schmidtguy (37) - Englevale, North Dakota, USA - JAN 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a dark copper, with a thick soapy head.....smells of malts, caramel, citrus taste of toffee, carmel and roasted malts.. got this beer from a trade from buckeyeboyand i love it, could drink a few of these sad i only have one
cstuartj (1011) - Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. pours dark copper with a thin tight head and nice lacing. Nice nose, peppery, pine, malt. Crisp attack, pine, malt, yeasty. clean slow finish.
obguthr (4101) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pounder: Honey and pine needle nose. Clear auburn, medium tan head, decent lacing. Ash, whole orange, grapefruit peel. Slightly smoky. Medium body, resinous, soft carbonation. Good and intensity of flavor, distinctive.
JohnGalt1 (595) - , Idaho, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice head... golden tan collar left with good lacing ... hazy lite chesnut color.
Earthy toasted malts ... nice ... good hop balance ... piney and a bit resinous ... Complex malt profile.
Wow.. Sockeye has dialed this one in this year. Dark toast and roasted nutty grains.. raisin in the mid palate with big balanced bitterness. toffee and piney hop flavors linger for quite a while. Medium body and tiny bubble carbonation ties everything together very well.
jgb9348 (4860) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark copper and amber coloured body with a nice once centimetre tall just off-white head and a little lighter glow at the bottom. Aroma of toasted malt, toffee, caramel, rich sweetness and some lighter fruits - very nice, but still deep. Medium-bodied; Assertive grassy and piney hops up front with a large toffee, caramel and robust malt flavour at the end - very nice, complex and well-balanced. Aftertaste is quite lengthy with the hops showing right at first then fading to a subdued toffee and caramel sweetness and ending with a light earthy malt flavour. Overall, a nice beer with a good profile and a solid taste throughout, showing some sweetness, bitterness and complexity! I sampled this twenty ounce pint on draught at Home Team Sports in Boise (BOI Airport), Idaho on 08-April-2014 for US$ en route back home to [the real] Washington.
drfabulous (4196) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
16 ounce can thanks to Boisebeerguy. Caramel and spice. Rich reddish hue and color. Hoppy aroma and taste. Nice finish.
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Aroma of citrus rind, oranges, cloves, and grapefruit. Medium mouthfeel, good carbonation, lively mouthfeel. Bitter, orange rind finish.
cbfobes (2349) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Extra thanks to boisebeerguy, thanks! Pours a clear dark amber red with a thin off white head and some lacing in the glass. the aroma is of sweet caramel and malt with a hint hops and fruit too, the flavor is of roasted malt and burnt sugar with a caramel and hoppy finish, really strange in the finish, chocolate and hops clash through out but you can really tell during the last half of the drink, pretty different.
kelly79 (2) - Idaho, USA - NOV 3, 2013 does not count
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Copper amber pour with a thin head. Tastes of earth and Carmel with a smooth finish. Quite potent, yet subtle.
joeneugs (3498) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. can from Buckeyeboy. Thanks! It pours a deep copper red color with a nice, creamy one finger head. The aroma is piney with some cherry wood, light hints of toast and roasted malt. The flavor is the same. Bitter and piney with caramel, red wheat, roasted malt, cherry with a hint of cocoa. Very nice ASA. It packs a potent punch!
Beerman6686 (4713) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
poured a medium to dark orange color with an off white head. Aroma was of caramel malt and stale citric hops. Flavor was much the same. Alcohol came through fairly strong OK.