jcos (1525) - Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location/Date:3 year old bottle spit with Dave on 12/31/2013.
Appearance: Pours a dark non-opaque maroon.
Aroma: Aroma of caramel, light booze.
Taste: Caramel, some oak, faint hops
Palate:Medium light body.
Summary: A really interesting brew with some age on it, combining the aspects of the base beers. Tasty.
AirForceHops (3113) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle form Adams cellar. Ruby color with a crazy amount of head lacing the glass. Deep ruby color. The nose is still full of hops even after all this time. Dry hopping gone wild. West coast pine and light citrus with caramel and toffee. The blend of this brew is a bit odd. The dry hopping and the fresh pale ale portion of this beer really should have been consumed fresh. Dead hops float through this brew. Caramel and light hints of pine. Still a good sipper but I bet this peaked two years ago. Not a good brew to cellar. No doubt this was crazy good when it was released.
volbeerman (20) - Madison, Tennessee, USA - DEC 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aged approx 2 years, Pours with a crimson caramel color with a thin white head. Celebrating New Year’s Eve with a delicious chewy brew, hence the short review. Happy New Year!!!!!
curepute (139) - New York, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber no head. Burnt sweet toffee nose. Sweet, boozy, bitter, that runs down your tongue and lasts a while.
skoisirius (1632) - Earth, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’m currently rating every SN brew I’ve ever had in one clean sweep.
I grew up on the classic SN Pale having it around during high school, and since have watched SN grow into a national representation of incredible craft beer. Living 45 mins away is a treat for the random growler fill. Keep up the amazing work gentleman!
Pyrmir (3317) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from bottle @sbwf13. Copper color with off white head. Aroma is sweet, flowers, fruit amd wood. Taste is also sweet, oak, vanilla, caramel and fruit
harrymel (1499) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well, been a couple years since I had this.
Pours a red amber with a thick, buttery quilt with soapy tops. Smells of malts, bitter hops, some medicinal quality, some oak, some vanilla. Flavor is malty with a touch of alcohol, lots of sweet caramelized sugar character, some bitterness, some chemical character. Medium bodied with velvet for carb and a semi dry finish. A really pleasant beer, not my favorite of the series, but decent enough. Wouldn’t seek out, but wouldn’t turn down.
jookos (2077) - FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Red amber. Heavy malts, barley-wine-y. Some plums, raisins, sweet malts. Full thick body. Sweetness, but dry mouthfeel. Orange peely fruityness. Old malts, flavourful. Spicy clove.
Hermod (3139) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle @ sbwf13. Dark mahogany, thick creamy white head.
Lots of dark bread in aroma, heavily spiced, cardemum cake-like. Flavor has dark bready, malty with some nutty notes and the same spicyness. Buttery sweet finish. Interesting and good. Intensive.
-- via beerbasher/winphone 7
RexTalionis (2408) - FINLAND - SEP 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Dark amber in color with a cream tan head. Sweet maltyness, brown syrup in aroma. Slightly roasted notes, light vinous and some dark fruits in taste. Smooth mouthfeel and quite easy to drink considering the quite high abv. Nice, but on the sweeter/boozy side. Slightly nutty aftertaste.