Travlr (21443) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Hazy golden color, small white head. Aroma of malt and hay. Taste is slightly sour, slightly acidic, with some vanilla, cherry. Interesting.
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Meduim beige head atop cola brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, cherry/cherry pit/raisin, some sourness, juniper, light wood, wheat/cream, hibiscus, smoke. Taste is moderately sweet, creamy, raisin, some chocolate, wheat, light smoke. Medium body, some creaminess, low carbonation.
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Growler) Pours a lightly hazy deep amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of raisins, dates, juiper, florals, and yeast. Flavor of raisins, dates, juniper, plums, light citrus, and florals.
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a deeper brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas and tastes of roast, some earthiness, bready, spices, and dark fruits.
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Spuyten Duyvil for the Stillwater event. Pours a black to brown color with a thin beige head. Chocolate and spice, smells a bit like a winter spice cake. Chocolate and roast, spicy and toast. Somewhat odd, and not exactly what I was expecting. Toast on the finish. Not bad, but not for me.
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The nose is quite herbal. A nice mixture of cocoa and licorice along with a bit of soft floral spiciness. Lingering cocoaish character. It’s a fairly unique brew with a nice mix of soft dry cocoa and licorice and herbs that lend an almost sweet character. I like it.
blipp (8181) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 30, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Brown with a beige head. Spicy flowery aroma with dark chocolate malts, dark fruits, earthy notes, and a hint of smoke. The flavor is very clean. There’s a lot going on, but it’s well integrated and no one flavor dominates. Earthy, a touch of fruity sweetness, general spiciness, flowers, and chocolate malts. I don’t know what the hell this was but I know that it was delicious.
vtafro (6679) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Dark pour with some light head. Slight chocolate malt, some dark fruits, berries, spice, juniper and hibiscus standing out.
blutt59 (6504) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, dark pepsi color with foam ring, aromas of scotchy fruits with a flavor of dried fruitcake and sour nuts
egajdzis (6105) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Draft @ Grace Tavern] Hazy brown color with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of banana, nuts, wheat, caramel, spices, and light alcohol. Taste of caramel, nuts, clove, juniper, banana, and a dry, slightly alcoholic finish.