the glass. Citrusy hops and chocolate malt aroma. Medium body with flavors of earthy malt, hops, citrus and a bit of dark chocolate. The finish is hoppy with a touch of yeast on the back end. Decent overall.
LinusStick (3252) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice beer. Aroma was so so. A nice roasted caramel and hop mix. Pour was a nice murky dark brown with a one finger almost tan head. Taste was full and good. In the front there is roasted malt, caramel and toffee and the hops kick in in the after taste. Extremely bitter and mouth drying aftertaste. Thick chewy mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Even better as it warms.
scooterbub (1031) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
650 ml bottle. Pours an unclear, dark brown with a decent tan head. Taste is of roasted malt, caramel, coffee, hops, fruit, pine and some earthy flavors, like wood and dirt. Slight dryness and bitterness in the finish. Thin, slightly watery body. Rather enjoyable as it is very easy to drink and quite smooth.
3fourths (9150) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2010 bottle. slightly yeast-heavy ( & egg shells ) note to go with your pine / resin hops and chocolate / roast malt. hearty with a lived-in feel.
williamherbert (1509) - Syracuse, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Earthy malt aroma. Pollen-flowery hop.
Red-brown appearance. Pillowy off-brown head. Very good lacing.
Flavor is a hint of perfume in the hops. Floor cleaner. A decent roasted malt. Flowery hop.
Feels like a fine English ale. An okay pale ale with an earthy malt.
vacantskies (208) - Spokane, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It has a rich frothy head with a deep amber color. The flavor is bitter and roasted; a nice winter warmer
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy amber brown with very little tan-tinged head. Aroma is a mix of hops and brown sugar. Flavor is very earthy hops. Pine flavor coming from the hops. Some mild earthy hay notes. There is a sweetness coming through as well a mix of malts and mild caramel. Body is light with medium carbonation.
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep red with tan head, aroma is a bit hoppy but mostly caramel and malty sweetness. Taste up front is a mild floral hop working into caramel and chocolate malt with a sweet but bitter finish. Very good brew.
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served on draft at Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear, dark reddish amber with a medium sized, dense, creamy tan head. Decent head retention and lacing. Faint hoppy aroma with a bit of chocolate. Taste is odd, a hit of dark roasty coffee at the beginning which is then dominated by bitter, dry, leafy hop notes. A bit of dark chocolate too. Medium bodied. Strange beer, and I find I’m liking and disliking it simultaneously.