Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 ounce can shared at the 5th Annual Epic Beer Tasting in Richmond, VA, November 28, 2010. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a medium sized creamy offwhite head. Good head retention and lacing. Nutty aroma with caramel and grainy notes. The taste is bitter leafy hops, caramel, toffee, apple. Medium bodied.
Ughsmash (6926) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint can. Poured clear, lovely reddish-orange with a tall, well-retained beige head. The aroma picked up grassy and herbal hops over mostly biscuity malt.. deeper peppery orange notes.. not greatly exciting, but it seemed well-balanced. The flavor was more bitter than the nose suggested, with orange zest and herbal notes leading.. again a biscuity core with a pinch of honey.. finished with a lot of residual, mostly orangey bitterness, peppery alcohol, and a hint of cardboard. Medium-bodied with rolling carbonation across the middle of the palate.. a bit too spicy and bitter, losing some balance.. overall an OK drinker.
Dogbrick (6864) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2010 Can at 33 Wine Shop & Tasting Bar in St. Louis. The beer is a clear dark copper color with a thin and foamy light beige head that burns away steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. The aroma is equally hoppy and malty, along with a hint of fruit. Medium body with a piney hops character and sweet toasted malt and fruit flavors. The finish is moderately hoppy with a lingering bitterness. An interesting sort of hybrid but just a little above average overall.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can 473 ml
Aroma: front : creamy wrap with pleasant hop approach. Slight citrus, bit of black pepper, vanilla , refined alcohol. Good solid blend. 7+
Appearance: hazed amber with medium white fine top. Nice lace provided.
Palate / Taste: medium bodied. Herbal with black tea notes, some arrange leaf, hint of dry alcohol. Dry at edges. Refreshing.
jtclockwork (6256) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from a very generous trader. Pours a reddish amber with an off white head. Some lacing. Nose and taste of caramel, burnt malt, resin/pine and dried citrus. Finishes dried citrus and burnt malt. Medium body.
Plovmand (6036) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at Papsoe. Pours hazy amber with a medium white head. The aroma is fruity hoppy with some caramel notes. The flavour is bitter grassy hops, citrus, caramel and some peaches. Highly bitter finish.
blutt59 (5914) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
can, thanks to cavie, orange in color with soapy foam, caramel and pine needles aromas, flavors of sweet caramel and bitter metallic hops
crossovert (5695) - Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 pt can.
It pours a dark amber with a an off-white head that is pretty foamy and sticks for a long time before receding with some nice lacing.
The smell is very caramally and there is a hint of raw malt and coca along with some hops.
The flavor is pretty bitter. It is also sugary and a bit roasty. It tastes more like a suped-up ESB than an IPA, mostly with the hop bill, it is more of that earwaxy bitterness.
The mouthfeel and drinkability are pretty high. For a wacky experimental beer it isnít bad.
KyotoLefty (5594) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml Can. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, grass, earthy hops. Nice, glowing, red-orange. Sweet luscious malt flavor, great bitterness from English hops, earthy and a bit dirty. Good stuff. Very drinkable, rich and fun but not heavy or boozy. A nice ramped-up ESB.
blipp (5476) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours amber orange with a thin off white head. Floral hoppy aroma, with crisp grainy and herbal notes, and a light sweetness. The flavor has floral hops, light herbal and earthy hops, and sweet and grainy malty notes. Good stuff.