HopKitty (59) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 3, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Color is pretty amber, minimal lacing. Aroma is floral, like potpourri. Taste is like a hoppy blast in your mouth, and it is not the pleasant kind. It is like potpourri drenched in rubbing alcohol. Good thing I did not have an entire glass of this, but merely stole a few sips from Rustyham.
Rustyham (1802) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I don’t see what’s wintery about this. It tastes and looks like and smells like an American pale ale, like a heavily dry hop Yuengling. Problem is seems like the brewer dropped his clove cigarette in the mash. Not very pleasant, but drinkable. Bottle from J. Barleycorn, Nashville, TN.
Suttree (5579) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red, verging on orange. Large but fragile beige head. Nicely hoppy aroma - floral and piney, with some caramel in the finish. Flavor is also pretty hop forward, with a little bit of caramel in the finish. Nice resiney hoppy finish.
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010 draught pour at Stoudts. Pours a lightly hazy orange amber with a medium creamy bubbly off white head that laced. Aroma of caramel, nuts, toffee and pine. Flavor of caramel, orange, nuts and toffee.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear amber orange, thick foamy beige head. Aroma of grass and caramel. Taste is more bitter but also has a lot of toffee sweetness to balance. The bitterness is grassy and herbal. Light body, lively carbonation. Very mild overall and some funky metallic feeling on the finish.
bleeng (1583) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. Pours bright copper with a nice fluffy white head. Nose is metallic, slightly malty. Taste is very sharp, some maltiness, metallic. hops??? Body is fluffy. Something doesn’t quite fit here-this has the makings of a decent beer but it doesn’t all fit together.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle pours amber with a medium off white head. Aroma is grapefruit and toasted malts. Flavor is very malt forward, toasted, grass, nuts. Ends dry with mild citrus hop bitterness and a metallic note.
BelgianBeerGal (3429) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz traded bottle. Sketchy notes... Pretty nice amber with some winter warmer qualities. A little spice and some decent hoppiness. Fuller mouthfeel than expected.
vtafro (4924) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Brown pour with tan head. Sweet malt aroma and flavor with some spices and fruit notes. Kind of light on the spice, What hops?
DocLock (8570) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft notes from 4Q 09. Pours coppery ruby with off white head. Nose is c malty, with big resiny hops, some dark fruit. Tastes rsiny, hoppy, with a solid c malt bill and some red wine grapey flavors. Well balanced as usual from Stoudt’s.