Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Cole’s. Clear amber, hardly any head. Mild bready aroma is a little sweet but not bad. Strong feel to it. Very bocky character. Decent but alcohol is overpowering the flavors and it tastes immature. Strange bitterness in the finish, is disjointed.
jake65 (3244) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - OCT 1, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ TFD: Clear copper pour with a large beige head. Nice lacing. Mild malty and sweet aroma, pretty dainty. Tastes malty with caramel and a bit of dark fruit. A little hoppy zing in the tail.
Oakes (14841) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2008
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bright golden-amber colour. Toasty, deep earthy caramel nose. Rich bitterness. Toasty, lots of flavour, late alcohol. But it’s really messy, not bocky. Like the name I supposed but why would I want to drink that?
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(draft @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Copper color with a thin tan head. Aroma is rather hoppy with hints of sweet malts and some citrus. Flavor is very bitter with a very light touch of sweetness that disappears. Too bitter for my taste and for a doppelbock.
Collint (475) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - SEP 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Brewgrass. Pours a clear light copper color with a thin head. Aroma is citrus with spice. Decent clean taste, very refreshing. My first beer at Brewgrass. No way it was 9.4%, maybee 4.9
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
draft at papago... pours a clear brownish copper. it’s topped by an off white head which leaves behind pillowy rings of lace. smells really hoppy... pnw, grapefruit, pine, caramel, golden raisins and a spicy burn. most of the flavor... cooked cream, raisin-y fruitiness, caramel-y maltiness, honey, florals and citrus pith is hidden behind a curtain of hops. spicy/peppery dry finish with a boozy note coming in as it warms. medium body, spicy dry mouth feel. call me crazy..() this is an ipa gone wrong? i like pushing boundaries but this shows very little style characters to begin with. although, not a bad beer... just confused.
BuckeyeBoy (5178) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 24, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at The Front Door Boise, Pours out a amber topped with a small head. Aroma of sweet fruit and light yeast. Tast of more sweetness and hops. So So
OldMrCrow (2318) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2008
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft at Brouwers.
Fruity aroma, rotten peaches. Hot, thick, sticky, and metallic, what’s to like about this alcohol syrup? I’m surprised to see such a dog coming from Sierra Nevada.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Brewgrass. Deep amber/brown pour. Yellowish off-white bubbly head. Well, they called it, I guess, with the name. Perhaps that’s a bit harsh; this wasn’t quite a debacle, but it wasn’t my cup of tea (or my pint of beer). Very very sweet and too hoppy (not to mention the alcohol), which made for a combination that was too harsh for me. I expect some deep malt in a doppelbock, and my palate was fighting too hard against the other flavors and gave up. A disappointing beer from SN.
Suttree (5882) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear brown, thin beige head. Smells like toast, and maybe a hint if chocolate, I guess. Flavor is, well a little on the bland side, with some smooth malts and a subtle hop bite at the end.