argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, thanks nimbleprop. Hazy amber body, minimal off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, light orange, earthy. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, orange, some earthy, alcohol. Medium-full body, some stickiness.
bhensonb (10978) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Bruisin Ales. Pours dark copper with a frothy beige head. Sort of mixed funky fruit/floral aroma. Not earthy - just funky. Full bodied. Flavor is light pitted yellow fruits, heather, earth, dark pitted fruits (this stuff keeps moving around, flavorwise). It’s a bit leathery. Definitely, tho subtly floral. Smooth roasted malt - not at all harsh. Heat is hardly noticeable. The bitter keeps fighting off the malt. It is "fresh". It is old. Brilliant ale. Really. Our cousins over the pond might die consuming this, but they’d likely die happy.
kp (10886) - 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
Ratman197 (9714) - 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.
Drake (8503) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Brewvival 2012 under the 15 Years of Heady Beers name. Pours a clear copper color with a medium frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of caramel, herbal hops, raisins and toasted malts. The taste is caramel, toffee, stone fruits, hoppy finish. Medium bodied.
GT2 (8380) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
651mL. Clear orange. Bubbles. Nose is starchy, onion, strawberry. Taste is sticky, cheesy, astringent, sugary. Typical poorly made DIPA.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
drowland (5998) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2/19/12. 22oz bottle. Slightly hazed reddish brown pour with a small khaki head that fades to a sloppy ring and barely laces at all. Slightly sweet aroma with caramel, grassy hops, a bit of minerally dryness, and more sweetness. Slightly sweet caramel flavor with a bit of tartness and more dry minerals with lingering papery sweetness and cloying sweetness. Meh.
PorterPounder (5489) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Momo’s Pizza - on tap. Dark orange pour with nice bubble action, off-white sticky head that leaves a brief coat of lacing. Aroma has some maple syrup accents, a hint of brown sugar. Flavor has some bourbon-like booziness, some candied sugar, maple syrup, a touch of citrus and a back end of cinnamon. Finish turns a bit boozy as it warms up. Thick, sticky mouthfeel. A pint of this was enough!
Suttree (5134) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
So, I had this in a bar and didn’t bother to rate it because I knew I had a bottle at home and I could rate it anytime I wanted. But after trying it, I was kinda...I don’t want to say "dreading", but I wasn’t really looking forward to having it again. It’s flavorful, but very heavy. And sweet. Alot of caramel, molasses, honey, vanilla, bourbon. Only lightly bitter. Ok, I suppose, but not really my thing.
decaturstevo (5002) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is light brown sugar, caramel malt, and a light resin. Flavor mirrors aroma with a good resiny bitter. Medium bodied with good carbonation.