bhensonb (9835) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from BottleSelect.com. Pours bright ruddy copper with a slight dark beige head. Aroma is malty with rather earthy hop. Full bodied. Flavor is earthy/resin over rather roasted malt. There’s a slight burn. I’m betting it’s hops. Finishes more resin than earthy. Great stuff.
Tmoney99 (9606) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Thanks Chris!. Poured clear dark reddish amber color with medium frothy off-white head that was that lasted with excellent lacing. Solid complex toasted malt, citrus and pine hop aroma. Medium to full body with smooth texture with soft carbonation. Full bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Good brew that exceeded my expectations.
Ughsmash (6915) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Firkin. Poured deeper reddish-brown with a well-retained, creamy off-white head. The aroma picked up sweet, toasty darker fruits and biscuity notes paired with black pepper and dried white spices.. fresh and well-balanced. The flavor found a blend of redder fruits, caramel, and a touch of chocolate at the core, with fresh, peppery spice and fruity bitterness around.. a little minerally on the edges and finish.. tasty. Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation on the palate.. very good balance, feel, and flow.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at 101 Beer Kitchen. The beer pours a clear deep reddish color with a medium foamy off-white head that recedes slowly. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt and citrusy hops. Medium to full body with flavors of grassy hops, citrus and caramel malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a fruity hops aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
shrubber85 (6510) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Sweet cherry, orange, and caramel malt aroma. Chestnut with moderate head. Sweet orange, caramel malt and moderately bitter orange peel flavor. Alcoholic aftertaste. Nicely fruity.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours deep amber with an off white head. Sweet malty, light fruity and floral hops, and some candy-like notes. Relatively lower bitterness. Solid.
BVery (5135) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear rich amber pour with a smaller light beige head. Citrus and grassy hops on aroma and taste. Quite sharp bitterness in this. Not a bad brew.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really nice citrus and pine in the nose with some tropical notes in the background. Flavor has some light bready malt and heavy bitterness.
DSG (4694) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at kerenmk’s place. Clear deep red-amber with a beige head. Aroma of piney hops, a bit stale, and caramelly malt, slightly cookie-ish. Flavor has sweet chewy malt, caramelly and a bit biscuity and a bitter resinous hoppy finish with a bit of pine and light stale notes. Medium to full-bodied, a bit oily, with some alcohol. A bit too heavy.
jgb9348 (4285) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice slightly hazy copper coloured body with a ruby glow and a bit of a muddy brown note. Aroma of fresh hops, tons of alcohol, an earthy and caramel maltiness, some lemons and a hint of pine. Medium-bodied; Strong alcohol and pine note at first with a lot of earthy malt, toffee, pit fruits and a solid hoppy finish with resin and nuts both showing. Aftertaste is quite complex with sugars, fruits, earthiness, alcohol and a good hop bite all noticeable and quite potent. Overall, a very nice beer with tons of flavours, some good complexity and best of all - a small format bottle. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Half Time in Poughkeepsie, New York on 26-December-2012 for US$3.49 sampled at home in Washington on 25-January-2013.