nearbeer (4394) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml. Clear, darkish copper with a lasting quarter inch of sticky foam. Sweet nose of caramel apple and fresh oranges is tempered by some oak. Tastes of toffee, orange, and plums; with hints of banana and cherry. Some lingering touches of wood and mint balance the sweetness well. Heavy body has low-medium carbonation, with a nice touch of alcohol warmth.
whaleale (14) - Athens, Tennessee, USA - MAR 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can’t say enough about this one. Blends lots of malt with plenty of hops showing through! Love the ABVat 10 percent too. Can’t wait for a taste of the draft or a growler full.
BeeriedEyed (211) - USA - MAR 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Awesome beer. Did not know what to expect with the smell being very vague but such a great taste.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bomber. Pours a deep red / orange with a 1+ finger off white head. Sweet malt aroma with bread notes, earthy hops and dark fruits. Med body with sweet caramel malts, dark fruits, light roast and an earthy spice. Very sweet finish with some lingering citrus bitterness.
Ratman197 (11790) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber courtesy of CraftBeerDesign (thanks Geoff) poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of earthiness, toasted malt and citrus. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of toasted malt, earthiness, cocoa and fruittiness with a smooth dry lingering earthy finish.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Name: 15 Fifteenth Anniversary
Date: February 17, 2012
Source: Crabapple Bottle Shop
Appearance: hazy copper aroma, creamy beige head, heavy icy lace
Aroma: sweet pale malt aroma, earthy, light fruityness, touch of citrus
Body: big body
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, candy, fruity, caramel, light candy, balancing earthyness
Overall: big and meaty, sweet and fruity, should age well
Name: 15 Fifteenth Anniversary
Date: February 18, 2012
even bigger and sweeter one draft, sticky sweet, still lots of fruityness that will age very well,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 14/20
Score: *** /4
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big variety of flavors in this one. There is primarily caramel, but with a big hop presence. Add in a little rum on the side. The flavors change a little as the beer warms. Good complexity.
CPDalton (67) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark amber, small head that dissipates quickly. Sweet malts up front in the nose, with a little hoppy freshness. The taste follows accordingly. I get a delicious malt kick, sweet but not over bearing. It fades into a subtle hoppy bite. A little dry at the end, very little carbonation, goes down smoothly. Had this on tap and loved it. It's good in the bottle, but not quite as good.
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with thin off white head. Aroma of caramel malt and toffee. Taste is sweet with caramel malt and honey. Not tasting the hops as I had hoped. Basically a big sweet malt bomb. Disappointing.
Guyute_Pig (102) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a nice copper color with a medium tan head. Aroma of caramel, herbal hops, raisins and toasted malts. Taste of honey, big malt with a nice dose of hops coming through. Agree it is a huge ESB bordering on Barley Wine. Does get a little boozed up as it warms. Very nice balanced offering. Curious what this would be like cellared for a bit.