garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Bandits on Main Street in Park City. Nice caramel color. This beer took me by surprise. Great spices and complex taste. Reminded me of a barely wine actually. Carbonation was low with thick mouthfeel. Malt, spices and hops made this complex but balanced beer
RSRIZZO (1882) - 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 (2505) - 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 (2350) - 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 (4415) - 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 (2406) - 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 (823) - 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.
dlihcsnatas (427) - Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown brew with a thick head that holds a while. Smells of herbal hops. Taste is citrus, herbs and spice. Pretty much like an APA but with a small hint at some caramel malts. Easy drinking with a slightly bitter finish. Good stuff and they did a good job of going after something that is like Sierra Nevada Celebration. Now if they would make it cost the same that would make it perfect.
commonmac (603) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Busters in South Mpls. Pint glass. Strong amber color with impressive lacing. Malty sweetness in the aroma. Some subtle hop notes. Taste emphasizes the hops with malts sticking around to say hello. Some good spiciness as the flavor develops. Finish is mostly hops but enjoyable. I’ll be the first one down to try it again.
mtravis63 (30) - 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!