SODAK14 (340) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - JAN 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a beautiful dark copper color with a nice brown head. Didn’t really appeal to my palate as it was too hoppy. This was my 200th beer I’ve rated and was hoping for a better one. Actually probably rated this one too high for my tastes...
drjay44 (3337) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle BBD 2/29/16. Pours a thick, well retained light beige head, with slight lacing, over a clear dark copper (SRM 19) body......nose is heavy caramel malts, hints of cocoa, heavy citrus, pine, balance to the hops.......taste is mildly sweet with caramel tones, hints of raisin, light molasses notes, becoming bitter with pine, resin, mild citrus notes, balance to the hops.....mouth feel, medium sticky body, slight alcohol warmth, moderate carbonation, slight astringency. This is a hop dominated, malty and easy drinking beer reminiscent of Old Ales in style. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7
commonshawn (1011) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from central ave liquor with commonmac during March madness. Dark ruby brown with medium off white head. Malty boozy slight hop nose. Sweet, slight spice, reminiscent of a traditional old ale. Balance is good. Avoids the metallic pothole some of these fall into. Nicely done, Utah.
ecook90 (32) - Nevada, USA - JAN 19, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark with a thin head. If heavy in hops is you're thing you'll like it. Personally it's not got me.
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MNAle (114) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best by 2/26/16; consumed on 12/24 and 12/25/15. Deep amber/ruby, cloudy, coaxed a 1 inch tan, creamy, bubbly head with an agressive pour into an Imperial Irish pub pint. Light carbonation. Clumpy, sticky lacing as the head recedes. Aroma of hops (slightly citrus) and malt (faintly chocolate). Substantial mouth feel: slightly thick feeling for the style. Mild, but slightly bitter, initial taste, sweetly malty, with a more bittering in the middle and the finish. This is a very easy to enjoy beer. No spectatular hops flavor, or really any other notable dominating falvor; more of a malt body. But, it is still enjoyable to drink. I would have expected more of an alcohol presence in a "warmer". Even so, a very tasty beer.
AndresTM (434) - Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh but substantial notes in the aroma: characteristically fruity Amarillo hops, grapefruit, a bit of peach, some molasses, candied orange peel, a little pine, and dark caramel. The alcohol becomes a factor toward the bottom third of the glass. Sturdy mouthfeel, with mild carbonation and a medium body. The taste leans bitter, with some dark-caramel sweetness that maybe obscures some of the freshness brought by the hops. Otherwise very enjoyable and tasty -- and yes, warming.
Headbanger (3773) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle 6/19/15 (Courtesy of RSRIZZO)-38° in snifter-Pours brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and toffee. Taste of the same with dried fruit. This medium to full bodied brew is not bad but a bit lacking.
UncleKorm (1203) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear brown hue w/ thick creamy beige lasting head and sticky lacing. Moderate biscuit aroma. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a bold bitter finish. Tastes are piney hop, caramel, dark toast, peppery rye, and brown sugar. Creamy mouthfeel.
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Strangebrewer (1133) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Poured clear mahogany with a medium creamy tan head. Herbal hop aroma. Full bodied, creamy carbonation with a thick rich mouthfeel, tart finish. Flavour of roasted malt, sweet caramel notes with bitterning hops, slightly cirusy with a woody overall tone.
RSRIZZO (1940) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle poured into a Snifter at 41°. Colo is a dark mahogany with good carbonation and a soft and tight tan head. Aroma is sweet with notes of dried fruit. It has a medium body with a smooth mouth feel. Flavor is mild dried fruit, a touch of peppery malt and a spicy hop note that gives it a mellow bitterness. Overall its a good brew and somehow it has a winter like feel.
northropfrye (3189) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark maroon body, with brown foamy head and nice lacing. Well balanced hoppy malty aroma. Taste is rich fruity malts, dried fruit, finishes bitter. Abv well masked. Nice beer.