AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 San Diego Strong Ale Fest---- Barrel aged version. Clear dark amber color with ivory sheen. Nice floral, fruity hop aromas with caramel. medium body, average carbonation. Hoppy tea leaf flavors with smooth spicy caramel, and wet wood tannins----good.
Cybercat (2771) - Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Comes out of the tap a barely translucent mahogany with a thick and fine-bubbled pale wheat head. Malty aroma has some hoppy, rye and fruity hints. Flavor has a strong rye note plus fruity (mainly apple, some pear), woody hops and horehound notes. Smooth, fizzy texture leaves a sweet, malty and woody finish. This brewski is rye-ght on!
unclemike (2067) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A furious pour leaves a rather attractive ale, clear dark copper with a lovelly eggshell/creme head thats large and creamy. very spicy hop aromas, with a good hint of fruitiness mmm tasty beer, its fully hopped ,yet very good malting mellows the raging hop a bit and leaves a nice fruity ,sweet beer, bitter finish. Very nice and smooth mouthfeel, makes avery drinkable ale for its strength. I liked this beer a lot
deyholla (5381) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a near clear deep amber with a grayish tan head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has astringency earthy pine note with a hint of onion and a rye backbone. Flavor has a nice pine note upfront with a hint of onion and above rye backbone.
jrob21 (2170) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub for the anniversary. Much darker pour and a tan head. Full bodied kind of sweet. Hops ar a little more muted but still working a touch with grassiness on the finish. I think the regular version of this is a little better actually.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: May 12, 2012
Appearance: muddy red, creamy beige head, heavy lace
Aroma: light sweet and spicy aroma
Flavor: rich and hoppy flavor, rich sweet malts, bready, dry caramel, lots of hops, sweet pine, big dose of spicy rye, light balancing bitterness
Overall: a wonderful balance between the rich sweetness of an imperial and the dry spicyness from the rye
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4