rodolito (163) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 7, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a clear ruby amber color with a thick beige head. Would make a nice photo. Light malty aroma with some sugary sweetness, spiciness, pepper, and a little lemon zing. Spiciness and pepper charge the front of the flavor. Some coriander and yeast followed with some creaminess and a light maltiness. Aftertaste full of hops. Moderate mouthfeel and carbonation. The hops in the back end were a little too strong for me. I was really enjoying the other flavors before the hops asserted themselves. Should age nicely. I'm looking forward to this one at a later date.
tysongillmore (350) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy, yeasty, mellow. These may have been shaken up in transport. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone.
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drfabulous (5212) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle shared by Chris. Dark ruby color with malty amber toffee some sherry.
wedgie9 (2528) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 18, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
From notes. Tasted on 12/12/12 from a capped 22oz bottle with Curtis, and the Nashville crew. Pours hazy amber with an average beige head that leaves thin, bubbly lace. The nose is pretty far gone, very oxidized, with a bit of a yeasty aroma. The flavor has some spice on the back, but is really just as oxidized as the nose. The body is medium with average carbonation and long malty oxidized finish.
MrDick (351) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Opened a bottle on 1/1/2015. Still good carbonation in the pour. Cotton candy and spice aroma. Lots of oxidation but flavors are still decent. Not great but decent.
madvike (3132) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Escondido brewpub - Pours reddish dark brown with a filmy white head. Nose is bready caramel with black cherry, yeast and light spicing. Taste is bready and yeasty with a tangy maltiness, sherry, and a sweet honey finish. Thin and smooth, with mellow carbonation.
dnstone (2396) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Note: On tap at Neighborhoodin SD
Deep amber w an off-white head. Raisiny, roasted aroma. Quad like raisin roast taste, quite fresh for 11 yrs old. Overall mellowed.
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djd07 (6600) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Flying Saucer for 12-12-12. Pours a cloudy amber with no head. Aroma is yeast, coriander, and raisin. The aroma is wood, yeast, spice. Thick mouthfeel with yeast and peppery finish. Held up well. Good
Travlr (17644) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft on 12/12/12. This one has lots of coffee grounds, and a dry, chalky texture that isn’t very pleasant.
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours murky orange to brown, minimal head
Smell gum, pepper, sweet toffee
Taste creamy vanilla toffee, light roast
Like a hybrid between and dubbel and a barleywine, I liked it
Dfonorow (1741) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Tribes Alehouse. Hazy amber with a small white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of honey, herbal tea, and caramel. Flavor and texture are both bitter with apricot, spices, and yeast.