NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Twisted Spoke. Pours a dark red/brown with a golden head. Nose is very aromatic with notes of caramel and toffee coupled with resiny/piney hops. On taste, soft bitterness that feeds into the piney notes. This is all propped up by the chewy body. Very clean and nicely balanced. Tasty.
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Tap at Toronado. Very deep red-brown pour. Big foamy white head. Aroma is resin, pine, caramel, and hop. Taste is very creamy and malty, caramel and malty. Fantastic.
italianjohn (2208) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber reddish pour off white head light lacing .... aroma of caramel and citrusy hops ...... taste of toffee and caramel very malty with lots of citrusy and bitter hops finishes dry with a long aftertaste .... abv hidden well and its very flavor intense .... pretty rich beer
coyotehunter (667) - , Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to MrBunn. Apparently they didnt distribute to Michigan judgin by the suck ass stores here. Pours a red body with a tan head. Sweet grapefruit, toffee and some citrus high lights. Strong bitter hoppy finish with a modest alcohol warming. Borderline Barleywine to me. Very good.
JW32Hoops (70) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 21, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap Room in beautiful PB, San Diego. Nose is boozy, malty bread pudding, reminds me of the Double Bastard. Appearance is opaque coffee with a minimal french vanilla head. Hits the palate like a sock full of nickels, only they’re not nickels, they’re hops and they’re taking over and setting up shop. Tastes like a special ale, the kind that should come with a loaf of bread and a designated driver. Hops, malt, caramel, and more hops...Stone does it again.
mkade8883 (250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours reddish brown. Aroma is caramel with some hops. Bold flavor driven by malt and toffee, but with nice balancing bitterness.
sepia5 (234) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 20, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2010 Nose is very distinctly soy sauce. Pours a translucent brown with minimal tan head. Flavor is citrusy hops with a fair amount of sweet malt balancing it out. Slightly dry finish. The hops are not biting at all, but I’m wondering if I didn’t let this sit a bit too long before opening it. Even now, however, this is a very good beer.
MrBeachtwig (54) - Sandared, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 65cl. Dark redish. Wonderful sweet aroma with hints of citrus and malt. Powerful taste; burnth caramel, citrus. Great beer.
Lubiere (9320) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark reddish brown ale with a thin dark moka head. Nice aroma of hops, licorice, soy sauce, herbal and complex. In mouth, burned caramel malt with soy sauce, loads of c-hops, toffee, light coffee grains and super warming alcohol. Rich, onctuous, and challenging. Bottle from Probstk, thanks Karl.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber color with a foamy head. Aroma is all pine and citrus hops. Lots of roasty caramel malt balanced out by the hops on the finish. Very nice.