bb (7510) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Malt and light spice aroma with citrus. Malt and big oak flavor withlight vanilla and spice. Medium bodied. Big oak lingers with spice, light yeast, and vanilla.
ryanfolty (2071) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Darkness eve bottle shared by Todd. Sweet fruit and bubblegum aroma. Taste wasnt quite as good as the aroma but still solid. First beer of the event!
BVery (7959) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2012 Bottle shared by Todd at Darkness Day 2012 - thanks! Slightly hazy yellow pour with a white head. Citrus and yeast, good carbonation.
oRos (1348) - sacramento, California, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Glass at Russian river. Has almost no aroma. Taste is slight grapes and sweet at first with a bitter finish. Taste dissipates fast
Radek Kliber (6681) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma solid freshness , caramel with aromatic hops, clean feel with proper malt backing. 8-
Appearance visible suspended floaters , hazed golden amber look. Rocky white top. 3+.
Flavor and Palate : Medium light bodied. Mellow feel nicely combined with clean hop character. Slight caramel elements around. Quiet drinkable.
lusikka (7104) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Rated on 17.10.2012.
Pours a yellow colour with a lacy white head. Aroma of yeast, grassy and floral hops, also orange. Flavour of yeast, pale malts, fresh floral hops, orange and some dough-like yeastiness. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and high carbonation. Yeasty, light bitter finish. Light and easy.
baraciisch (2300) - California, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light cloudy golden in color... Aroma of light hops and grains... Flavor is very creamy, notes of earthy hops with a nice balance of sweetness. Very enjoyable.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale golden amber pour. The nose is softly spicy and a little bit fruity. Some soft peppery nose and a touch of light malt and sweet fruit. The nose is a little bit fruity and somewhat sweet but the palate is lighter than the nose would suggest. Light bodied and fresh with a decent palate. A bit light and lean. Some light crackery character from the malts. Nice.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured into glass. Not sure how many hop forwards beers I’ve had from RR, maybe 2, but this is a great easy drinking hoppy beer. Nice floral hoppy aroma, same goes for the flavor. Not sure why this is under the saison category.
barn0216 (513) - California, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampler. Clear yellow fine head and lacing. Faint grain and hops on the nose. Taste is light saturation style, mild sweetness and mild bitterness.