SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle via Secret Santa; gold fold with different label than the photo; pours clear dense gold with creamy white head lingering; faint spicy yeast, stale and sweet honey; some white sugar syrup and stale malt too; mildly boozy and syrupy on first sip; honey mainly with sweet malt, a little dough, stale sugar; drinks smooth and not overly sweet; medium body with a definite strength to it; quite yeasty in the mouthfeel but not spicy or anything like that; sweet candy syrup and honey malt overall; decent BGS
legion242 (2315) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured a very average slightly cloudy yellow with a thick head. Really, really average beer all said. No spice at all.
cmonster (997) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours watery orange with a large white head of tight bubbles. Easy 4 on appearance. Good retention and lace. Nose is feathery yeast, and noteably dry. Light sweet flavor of dried grass. Tastes just like the aroma. Light body, prickly carbonation, and a dry finish. Minimal sweetness throughout. Good but lacking complexity and the yeast isn’t that compelling.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Jennifer Gottlieb, the cutest woman on the planet. Pours a dense, thick cheddar orange with a freakin’ huge head of white. Aroma is field hay, barn must, and light flower bread. Flavor is buttery hay and berry wth subtle straw and musty grass notes. Thick, oily mouthfeel. Better than average, yes, but not spectacular.
mar (4997) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold with a white head. Nose is sweet dried fruits, musk, clove, and other spices. Smooth on the palate, great dried fruits, belgian yeast, candied sugar, and a spiced finish.
dyetube (1264) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from kegs and barrels. Pours a light copper with a medium white head. The aromas are dough, lemon zest, old closet. The mouthfeel is slightly sweet and dry with a medium body. Cheers!
Errl (1898) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Kegs and barrels..Pour is a Clear light amber with large head and lacing..Nose is bread with alcohol and light grape and floral hints- Taste is sweet and tart, light fruit and bread..Palate is medium and fizzy, Tartness and Yeast, Has a unique lingering flavor on the palate.Not a bad beer, Just not my style in taste, It was a bit tart.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear gold with fluffy white head. Aroma has a nice floral, hints of fruit, malt and subtle bubble gum. Flavor is very much the same, a bit more intense then aroma, light sweetness. Mouth feel is light-medium body with very high carbonation. Overall, tasty, enjoyable, easy drinking brew.
deyholla (7635) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with a white head that remains throughout the beer. Aroma has lots of light fruit with notes of pineapple and backing caramel and sweet grains. Flavor has notes of light citrus and pineapple with some sweet grains and a hint of caramel.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Name: Hell’s Keep
Date: April 06, 2011
Source: Total Wine, Vegas
Appearance: hazy gold, large off white head, lots of sticky lace
Aroma: sweet and spicy aroma, light sweet estrs, just a touch of balancing spicy phenols
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, candy sweetness leads to a sweet fruityness, light phenolic spicyness adds some balance and depth
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4