Rusty (1533) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sampled at bockyhorseys place. Pours a nice ruby reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma of hops and caramel. Flavor is Hops, caramel, bread. Earthy finish and quite sweet.
nbutler11 (1262) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at bockyhorseyís pad. Pours a deep amber color with a beige head. Looks and smells a bit like a dark IPA - loaded with grapefruity hops. Smooth in flavor with a note of figgy pudding. Nice, but the sweetness grows to be a bit cloying.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of douglas88. Pours brown with a thin white head. Smells of caramel, earthy, pepper. Tastes sweet and spicy with a light earthy finish.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby red tinted brown pour. Very clear and crisp with a nice thick light tan head. Piny hop aroma. Hints of sweet citrus, Very dry bitter flavor. Some caramel malt. Very bitter finish with alcohol. Crisp, but a little heavy.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - FEB 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to douglas88. Pours a dark color that resembles cherrywood varnish with a thin khaki head. The aroma is sweet and hoppy with some goond tangerine and pine notes, some brown sugar, burnt caramel, and a hint of leather. The flavor is some general piney hops with a current of caramel and toffee beneath it. Some grapefruit qualities emerge after a few sips, as well as a faint hazelnut note. The finish is dry and pleasantly hoppy. This here is a pretty good brew.
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 26, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Wasatch Brew Pub. For my money, this and Uinta Anniversary Barleywine are the best Utah has to offer. Medium- to dark-brown color with tan head. Hoppy and spicy aroma. Flavor is caramel malt, some roastiness, spices, coffee, maple, and hops on the finish. Very tasty and satisfying.
LilBeerDoctor (3228) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear brown with a small head. Aroma of citrus hops and grapefruit. Flavor is rather hoppy but blends nicely with sweet caramel malt. Very nice, more like an IPA than an ASA or a winter ale for that matter. Yum!
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A new brew that pours with a delicious brown hue and a good head that isnít self conscious leaving a pancake type spatter to linger. Aromas of wet coffee bean, mildly roasted nuts, and maple. The nectar weight on this puppy is rather full and inviting with a nice fiber soft texture. Coffee bean and cocoa make a face plant with some cake bread and nuts. The brew finishes long. Good stuff.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured Poured a crystal clear deep copper color with an off-white head. Fruity and nutty malt with a citrus hop aroma. Malty flavor with toasty notes. Hoppy grapefruit finish and a long dry hop bitterness. Light-medium bodied. Very clean. Nice beer.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - DEC 31, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle, again from my favorite beer babe blindeyedbetty, who is far too generous. Clear dark amber with a big tan head that dissipates rapidly. Nose is fantastic - a bouquet of hops, cirtusy and lightly earthy, backed up by some solid caramel. Nice drippy lace. Excellent mouthfeel, smooth and soft, which offsets the citrus well. Sweet flavors of grapefruit and caramel, nice herbal bite. This. Is. GOOD.