alexsdad06 (5925) - Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared with the group. Pours a hazy amber color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor have sweet caramel, toasted bread, toffee, with citrus, resiny, earthyhop character, wood, some spicy notes, interesting beer, big and the malts and hops do seem to compete for attention.
phaleslu (6843) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle shared by alexsdad06- thanks again, Brad! Pours a hazed amber color with between one and two fingers of beige head that takes a while to settle. There’s a duality here between the sweet and malty (caramel, toast, toffee, and cardboard) and the bitter (earth, grass, citrus, booze). But there isn’t balance. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, bitter, uneven mouthfeel. It’s big and imbalanced, and never really melds together. Feels like two big beers that were poured into the same glass.
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Murky brick red pours thick. Aroma of light citrus hops and a crapload of bready and caramel malts. Big body and flavor but not boozy for the abv. The oak aged ale blended in is quite nice."
baraciisch (2032) - California, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Murky reddish brown in color with lots of sediment... Year old bottle... Aroma of citrus hops, sweet caramel malts... Resiny, fruity hop nose... Flavor is fairly sweet up front with nice balance of tropical fruity hops... Notes of oak throughout... Solid beer
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sarlacc83 (950) - Oregon, USA - MAY 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. I have forgotten who sent this, but thank you anyway.
A: Dark brown with red hints. big fluffy cappuccino head. Threatens to kill my glass.
N: Blast of oak and hops. Spruce, caramel, toffee, red licorice, pineapple, and other tropical fruits.
T: Intense bitterness only slightly rounded off by sweetness. Alcohol starts here.
M: And blows up here. Thick body, creamy and carbonated, then more alcohol. More, more, more.
O: Blowing beer up to twice its original size works in some cases. It doesn’t for pilsners, berliner weisses, and such. In this case, it also fails. It’s not a waste of money, but it’s not worth your cash, either.
Dogbrick (8683) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Kurtkeller 012: Bruery-tastic 01 on 05/16/2014. Murky brownish-amber color with a thick foamy light beige head that dissipates slowly. Patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, floral hops and caramel. Full-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, citrus, hops and oak. The finish is rich and malty with a citrusy aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
Blairgus (2731) - California, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
14 may 2014, tap at the Bruery. Light amber. Nose is big grassy dry hops, like inhaling dried hops in your hand. Moderate oakiness as well. Med body and moderately fizzy. Really nice. Has a nice dry woodiness, grassy hops, moderate alcohol, all well balanced.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
hopscotch (9559) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Mostly clear, deeply golden ale with a small, off-white head. The aroma offers malty caramel and piney, grapefruity hops. Full-bodied with modest carbonation. The flavor is equally malty and hoppy – nice balance of caramel and citrus rind. The aftertaste is fairly bitter. Bottle provided by biggsbowler!
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Poured a cloudy amber color with an off white head. Malty ... caramel, toffee, dark fruits, and some lighter citrus. Would liked to have tried this fresh as the hops definitley seemed to have died down.
crossovert (7975) - Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, strong booze element, very fruity, oxidation notes, it is decent but not in large quantities.