drowland (6123) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had at the Ravenous Pig at RBWG 2010. Pours a nice brown/red with a small white head. The aroma is all old ale with some hops, but the flavor is big sweet and lots of chocolate with plenty of hop bitterness. This is a nice combo of flavors.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to John, pours light caramel, thin white head. Very nice aroma of cascade and orange marmalade and alcohol. Wow, lots of alcohol and sweet bready malts. A very interesting winter beer.
hopscotch (9364) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle… RBWG ‘10… Cloudy burnt orange ale with a small, short-lived, white head. The nose is fruity, earthy and malty – cascade hops, toffee and caramel. Medium-bodied with laid-back carbonation. Lots of earthy, citrusy hop bitterness. Toffee and caramel undertones. Lengthy, bitter, dry finish. Thanks to jcwattsrugger for sharing!
jcwattsrugger (11175) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBWG@Ravenous-22oz bottle-pours a light tan head and copper color. Aroma is medium malt-roasty/peat, secondary herbal. Taste is medium malt-roasty/peat/caramel, secondary herbal/pine hops bite.
FSUScott (111) - Rome, Georgia, USA - MAR 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a nice orange amber color. very roasted aroma. bitter and hoppy taste. nutty flavor. good mouth feel. warm going down. great flavor!
TLNash886 (228) - Idaho, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle pours deep reddish brown with little creamy head into a snifter. Thin aroma of caramel malt, hops, grapefruit. Hop bitterness balances well with the caramel malt, kind of a burnt sugar taste. Finishes with some light toffee, raisins, brown sugar, bit of booziness. Exceptional silky mouthfeel. Full bodied and low carbonation. Good stuff that warms nicely. Underrated.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 21, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ the Brewpup - Pours dk amber with a small beige head...aroma is roasty, hoppy and slightly sweet...flavour is exactly what I dig in a winter brew, sweet caramel malt, roast gritty grain, nice bitter and aromatic hop balance, little bit of cocoa...finish is warming and sticks to the insides...I really liked this one...
pineypower (2527) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Toby for this one. Pours out a ruby-copper color with a small to moderate slightly off white head. Aroma is of some citrus hops and some caramel/fruity sweetness. Taste is complex, dried fruit and some interesting earthy notes are balanced well by a good hit of some citrus flavored hops. Alcohol is barely noticeable.
Ibrew2or3 (7043) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Degarth. Pours copper with a bit of haze and thin tan head. The aroma has a quick hit of roasty malts before sweet dark fruity esters are noticed with layers of boysenberry, Concord grape jam and cherries. Yum. The taste is just like the aroma with a mild roasted malt flavor that rides throughout. The dark fruitiness isn’t as bold as in the nose and seems to be cut by mild grapefruit and pine hop bitterness.
BuckeyeBoy (2852) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Sockeye Boise, Pours out a dark murky brown topped with a small tan head. A nice sweet aroma of citrus hops. A pretty nice winter brew. A little spice and some sweet hops. Very well done.