EdInSaltLake (672) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel malt, with Orange-ish fruity, spicy, and "dank" hops. Bitter aftertaste.
mtravis63 (21) - Haughton, Louisiana, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 12 oz. bottle. A little scent of caramel, nuttiness, spruce, and faint citrus. Amber/Copper color with thin tan head and medium lacing. Lightly bitter and slightly acidic feel to the palate with a stinging feeling for about a minute after taste continuing to a and hop resin finale. A very thin texture with little carbonation. Overall the First One Down wouldn’t be my last one I would drink!
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Poured an amber color with an averaged sized head. Some fruitiness, caramel, and spices.
wlajwl (4061) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is pine, bread and spices. The flavor is grapefruit, malts, fruit, mild hop resin and a spicy/slightly sour finish.
jmohno (1137) - Iowa, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark copper read foamy kaki head light lace. Aroma of sweet fruit, caramel, slight hints of seasonal spices. Slight smoke/tobacco/leather. Taste is malt, caramel, citrus,spice, herb, orange citrus.dry alcohol.toffee toasted. Bittersweet with some sticky sweet.
fidelis83 (2005) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber to garnet pour with a 2-3 finger creamy beige head that has great retention and leaves good lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel, wet cereal, earthy grain, then floral, spicy, citrus and fresh pine hops, light bready and tree fruit notes. Flavor is dark caramel, fruity yeast, an odd hint of banana here and there, earthy grain, light toffee, then sweet and bitter citrus, earthy floral, pine, cooked guava and spicy hops. Medium body, dry, slightly chewy entry, light to medium carbonation, light boozy warmth, dry, slightly astringent finish. Good stuff for sure, I don’t know why this isn’t classed as an IPA, but it’s good.
Travlr (13414) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 9, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Clear deep amber color, off white head. Aroma of lightly spiced toffee. taste is toast, toffee, mixed spice.
TXBadger (1557) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an almost brown color with off-white head. Winter spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, and some caramel malts on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes warmly.
benfergy (212) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a brownish gold color with modest head. The aroma is of floral hops. The taste is lightly sweet. The palate is very smooth and strong bodied. This is quite a satisfying beer.
shrubber85 (7960) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Prune, chocolate malt, and alcohol aroma. Dark brown with small head. Sweet raisin, cherry, caramel malt, and lightly bitter herbal hops flavor. Pretty nice.
Patrickctenchi (4107) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep copper-brown with a puffy yellow-tan head.
Sweet caramel, toasted sugar aroma.
Taste is woody caramel malt, tea.
Growing nutty bitter as it warms.