williamherbert (1228) - Syracuse, New York, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark carrot orange. Massive head of pure white. Cloudy, with the odd bubble floating up every so often. Looks very inviting; what more can you ask for? Lots of yeast whirls around after the final pour.
First aroma is bubblegum, then sweet candi sugars. Blunted slightly by a toasted quality, with a dirty, earthy finish (which salvages it, actually).
The flavors are a unique sugary flavor: A flavor I donít think Iíve ever had before: itís got the rounded toffee sweetness of a bock, crossed with the bubblegum and cotton candy sugars of some kind of a liquified sugar drink. Again, potting soil earthiness shows up toward the end. The hop balance isnít really a balance at all: itís a pungent, pine-oil hop that actually doubles down on the sweetness and makes it a true challenge.
The feel is chunky, chewy. Somewhere between a bock and a cherry liqueur. The issue is that itís so sweet, AND they put it in a can, so you canít even just pour half a bottle, cork it, and finish the rest. Itís almost troubling how sweet this is. I donít actually hate it, I just never want to drink another 12 oz at once.
DocJitsu (721) - Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber color with a short, creamy, smooth tan head with a greenish hue. Tons of vegetable matter floaties. Malty nose with hints of hop. Smooth, puffy mouthfeel. Malt-forward with hop bitterness arriving late.
Braudog (5485) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Very nice visual pour for style ... richly orange-red, with a big solid head. The aroma is sweet and malty. This drinks with a definite sweet edge up front, sweet as table sugar. But then thereís an interesting blend of stuff behind that, from a cloying spicy edge to an almost blood-orange acidity. Fairly light bodied, which makes it more drinkable. (#5467, 3/18/2014)
BREWMUSKCLES (2154) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
good malt and better hop flavor of pine and grapefruit that is sweet with a lemonade tang and a totally appropriate finish in hop. malt wafts in with body . longer finish bitter and nicely sweet.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Split Thy Vintage Skull. Pours pretty flat, no carbonation at all. Aroma is iced tea. Flavor is peach and orange, along with the previously mentioned iced tea. Dusty dry with a nice hoppiness.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Barcade. Was told this was vintage 2005. Poured a very hazy amber color with a thin off-white head. The aroma was of aged malt and aged fruit with a mild tartness. The flavor was the same as the aroma but fuller. Mildly bitter finish with good warmth and a medium body.
puzzl (3235) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Barcade. Dank, light hop aroma with good spices and a bit of licorice. Odd fruity flavor, like unripe fruits. Slightly sour, perhaps infected. Donít think this was what they were intending. Still is decent and enjoyable, though.
JoeMcPhee (8188) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Hop Devil Grill. Deep amber beer, thick white head. Aroma is both earthy and peachy with light spicy hops as well. A bit of appley fruity character throughout along with a lasting peachiness as well. Earthy flavour with some toasty maltiness throughout. Resiny hoppyness with a lingering bitter finish.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber orange, murky, with a nice head. Firm, but light malt, which gives off a rounded underlying sweetness. Has a later hoppy dry finish (touch of citrus). Balanced, not bad, nothing great.
OldGrowth (2477) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
@ Sunset Grille 4/2706. Ok nose, Fig, wet leaves, cardboard, toffee. Cloudy orange brown color, small head, no lacing. Bitter flavor. Musty. Like aroma. Little of a peach/ apricot. Medium body, smooth creamy mouthfeel, bitter gf finish. ABV showed up here. I just didnít dig it.