Ibrew2or3 (7262) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
4.9% tap pour at Stone Liberty Station into a tall tulip glass where it exhibits a dark body that has thin mahogany edges and supports a tan head of foam that leaves behind sheet lacing. The aroma is nice and roasty with dark roasted malts mixing with pine hops and a thin citrus hop note. The taste is similar with dark roasted malts, pine hops and a touch of citrus hops that adds a pleasing depth to the sessionable brew. It comes across fresh and snappy and the hops create a dangerously sessionableness out of the experience. Loved it.
jmgreenuk (5320) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at GABF 2013. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy tan head. The aroma is roasted malt and a little yeast. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a sour liqourice weak acid palate.
kermis (6077) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at GABF 2013. Pours dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, grapefruit and citrus. Flavour is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.
MrHangover (2995) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample @ GABF 13. Pours a clear dark brown beer with a medium sized, beige head. Aroma of licorice, West Coast and roast. Flavour is mildly bitter with sweet roasty touches. Nice, sessionable brew.
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
So roasty it is almost burnt. Strong metal/earthy finish but I don’t get much flavor. Either palate fatigue or it is too strong for me.
thirdeye11 (5688) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) clear medium brown, creamy tan head. Nose is quite citrusy and zesty, rye, chocolate malt, certainly doesn’t smell mild. Taste is a little dirty or earthy, chocolate malt, cereal grain, like it overall but the palate finish kills it a bit.
JohnnyJ (4732) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler. Black pour, with a large light tan head and sticky lacing. Wow blown away by such a resinous hoppy aroma for such a light beer. Dry roast, grapefruit, very hoppy, bitter, and notes of cocoa. Super flavorful for such a low abv. Body is light, I could chug this. Very good.
peteinSD (1416) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @ Stone Oceanside. Black pour with a frothy off-white head. Grapefruit, pine, hop bitterness and light chocolate roast in the aroma. Taste is citrus and pine with moderate hop bitterness and some roast. Dry and clean mouthfeel. Excellent.
brokensail (12222) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Stone Liberty Station. Black pour with a tan head. Roasted malt, grapefruit, and a slight smokiness on the nose. Very roast forward and dry. Notes of chocolate and pine, too. Big roasted malt, grapefruit, and pine. Very bitter and lightly acidic.
GT2 (9102) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Stone Liberty Station. Full haze, deep brown pour. Higher carbonation with webby lacing. Nose is chocolate, pine, earth, grapefruit. Taste is mega grapefruit, very bitter, powerful. Balancing malt, waxy, black crayon. Great. Can’t believe the abv on this.