jcwattsrugger (10938) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle-pours a rich/foamy off white head and amber color. Aroma is caramel/toffee, medium malt, peat, musty, some fruit. Taste is caramel/toffee, medium malt, peat, musty, some fruit, alcohol, secondary spicy continental hops, some yeast. OK/mild carbonation. Thanks to Wasatch(BA).
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: May 23, 2009
Source: Ticker Tasting
Appearance: clear dark red, creamy off white head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: light dry malt aroma
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, light balancing earthyness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Pinball (10596) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear brown, smooth reddish head.
nutty and boozy aroma.
flavor is hoppy, flowery, slightly tart, strong.
bhensonb (10216) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Douglas88 for this bottle. Beautiful clear ruby color with a good beige head. Aroma of roasted caramel with a touch/hint of smoke. Full body with near creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet roast caramel, but there are notes of coffee and smoke. And hints of fruit. Finish is moderately sweet, and there’s not much hop bitter. But the whole thing is a feast for the mouth.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample from the girls at Plaza Liquors in Tucson, thanks! Clear brown, small tan head. Aroma of caramel. Taste resembles a sweet scotch ale. Not bad.
brokensail (9855) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is a dark mahogany color, sort of cola like, with a fluffy off-white head.
S: A nice fruity nose, especially heavy on the cherries. Almost a cherry cola sort of aroma to it. Some sweet chocolate and sweet roasted malts.
T: The flavor profile is quite similar to the nose. Good sweetness to the beer that is (again) very cola like. Some light roasted malts, fairly sweet, however. A bit of a fruitiness, too.
M: The body is definitely on the thin side with a medium level of carbonation.
D: I was expecting this to be pretty bad, given the gimmicky label and the fact that I bought it at a crappy liquor store in Vegas, but I actually enjoyed it.
Lubiere (9330) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A clear dark amber Bock with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a sweet fruity malt with light sulfur notes, strange. In mouth, a sweet fruity caramel malt with light grassy hops, licorice, OK. Bottle at Downtown Brew fest LV 2013.
Ratman197 (8869) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of carmel, dark fruit, brown sugar and earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, brown sugar, earthiness and a hint of dark fruit with a smooth lingering malty finish.
hopscotch (8465) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle... March 08 Tampa Bay Tasting... Clear, dark copper lager with a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. Fantastic, never-ending retention. Lactic, vinous nose with prominent, awkward, berry essences. Full-bodied and creamy with ticklish carbonation. Sweet, fruity flavor delivers a truckload of unidentified berries with plenty of alcohol warmth and bitterness. Moderately bitter, boozy finish. Strange brew... maybe past its prime.
hopdog (8455) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with douglas88 (thanks!). Poured a medium copperish color with a smaller sized off white head. Slightly hazy. Aromas of toasted caramel, some roast, toffee, and nuts. Tastes of caramel (lots), ligth chocolate, roast, and nuts. Alcohol content well hidden.