Getbetter (669) - Cucamonga, California, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle, gold in color, sweet and bread notes, thin to medium body,white head, tasted great
zmanzorro (126) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle poured into a pint glass.
Has a medium strength yeasty aroma to it with a very thin head. A nice copper color with a little bit of haze to it. Slightly less carbonation than most beers. Some lacing retention.
Strong alcohol presence in the taste but finishes very cleanly with a slight lingering bite. Leaves you with a nice warming sensation.
As its warms (initially poured immediately out of the fridge), more of the sweeter and toffee flavors come out. More aromatic as it warms as well.
I will make sure to save some of the other bottles and try them once theyíve aged awhile.
mmmbeer (1190) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Snifter glass at Homefield- served a non-transparent and moderately hazy golden orange color, heavy carbonation. Aroma of a mild hop floral, yeast, and candi sugar. Hits the mouth with a medium body, initial feel tastes "hot"- it should be definately aged for a good 6 months- 1 year, caramel found itís way into the malt ago, middle has some sort of spice, finish is again hot from hops. Not impressed- 4th time in a row. 1 is chance, 2 is coincidence, 3 times is a trend... what is 4 then?
travita (3504) - Frisco, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The look is clear, thin light tan head, and amber in color. The smell is bread, dusty pecan shells, some alcohol, slight spice, and malts. The taste is sweet, fruits, malts, figs, brown sugar, and toffee. Overly sweet right now.
BMan1113VR (7702) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2012 Bottle with great thanks to Tran from Perryís! Pours with a medium hazed golden orange hue. Tight but somewhat small, just off-white head. Decent retention above average lace. Aromas are of toffee, vanilla, nougat, almond paste, marmalade. Slightly earthy hop profile with a hint of EKG like suppressed orange note. Warm and bready. Mostly malt in the aroma mainly toasted character. Medium to medium low esters, alcohol is there but well restrained. A touch grassy. Flavors are warm, toffee, almond paste (and pastries normally associated with it, i.e. bear claw, etc) nougat. Warm and inviting. Alcohol is there but not distracting. Somewhat dry finish, with still a nicely complex malt character. Fresh baked bread. Yeast character is pretty low for a traditionally English style beer. Medium marmalade and spice from the hop character. Medium to medium low carbonation. Somewhat warming. Fuller bodied but not oppressive in the slightest.
A thoroughly enjoyable beer that show cases malt character without being too flashy. I liked it quite a bit as a big beer that one doesnít need to over analyze.
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Look, itís quite good. Overhyped, for sure. Will be interesting to taste this sucker as it ages. Light brown sugar, yeast, malts on the nose. Subtle flavors of zucchini bread and cinnamon. Not much of a finish.
llcooldave (996) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a copper amber in color. Very nice fruity flavor of banana, clove and toasted malt. I can also detect some cinnamon in the background. Wonderful aroma of Mexican pastries, some raisin amn spice. Overall, a nice beer for so young. Canít wait to try this as it ages!
PGHbeer77 (564) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. Bottle from a trade with Jamil. Bottled on 07/20/12, drunk on 08/14/12, less than a month old! Astringent scent, cherry fruitiness, caramel malt presence. Bronze pour with a white ring. Medium/thick body, syrupy feel. Cherry caramel flavor with some toffee and hop notes and a bitter alcohol finish. Three in the cellar!
Fratto (2446) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Six pack on hold at Grapejuice. Thanks to my dad for being in Kerrville. Bright orange pour with a small white head. No sediment or floaties of any kind. Aroma is spicy, caramel, toffee, and almost a little citrus in there. Taste is super caramel, booze, baking spice, and a nice earthy finish. Hopefully itíll smooth out with some time. Not bad at this point.
Cletus (6251) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of Eric. Pours copper with a white head. Smells lightly fruity with some malty undertones. Tastes earthy with some fruity undertones. Enjoyable.