RumRunner101 (386) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden pour with limited white head. Sweet nose; agave, apricot. Full bodied and full flavoured - wheat, yeast, piney and citrus hops and bit of sweetness and spice. Alcohol is noticeable. Well done, but not really my thing.
pictoman (81) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from 650mL bottle. Cloudy orangey gold with mild white head. Smells of black currant, malts, and varnish/white out. Starts off bitter with a tangy sweet stonefruit taste to end. Very malty.
mcberko (4056) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650mL bottle, pours a hazy dark orangey amber with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, apple skins, toffee, and candied sugar. Flavour brings out dry piney hops, caramel, apple skins, and modest candied sugar. Surprisingly fairly complex, with quite a dry hoppy body, not as thick as a barley wine, so it’s quite easy-drinking. Great stuff - one of Russell’s best.
CapFlu (4010) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(650ml bottle) Nose of hops and decent grain base. Not overpowering but decent depth. Very impressed.
Crit (3075) - New Westminster, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Murky amber,small beige head.Nose is both sweet & tangy.Spicy astringent palate,light sweet malt in back.Medium hop finish. Another poor effort
ubervoice (4) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Unexpectedly bitter in a good way. Bitterness lingers at the back. Pours a sunset like amber with a creamy light head rimming the glass. Lightly funky aroma with hints of berry and pear.
tiggmtl (4516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet, tangy and fruity notes with some spiciness and light alcohol in the nose. Hazy dark golden body is topped by a low white head that recedes to ring with scant lacing. Really nice balance between the strong hop flavours, assertive bitterness and strong sweet malts. Tangy wheat lingers with the feuity flavours. Medium body is pleasantly effervescent. Very drinkable for 10%! Half pint glass. Just above fridge temperature. Bottle purchased at the BCLS in February 2013.