Niko100 (2015) - Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber/orange color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of floral hops, some pine, fruit, & citrus; Flavor of slight sweet malt, pine hops, caramel/toffee, fruit, and citrus; Finish is slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Overall, nothing exciting - but not bad either.
cbfobes (2325) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 31, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle purchased at Against the Grain, pours a dark clear copper with pretty much no head at all, the aroma was way sweeter than I was expecting, maybe a little bit of the hops come through, but not much, the flavor was much of the same, lots of caramel and malt through out with a hint of hops in the finish, with this being waxed dipped and all I was hoping for a little more.......looking at you CIB.
ajnepple (2293) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Barrels & Bottles. Golden, orange and clear with a white head and light lacing. Floral, earthy aroma with tropical fruit, citrus hops, caramel, toffee, pine and light alcohol. Similar flavor, sweet and balanced with a bitter, lingering finish. Medium to full body... not bad, but not that good.
JonMoore (1875) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - clear dark gold colour with thick cream coloured head. Aroma of sweet toffee malt, citrus hops, pine. Similar but more complex in the taste, orange peel nice long bitter finish. Full bodied with noticeable but appropriate alcohol. Very good.
TattooJack (111) - Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
The appearance of this beer in the store is very favorable, makers mark wax on the bottle, cool day of the dead type label art makes it jump off the shelf. The first drink of this knocks you back, mostly hops but somewhat alcohol. I suggest a short glass because you won’t be drinking it as quickly as you are used to. Gets a bonus for being 10%, some more for marketing creativity, and a couple more points because it made me look up all the old ska songs I love so much. Mickey Mouse in Moscow!
brontebeach (158) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark amber with thin head that fades with some lacing. Malt extract (marmite) in the nose. Smooth and pretty balanced, slight zing from carbonation. Oranges in the aftertaste. Strong, whilst not tasting the alcohol you get the richness which for some maybe too much. Good.
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RLiddell (46) - Valrico, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from The Common Market, NC. Appearance is clear, rich copper color. Nose is a good balance between the malt and the hops. Taste is rich malt balanced by a dry hoppy character. Very nice!
lusikka (6354) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a dark copper colour with a white head. Aroma of heavy sweet caramel, pepper, kebab sauce(!) and resin. Flavour of heavy sweet maltiness, grassy bitterness, floral notes and resin. Bitterness grows towards the end quite a lot. Mild grapefruity notes as well. Lingering bitter and heavy sweet finish. Too sweet for my taste.
Osprey87 (1821) - WALES - NOV 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cold bottle, red wax. A hazy honey orange with a small white head. Smell - toned down fruity caramelised hops and alcohol. Body is medium, carbonation fairly low. Taste - Mixed fruits, some honey, spice. Flavour is fairly toned down. Alcohol comes through noticeably. It has the alcohol presence of an IIPA but the flavour of a normal IPA. Decent.
spacecube (892) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle, pours clear copper gold with a small white head. Aroma is caramel malts, citrus hops & pine. The alcohol is evident, this is a strong beer and the alcohol is not entirely pleasant. Good beer, but one for sharing.