baraciisch (3232) - California, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Deep reddish amber in color.... Aroma of caramel, dates and candi sugar... Flavor of candi sugar, malts, caramel and mild bitterness on the palate.... Delicious umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Pours a murky dark copper color with a decent head that lingers. Aroma is faint and hoppy. Smells like citrus and flowers. Taste is mostly bitter throughout and ends slightly tart and fruity. Flowery hops come through too. A slight alcohol burn on the finish is nice. Overall, a nice collection of flavors that blend well together. Definitely recommend trying this. Matts_Property (837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
Can. Pours clear brown/bronze with a tiny head. Aroma of piney hops, spices and some citrus. Flavour the same including resin, caramel malts and savoury spices. Hoppy, dry, and oily. Nice. ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 8, 2012
A - Pours an almost clear mahogany color with a finger of frothy off white head. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel malts with some nutty and bready aromas, some grapefruits hops, brown sugar, and a touch of dark fruits.
T - Starts off with some rich sweet caramel malts with some grapefruit hops and bitterness with a touch of brown sugar. Through the middle, some pine hops come through with a bit more bitterness with some bready malts and some dark fruits. The finish is a mix of sweet caramel and bready malts with some tropical hops, bitterness, nuttiness, dark fruit, and a bit of booze.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet, warming, and lightly bitter finish.
D - Very drinkable. Really nice malt forward, but still fairly hoppy strong ale. I really like the balance on this one. tripelthreat (190) - Soquel, California, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Can. A reddish brown body topped by a short lived light beige head. A few blobs of lace were left. On the nose is sweet malt, dates, roast that all come together. Flavor is a fair amount of nuttiness, bready, and nice subdued pine. Needed a touch more sweetness to round out the flavor. Fairly dry finish with roasted nuts. Medium body with mild carbonation. Good stuff.
Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2012
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Bottle: The aroma consists of fruit/dates, caramel, spice, and faint pine. It pours a mostly transparent dark amber with a small off-white head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. The flavor starts with caramel, toffee, and faint dates. It finishes with mild oranges and citrus hops. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation.
Can from wine warehouse - pours a clear dark red with a white head. Aroma is slightly metallic though I do get spicy sweet notes. Taste leans bitter and the palate is a bit dry. Overall, solid effort. Bukowski9 (129) - Piqua, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Pour from a can has a dark amberish color with a medium beige head. Roasty nose with a little alcohol, spice and and a hint of dark fruit. Taste is malty and then woody,nutty with some hop bitterness and some zest. Palate is fairly smooth with a nice carbonation and easy to drink, pretty good brew. ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - MAY 27, 2012
On tap and 12oz can. Poured a dark amber color with a one finger light tan head with good retention. Aroma is roasty, nutty, toffee, stale hops, and a little booze. Malty and slightly sweet, with dates, caramel and bready malts at first. Orange zest with some floral hops, followed by a pine bitterness that lingers for awhile. Very slight alcohol burn through the finnish. Creamy mouthfeel, with moderate to high carbonation. polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Can from wchesser, thanks Will! Aroma has notes of toasted malts, sweet dried fruits, toffee and citrus hops. Dark hazy brown hue with an off-white head that mostly diminished and left some lace. Taste is very sweet and med bitter. Palate is full bodied and watery soft. Overall a very good and drinkable brew.