Dacrza (802) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Situation: a Lego-rebuilding Thursday night...
Glassware: Howard’s Pub pint...
Appearance: bright orangee body with a thick, frothy white head...steady effervescence...
Aroma: floral and citric as expected...robust and pleasant...
Palate: nicely balanced, medium-nodied ale; creamy smooth, fortified beeyond the average weight...at 8% abv, the alcohol is not overstated here...
Taste: sprucey, hoppy, aggressively biting with citric-orange at the fore...entirely drinkable, despite its strength...
Overall: a beautiful, simple reminder of what an ale can be--strong but drinkable, aggressive but rewarding--worth the sampler purchase by itself...
Claymeister (74) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2012
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a copper color with a small white head. Aroma is bready, grains and some pine. Light body and somewhat watery. Alcohol is well disguised for 8%. This beer was a disappointment for me and not impressive.
markwise (5096) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle courtesy of jcartamdg. Pours a very pretty clear orage-yellow with a white head. Nose is some sweet malts, some bready malts, some spice that tastes of green raisins with some mild bitterness. Flavor follows with some nice malt, some bread, some mild hops, mild citrus, and a spice that comes off to me like green raisins. Light in body and no sense of 8% alcohol. Interesting beer overall.
callmemickey (4191) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber body, moderate sized pale tan head, minimal lacing. Caramel , light toffee, bready malts, some piney hops. Not much complexity. Medium bodied, lightly sweet finish, appropriate carbonation.
60minuteman (1268) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper with white lace and some head. Aroma of malt, grass, hops. Slightly sweet with cinnamon and molasses tones. Thick body. Medium carbonation and bitterness
Voodoo (537) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a copper color with an off white head. Aroma of sweetness and........uhhh.....hard to discern, very slight apple.......taste is tart molasses and malt sweetness and apple as it disappears. Alcohol makes an appearance late and if Jefferson actually made this brew 225 years ago he was well ahead of his time. I actually enjoy the change of pace and taste compared to so many other ales......thank you Mr President.
reggiedunlop (3633) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear caramel/golden color with a medium lt tan head. Aroma has winey fruits, molasses, and pine. Flavor follows suit and adds sweet toffee and bread. Mouthfeel is full and syrupy with a piney dry finish.
bshep (144) - - OCT 25, 2012
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It’s an.... ok brew. For an American strong style it’s rather weak on taste, and a little heavy. Tastes a little a IPA more than ASA. Aroma kind of reminds you of a tavern though.
First taste has a bit of a bite to it, but I quickly got used to it.
Tinco (609) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was my least favorite of the revolutionary flight at the brewery. The alcohol shone thorugh too much.
AirForceHops (5888) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ the brewery, 13 Oct 2012. Slightly hazy amber color. Nose has grain and bread malt. Upfront has a sweet caramelized malt note with crisp and dry hops helping balance the sweetness. The body is a bit on the thin side, yet makes it more drinkable. ABV isn’t real apparent. Has an almost creamy texture. Pretty decent.