SODAK14 (306) - 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...
Headbanger (3514) - 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 (1049) - 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 (966) - 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 (1896) - 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 (2596) - 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.
dnstone (2360) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2015 Amber color with white sudsy head. Bready, malty aroma. Spiced, bready malty taste.
Ernesto987 (4548) - Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, tons of great sweetness, light boddy. its decent, light and sweet. some drinkability.
ilovedarkbeer (2434) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark reddish brown color with a medium sized creamy off white head. Malt with heavy brown sugar, and orange citrus hops. Bit off balance
propsync (27) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown pour with a citrus aroma. If a brown ipa was ever a style, this would be the winter version. Hop, carmel sweetness, and a underlying spice flavor rounds this out. Different, not exactly the amount of hops I would expect in a winter brew, but it was done well.
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HIGHB4LL (835) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle form Supermarket Liquors. Appearance: finger of tan head, copper to blood red color, clear, good lacing. Aroma: caramel, light fruity malt, light spicy hops and grassy hops. Palate: average carbonation, light sticky texture, medium body, very smooth. Taste: sweet malty caramel into fruity malt with light spicy and grassy hops that balance out the sweetness. Overall, pretty good beer, a pleasant surprise. Pretty complex and subtle simultaneously.