sonnycheeba (4244) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy gold with medium, frothy white head; decent retention and good lacing. Aroma is heavy orange and other citrus fruit, grassy hops, biscuit malt, and spice. Flavor is sweet malt forward, then balanced with hops and fruit esters; dry, barrel finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.
BeerandBlues2 (10775) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Max’s. Pours lightly hazy gold with a large, creamy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is fruity esters, sweet oak, biscuit malt, floral and citrus hops with coconut notes. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness with supporting malt and fruity esters, oak and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.
obguthr (4595) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Babyfood grapefruit and pineapple aroma. CLoudy amber, thin head. Grapefruit and oak flavor. Soft carbonation. the oak tempers the hoppiness well and adds a complimentary new dimension.
argo0 (12115) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Small white head, cloudy cider body. Aroma is moderately sweet, pineapple, some oak, grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, pineapple, some grapefruit, light oak, alcohol. Medium-full body, some stickiness, low carbonation.
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Max’s. Very hazy thick looking pour. Like grapefruit. Pineapple aroma, much stronger than the regular As Follows. Citrus and grapefruit notes. Very dry, pineapple seems a bit more subdued than on the nose. Dry and a bit funky.
nimbleprop (5892) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
10oz pour looks like pineapple juice, cloudy with some white head. Nice nose, floral, musty, grassy, pineapple, a little wood, white grape, lightly fusel. Flavor is sweet, herbal, grassy, tropical fruit, a little oily, some pine, orange, mango, white grape. Full bodied, refreshingly astringent finish which is also lightly herbal. Some nice warming alcohol as well. Very nice.
MrChopin (3726) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
murky gold, hazy, thin white ring, dirtier nose, bit thinner, oilier body, Sweeter but more wood, muted, less resinous, which without dank makes it extremely oppressive.
Travlr (15870) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, courtesy of bstill - thanks! Aroma has vanilla, freshly baking white bread, citrus. Taste is white bread dough, more vanilla. Very nice.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly more subdued citrus nose over the dry hopped cask. Taste is similar though, with just a slight vanilla and oak sugar note. Dries out in the finish.