PhatB420 (723) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz into a harpoon leviathan glass as my first brew on NYE 2013. Pour is straigh forward with a fast foaming head that dissapears. Color is dark brown and amber rust. Aroma is sweet malts, cherry, plum, rasin, and musty brown ale. Taste is quite reminiscant of a barely wine, dark musty rasin and grape like flavors, mixed berry, oh the head is gone, sweet malt based presense is rampant, strong abv is noticeable but not deterring. Aftertaste is sweet, solid and strong with malts and fruits, mostly cherry. This one grows on you, not bad for the Shed.
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle poured an amber color with a fair amount of head. Nice malty flavor with a lingering aftertaste.
jgb9348 (5067) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich deep hazy brown and copper coloured body with a thick, two centimetre tall deep tan and light brown head. Aroma of rich caramel, alcohol, hazlenuts, pecans, earth, peat and quite a bit of fruit sweetness. Medium to Full-bodied; Rich malty flavour with a good caramel profile, some nuts and earth and a hint of herbal spices with some allspice and nutmeg thrown in. Aftertaste shows some rich pit fruit sweetness and an alcohol vibe, but not in an overwhelming way - just noticeable. Overall,a solid beer that was better that I was expecting, and not a bad drink for a chilly evening. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased at Whole Foods (Foggy Bottom) in Washington, DC on 25-October-2013 for US$1.99 sampled at home here in Washington on 16-December-2013.
boxofrane (2387) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at beer fest. Pours hazy reddish brown with a medium sized white head. The aroma has sugar and some fruity notes. The taste is sweet, sugar, and some plums and raisin.
Mep3222 (842) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells of malt, some roasted with a bit of a coffee smell in there as well. Taste is malty with a bitter middle and a sweet finish. Has a bit of a sloppy palate, reminiscent of a home brew made with malt extract. Light carbonation. Pretty full flavored. Overall a good beer. Wouldn't buy for home but would have after a day of snowboarding.
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Travlr (15641) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Hazy maroon color, medium off white head. Aroma of toffee. Taste is caramel malt, coffee. Plain.
ModeEngage (152) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours opaque brown with amber highlights. Decent head retention. Easy drinking with a complex, malty mouthfeel. Finishes clean. Good brew.
N3lson1 (469) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Decent beer, complex malt flavor, pours dark brown in color. Worth a try. Decent looking head.
gsmitty80 (1982) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not that high of expectations but i gave it a go. Good alcohol content and pretty drinkable for 7.4 but it was very malty and basic with a pretty bland flavor profile.
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours a deep brown color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly. Aroma is faint with sweet malts, honey and some light piney hops. The taste starts with sweet caramel, honey and fruit. The malt character is a bit thin. The hops presence is mild but brings some balance towards the finish. Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation.