nimbleprop (5569) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle pours a hazy brown with some thick, off white head. Nose of caramel, dusty, orange, bread dough. Sweet flavor, stale hops, cardboard, caramel, bread dough. Smooth finish is a bit of a savior. A bit past it’s time.
ben4321 (4547) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 1/18/13
Aroma: The nose has caramel malts, earth, some pine hops, and some toast notes as well
Appearance: Pours a clear, dark mahogany color with a red hue, a small beige head, and mid-heavy lace
Flavor: The taste is fairly balanced, it is sweet up-front, with a big bitterness later on
Palate: It is medium-full bodied, with a chewy feel, soft carbonation, and a dry, slightly sticky finish
This was some solid stuff for sure. It has a really solid nose and a nice taste as well. It leans hoppy, but it is a pretty well balanced beer. If I had to give it a style, I’d say it kind of felt like something somewhere in between an Imperial Red and an American-style Barley Wine.
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Everything is good about this beer except the finish. Strong sweet aroma of malts, big tan frothy head, deep red hue, and tons-o-lacing. Take a sip and swish it around your palate, very sweet and yummy. Now, the bad news. Once you swallow, there is a nice hop bitterness but then appears this acidic taste that just hangs around. Seriously, what is that? I just can’t let it go so I didn’t rate as high as I wanted.
jazz88 (2592) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A brownish color with a tan head. A bitter and sweet malty and caramel flavor with a strong aroma
Huhzubendah (2832) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Churchkey in D.C.
The beer is amber to orange in color with an off white head that leaves plenty of lacing on the snifter. The aroma brings a large helping of pine and hops. The flavor follows suit, though not quite as good as the aroma. Lots of pine in the flavor with a more assertive malt presence than the scent would indicate. Medium bodied with minimal alcohol presence. An enjoyable beer, I would have this again.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 08-20-2011
glennmastrange (2411) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Heavy malt aromas of light bread, roasted and caramel, light to moderate cooked orange for the hops, moderate dough for the yeast, with raisin, toffee, brown sugar and maple syrup in the background. Head is average size, fizzy, light tan with fair lacing and good legs and is moslty lasting. Color is murky mahogany. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, the finishes lightly sweet and acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, oily with a soft carbonation. A nice mix of powerful and smooth in this American Strong Ale.
williamherbert (1365) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sugary malt aroma, earthy soil malt. Orange and thick-looking. Has a smooth start and a sandpaper finish. Not bad, just not that exciting.
thetmaxx (772) - West Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I?m drunk beer is good! 61 characters to go... Aroma is of Maher measure make malt, flavors is slightly hopy. Overall its OK. Definitely tastes like speak easy. Lots of alcohol in three flavour!
Dodgrblu (664) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle from Roco in West Sacramento. Pour is a rich and hazy mahogany. Nutty aroma, very bitter finish, thin lasting head.
swoopjones (6760) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, caramel colored pour. Rich raisny and sweet malt aroma. Boxy rich nose. Butterscotch, raisins, boozy & rich malts. Rich. Pretty good