arminjewell (5585) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 750 mL bottle at Art and Ale festival, hazy orange pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, biscuit and spice notes, some nice pine and grass notes, slight grapefruit and bitter lemon peel. Taste is pretty decent, some biscuit, bready notes with a hint of pine, orange, toffee, slight grass. Pretty decent, but not bold enough.
drjay44 (2441) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml. Bottle. Pours a medium light beige head with extensive lacing, over a clear dark amber (SRM 15) body........nose is heavy treacle, light floral....taste is toffee/caramel, light floral tones, finishing with a light bitterness......mouth feel medium, alcohol adds light heat, carbonation low. This is a surprisingly simple beer given the forces used. It does not taste bad, but there is minimal depth of complexity to it. The floral additions are almost completely absent, which may be just a function of time. Ah well, not every experiment is successful. BJCP 7/3/12/4/6
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ Dan’s house, picked up at Supermarket Foco. Pours a dark reddish orange appearance with a cream colored head. Dark fruity, grapefruity, caramel, toasty malty, herbal aroma. Chewy, caramel, chewy malty, somewhat boozy, herbal, grassy, dull flavor. Maybe a touch old and somewhat decent.
Steve_0 (2106) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at dans, courtesy of Aaron. Thanks Man! Poured a deep amber with a fluffy white head and decent lacing. Definitely get the hibiscus, also picking up slight grass, notes of vanilla, some raisins, floral hops, and caramel. Taste is caramel, vanilla, oak, grapefruit, citrus, and light alcohol with a light bitter finish. Sticky mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Really smooth and easy to drink, almost like a "mini barleywine."
onceblind (3539) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear dark rusty golden with a thin white head with a very complex nose of wildflower honey, fresh cut flowers, fruity notes like cranberry, and a touch of citrus rind. Taste is nicely balanced with honey sweetness with some floral hops AND floral sweetness, with some hibiscus tones, some citrus notes, with a good amount of honey and toffee sweetness.
Ratman197 (8836) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Twisted Pine poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aroma ofjasmine, bread, citrus, light rose and hints of hibiscus and pine. Palate wa medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, citrus, jasmine, light rose and light hibiscus with a smooth dry lingering floral finish.
Earlier Rating: 7/13/2012 Total Score: 2.7
On tap at Twisted Pine poured a clear tarnihed gold with a small lingering off white head. Aromas of carmel,jasmine, earthiness and light pine. Palate was ligt to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, jasmine and light pine with a smooth lingering earthy jasmine finish.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught from tap room. Golden yellow with thin white head. Aroma is light, floral (jasmine) and other (w/ also not so subtle jasmine after taste). Aroma also grass and rice. Flavor is thin watery and plain. Boring finish.