beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
botled. pours dark brown with large off white head. Smells of spruce and burnt caramel. Hoppy with flavors similar to the aromas. Finishes with a piney/floral aftertaste. Decent beer.
Unibonger (163) - Mount Shasta, California, USA - DEC 28, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a lovely dark amber, nice thick head with decent retention and very fine lacy patterns. Very hoppy on the nose but nothing too powerful, low malt aromas. Begins malty sweet, quickly transitioning to the hop flavors and bitterness and then both mellow out to linger on the tip and sides of the tongue. Thick, syrupy body with medium carbonation.
dwyerpg (5647) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A sweet caramel malt aroma. Nice brown color. Flavor is only okay. Sweet, caramel, but in a strained way. A dry but untasty finish. This beer disappoints the aroma and appearance. Cloying.
machfive55 (358) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured dark reddish brown with three fingered head. The aroma was strong piney hop notes. Flavor was strong piney hops and bitterness, very IPA like, surprising that malt does not come through more. Palate was rich with a light carb. Overall malt comes through more and the hops mellow as the beer warms but this is hop dominated at first.
TLNash886 (228) - Idaho, USA - NOV 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a near-impenetrable reddish-brown into a snifter. Decent amount of off-white head. Aroma of hops, hops, hops, and more hops. Little bit of pine and some floral sweetness. Considering the nose, I was expecting this to be a disappointingly over-hopped brew. Much to my joy, it had a decent amount of malty sweetness to balance it out. Medium carbonation that sits well in your mouth. Surprisingly drinkable with a pleasant sweet floral finish. Not too complex, but surprisingly fairly well balanced. Not too shabby.
travita (4847) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The smell is caramel, sweet, spices, and decent. The look is clear, dark amber, with an off white head. The taste is malts, sweet, and caramel.
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a deep red/amber with beige head. Aroma of caramel and piney hops, some spiciness. Flavor is the same as aroma. Mouth feel is medium body with high carbonation. Overall, it’s a pretty tasty beer.
angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Clear ruby pour. Aroma is caramel, citrus, hops. Flavor is caramel, brown sugar, soap, grass and astringent.
blutt59 (6504) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, brown color with candied orange peel aroma, sweet herbal and caramel flavor with light smokey finish
Cavie (4305) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of bu11zeye. Dark copper color. Smells spicy. Sweet winter pine and potpourri. Taste has a fair amount of spice with the hot finish of spice. Dries a bit on the finish but altogether not bad.