Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of argo0, thanks! Dark and clear ruby color, large beige head. Aroma of light pine and furniture polish, not pleasant. Taste is licorice candy. Not my cup of tea.
eaglefan538 (2815) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from SL. Pour was amber with a big off white to faint orange head and good lacing. Aroma of ruch grapefruits, citrus, pine, caramel. Flavor followed with some faint roasted malts in there, reminding me of a revent iron hill brew, the brown haired ipa. Mouthfeel was full and well carbonated. Decent brew.
Goodgrief (1738) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spicy aroma, fluffy head. Lots of herbal hops, caramel malts and toffee. Creamy mouthfeel. Pretty good.
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle... bright amber, light tan head... the aroma has tons of caramel, a Killians on steroids, a little hoppy, wet dog and socks... easy to drink nothing wrong, but not something Iíd come back, had with The chairman and this was better
jimhilt (2369) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a two finger light cream head that fades slowly leaving an excellent lace. Nice clear red/amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Pine hop nose and flavor is pine hops with hints of caramel. $4.99 for a 22oz bottle from Julioís Liquors Westborough, Ma.
decaturstevo (4614) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber/copper pour with nice tan head and lace. Aroma is reniny hops and an odd finishing aroma I canít place, not unpleasant. Large maltiness with a caramel tone and some prefumy notes followed by an nice resiny bitter. Medium/full bodied with smooth carbonation. Odd offering but pretty good.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4444) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark caramel color with a huge creamy orange-tan head that lingered forever and left decent lacing. The aroma was strong pine, leafy hops, resin and had touches of pineapple and sweet caramel. The flavor was sweetish toasted caramel with moderately strong pine and resin and an light molasses undertone. The beer turned dry dry towards the long piney finish. Thick body. Solid.
SSSteve (3630) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. pours clear red under a large, frothy, tan head. nose has lots of bready and cookie malt and toast. also lots of piney hops. flavors of bitter hops with not a lot of depth. just bitter. no flavors but some astringent notes. malts could be stronger. not at all sweet. leaves a grassy finish. where are the malts is smelled?
ChazMania (642) - Pasadena, California, USA - NOV 24, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Perhaps the best Sam Adams beer Iíve had in a long while! Big citrus aroma tailored with caramel malts. Pours a deep yet clear red. Taste is very good blend of hoppy bitter IPA with red/amber caramel malt- very reminiscent of Green Flass HopHead Red. I bought their newly released DIPA as well so now Iím really looking forward to that beer too!
PorterPounder (5095) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Liquor Loft - attractrive distinctive shaped 22 oz bomber - pre-Thanksgiving dinner beer. Pours a very dark copper with a sticky khaki colored head that sticks around a while and leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma is floral and hoppy with plenty of spruce goodness. Flavor is bold and delicious with plenty of grapefruit bitter citrus notes, some sweet caramel and chocolate notes, a hint of nectarine sweetness. Mouthfeel is thick and rich. Iím not a Sam Adams basher - but sometime feel they just mail it in on some of their seasonals and specialty beers - but this one is right on target.