jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle-trade with heemer77-tan-dk copper. A-soft pine, med malt. T-pine/spice hop bite, sweet med malt/rye-some caramel. Dry finish.
NielsenRatings (8275) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Brad’s house. Pours a dark red orange appearance with a tan head. Pretty spicy, light caramel, herbal, a bit piney hoppy aroma. Kind of chewy, spicy rye, very earthy hoppy, a touch herbal flavor. Alright.
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Squat bottle from Capone’s. Pours hazy ruby/coppery colored with 1-finger frothy off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, heavy resiny hops, fruit. Tastes of caramel malt, somewhat dry, with resiny hops, some fruit, and an earthy mild nutty finish.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, amber orange color, creamy tan foam, prickly grapefruit aromas, flavor is caramel, hoppy metallic, whiskey, bitter finish
deyholla (5974) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear apricot with a tan head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has a pretty strong note of bread with a bit of a musty forest note and just a touch of sweetness. Flavor is similar with a good amount of bread notes with the same musty forest note.
arminjewell (5718) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark reddish brown pour with nice tan head, aroma brought notes of rye, birch, wood, oak, some caramel, toffee, earth, sine spicy and piney hops. Taste is nice rye, birch, bread, caramel, oak, birch, finishing woody, dry, spicy and slight fruity notes finish it out. Tasty!
BVery (5616) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light orange-amber pour with a big foamy head. Good looking beer. Aroma and taste are earthy, dusty, with a bit of pine hop. Not bad.
PorterPounder (5199) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tampa. Fl - Total Wine - 12 oz bottle. Pours a murky medium copper pour, bubbly off white head, thin lacing. Aroma is decidedly sweet with some date accents, a hint of white grapes. Flavor has the same general sweetness with some dates, toffee, some maple syrup, some citrus bitterness in the back end. Mouthfeel has a nice stickiness to it. A bomber of this would have started edging toward cloying,
Skyview (5109) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Heritage Liquors, Minnesota. Pours a clear medium amber colored brew with a thick and rocky off-white head that leaves behind some excellent lacing. Aroma of multi-grain malt, some light medicinal hops with citrus, a touch of caramel and apple skin. Taste is medium bodied, some extra carbonation with flavors of multi-grain malt with caramel, earthy spices, a touch of vegetables and grassy hops. Finish slightly dry, has a sharp spicy hop aftertaste, a hint of metallic and then a crisp finish.
heemer77 (5080) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Reddish copper hue when held ot light. The khaki head is long lasting and relatively dense. A dusty smelling brew with some notes of old books and apple core. A little bit leathery in the nose. This taste like old leather and salty caramel. A bit of robust hopping is there, but certainly not overdone, just hints of citrus in the back end of each drink. There is some note of pear and celery in the finish. The body is softly carbonated and that adds to the smoothness. This is actually quite nice and interesting. It is like a petite amber, and made to be a crowd pleaser. Smooth and relatively light, but enough going on to keep you interested, a great balance that is rarely done correctly. Summit has a winner with this one.