Travlr (15641) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Hazy gilden yellow color, large fluffy white head, great lacing. Aroma of freshly cut wet grass. Taste is bright grass and pine. Very nice.
Oakes (13426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Zeke’s on a lot of occasions. Golden amber and bright with a thin head. Heavily spiced nose with pepper, cardamom and maybe mace. Fresh, refreshing, with lots of fruity, floral spice, and earthy, bitter hops. The hops level is so perfect, and the spices go together with those hops so well, that this beer is just exceptionally easy to drink. I’ve had a lot of these.1
brokensail (12908) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden color with a white head. Interesting blend of citrus hops and spices. Heavy on the anise, pepper, ginger, and cinnamon. The other aromatics are there, but less so. Decent tea aroma. A hint of sweet malt in the background. The flavor has a nice hoppiness to it with mild to moderate bitterness. As with the nose, heavy anise, pepper, ginger, cinnamon, and tea. The finish is fairly bitter, which is likely augmented by some of the spices. Really interesting and different.
bhensonb (12310) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Malt and Vine. Pours light amber with a creamy/fluffy white head. Holy crap Batman. There’s a lot going on with this aroma. And my brain has just decided it really smells like basil. Which I am very up on right now, cause I’m growing a lot of it. Or trying to. Damn bugs. Persistent inhaling reveals pepper and ginger aromas. Wow. Clarence should have opted for this instead of malmsey. Med body. Or better. Flavor is very spicy. I get the ginger, cardamom, pepper and maybe the anise. I can’t distinguish the clove - except maybe for a little "burn". Damn but this is good stuff. It’s certainly bitter from hop, but the spice is just complexly over everything. I think you could marinate lamb in this and get a great result. Age this in white wine barrels and put it in 750s. And get the ABV up to 9 or 10. Good stuff here.
bu11zeye (12150) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of grass, cinnamon, anise, and ginger. Flavor of cinnamon, florals, pepper, anise, grass, clove, pine, and citrus.
jcwattsrugger (11454) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle pours hazy gold with an offwhite head. Aroma is spice, orange, some light malt. Taste is clove-spice, orange/pine hops, 2nd light malt. Interesting for one.
Ratman197 (11100) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured a clear golden amber with a lasting off white head. Aromas of straw, cardomom, tea, grapefruit and pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, tea, cardomom, grapefruit and light pine with a crisp dry bitter lingering spiced finish.
BeerandBlues2 (10713) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Max’s. Pours clear dark gold with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is cookie and biscuit malt, spices, grassy and spicy hops. Flavor is medium hops and bitterness, supporting malt, spices, fruity esters and a dry finish. Light body and warmth, medium carbonation.
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from a Kroger. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized frothy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of tea, ginger, clove, grapefruit and caramel. The taste is tea, spices, ginger, grapefruit, pale malts. Medium bodied. Interesting.
daknole (10255) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear gold with a white head. Aroma hits with cardamom, lemon grass, fresh cut grass, lime zest. Flavor is spicy, lime, cardamom, pepper, yeast, grassy hops. Cool stuff!