gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, courtesy Ibrew2or3. Copper pour, hazy, thick lacing, thick head. Big sharp woodsy notes with caramel. Charred, some unique spices. Dark caramel flavors, and chocolate, grainy, wheat and some roast. Spicy. Full-bodied, sharp and drinkable.
bitbucket (2144) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear brown with an off-white ring of foam. Sweet raisin, nut and chocolate taste. Dry somewhat earthy finish.
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - APR 30, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brownish. Aroma is a bit light, caramel and some earthyness. Taste is brighter and fuller. More sweetness and some yeast and mellow spice and fruit. Some odd cardboard but not bad.
after4ever (5728) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Liquid Sunshine V. 22-oz. Mistakenly rated originally under the BA entry. Murky medium amber with bright caramel highlights. Light gray rim around the edges. Creamy medium body. Orange pith, biscuit, caramel, and toast on the mid-palate.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Ibrew2or3. Pours adark amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of caramel, honey, vanilla, wood, ripe dark fruit. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of vanilla, wood, caramel, honey, brown sugar, molasses. Generally medium to full body with a pleasing malt finish.
lb4lb (2112) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at tasting. Pours dark amber with a light beige head. Smell is malty but not overly sweet. Taste is malty and hoppy and balanced. Medium body and nothing too abnormal or outstanding for the style, I thought. Decent enough.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear copper with microscopic tan head. The aroma is malty to caramel sweet to go along with some raisins, prunes and a mild level of pine hops. The taste is neutral to start and then moves into sweetness with sweet sugary malts, prunes, raisins and figs. It seems to thin out a bit by midway with more dark fruitiness and brown sugar. Tasty stuff.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - APR 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown amber, thin off white head. Aroma is caramel, light cherry, dried fruit, alcohol.
Taste is light hops, alcohol, candy, fruit.
markwise (4090) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks IBrew2or3 for the share. Pours an amber with a tan head. Nose is caramel, whiskey, maple, vanilla, and some hops. Flavor is malt, whiskey, caramel, vanilla, and some hops. Finish is malt and vanilla. Medium-full bodied with lingering sweetness in finish. Very good.
sebletitje (5974) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
courtesy of ibrew2or3.
Pours copper with white head.
Aroma is malty, with a honey like nose, hops overly sweet and light malts.
Taste, malty, light touch of brown sugar and caramel, smooth with a fruity after taste and hoppy finish.