bnoel09 (444) - Elk Grove, California, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the bomber into an English pint glass. Dark amber color with a creamy head. Aroma is a well balanced mix of sweet caramel malt and spruce hops. Flavor matches the aroma with a very earthy quality. Medium bodied with a mildly astringent finish. Overall a nice amber, but nothing incredibly unique.
GenkiGonzo (368) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a clear ruby amber, off-white head. Aroma has caramel malts, hops and a bit of funk. Surprisingly bitter.
nasmith003 (103) - Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
spruce, caramel, amber, red, clear, white foam, medium bitterness, light body, soft carbonation, long finish, bitter,
bubblehouse (507) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Descent beer. Really light in the aroma but taste is good. Slightly above average but nothing special.
Lore (1218) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
beautiful appearance of dark amber colour with reddish notes; huge creamy yellowish-beigeish head, which lasts for several minutes; aroma of citrusy-piney-tropical fruity hops, tangerine, caramel and some biscuit; taste is dominated by resiny hops with citrusy-tropical fruity notes, some raisin and caramel; perfect Christmas beer
UXO (414) - CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours clear medium to deep amber with one finger of medium tan head diminishing gradually to a thick cap, spotty lacing. (3/5) Nose is caramel malt, muddled spices and leafy hops. (4/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (5/10) Medium body, moderate to low carbonation, moderate bitter finish. (3/5)
Another meh-tactic offering from Rogue. Surprising residual bitterness on the tongue, given the almost non-existent hop presence on the nose, but that’s pretty much the best you can say about it. (10/20)
smaynard6000 (659) - Apopka, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Pours amber with a medium-sized beige head. Aroma is malty and sweet with some caramel. Mostly sweet with some piney bitterness in the finish. Pretty good.
Dacrza (542) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DATE TASTED: November 25, 2014... GLASSWARE: Barley Creek pint... OCCASION: post LVR holiday party... APPEARANCE: thick, chunky, substantial (with staying power) off-white, two-finger head; a dark copper body that suggests a malty goodness; intricate lacing--a picture-perfect pint ... AROMA: savory caramel malts that wed with a slight spruce and citrus hop to produce a beautifully balanced, inviting aroma ... PALATE: medium-bodied, soft, more intense on the tongue than the teeth--sessionable and sippable...TASTE: a warm oven of caramelized bread; secondary flavors of butter, lemon zest and a mad mix of (to me) undiscernable hops... OVERALL: this beer moves from intriguing to pedestrian, with a mixture of attractive flowery hops initiating a more mellow, subdued experience--the lightness makes this a sessionable destination, but as a stand-alone, not quite Sierra’ pale ale...
hansvf (181) - - DEC 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ruikt lekker vol,kruidig. Mooi glas, maar die van mark al dood. Wel goede bruine kleur. Heel kruidige smaak, beetje te misschien zelfs
Abijen (1528) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a caramel brown beer with a good tan head. Smells fruity, dried fruit and malts. Tastes the same. Average carbo, medium body and a sticky texture.
Bosbouw (1389) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mooie oranje caramel kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt honing, hop. Smaakt bitterzoet, honing, hop, fruitig. Bitterzoete afdronk.