fiercepanda (387) - Missouri, USA - MAR 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A clear, iced tea colored beer with a medium beige head. The aroma is caramel and floral hops. The flavor is roasty malt with a slightly floral finish.
dmschefke (565) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark amber withi medium off-white head, lots of lacing. Aroma obvious of sweet caramel malt, citrus, and floral hops. Flavor matches well and is quite a nice surprise with how well it comes together.
Arayaga2 (1714) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark ruby color with an inch of dense tan head. Aroma and taste are richly caramelized, with some astringency, and slight medicinal hit. Not overly boozy, but rich and well dialed.
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snownirvana (70) - - MAR 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Snifter from bottle. A: very sweet and malty, cane sugar with carmel and alcohol. App: very dark amber, small frothy head which disperses rather slowly. T: front has slight carmel with fruit, dark cherry and grapefruit, also has a rose hint, with a slight bitterness, back is a little sweet with lots of alcohol. Pretty complex. P: very smooth but with a bite on the back from the alcohol.
zathrus13 (1666) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours copper, with a tan head. Aroma is malt, nuts, and fruit. Flavor is malt, fruit, hops, ans alcohol. Medium body. Fairly long finish.
coolpop (1304) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a deep reddish brown with a medium-sized tan head that leaves quite a lot of lacing. Aroma is caramel and toffee, quite a lot of cherry, some spicy hops notes. Flavor is quite sweet with a long, sweet, fruity finish. Lots of toffee, cherry, a touch of smokiness, some bittersweet roasted character. Chewy mouthfeel. Drinks more like a strong bock to me.
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap @GABF-pours copper with a light tan head. Aroma is sweet medium malt-caramel, some spice. Taste is spice hops, sweet medium malt-caramel.
onceblind (3192) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
GABF 2011. Dark clear rosy brownish ruby. Small but lasting head. Great aroma of sweet cherries paired with toasty toffee malt, and a touch of candy sugar. Flavor is nice and big with some cherry and other darker fruity tones, candy sugar and deep roasty toffee tones, slightly burnt, in a good way. Pretty swell!