Moloc (1) - - MAR 16, 2018 does not count BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 14, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
"Sneak Release" Bottle and served in my NB worthy glass, many THANKS Dough77 for this: Pours a deep bronze hue with a frothy head and produced very good lace. The aroma has notes of big caramel and toasted malt, crabapple and pomegranate, resiny hop, some herbal and almonds vapours and a hint of melanoidin. Really smells close to that of a old ale IMO.
The taste starts with a heavy malt profile showing off lots of toasted bread character supported by resiny astringent hops and some acidic fruit. The midsection is sugary and earthy. Finished with a slight hop spice, moderate alcohol kick and cardboardy oxidation. The mouth feel is sharp and warming and fits the flavor profile to a tee.
I really dig this the more I drank it, a complete surprise!! Maybe when it first came out it was closer to a IIPA or ASA but now this beer in front of me is more akin to an olde ale or barley wine. If you can find an Sneak Release bottle I highly recommend it!
Pudöjdåudåufäjfåjf&aum via Beer Buddy for iPhone shawnmurphy (738) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2018
12-oz. bottle pours slightly clear copper with a spritz of white head and lacing. Aroma: not much, although some faint malty and fruity sweetness. Flavor: brown sugar, caramel, nuts, earth, plums, apricots, green onions. Mouthfeel: medium- to full-bodied, boozy finish. TomTron (466) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2018
We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came. pkbites (1014) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 3, 2018
Bottle. Woody aroma with dark amber pour. Burnt malty caramel and sticky sugar. High alcohol content is prevalent. Probably would be better if not such a boozy palate. Overall quite good though. Quality of the ingredients shines through. NYbeerfan (30) - Binghamton, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2018
bottle from wegmans, for a 9.7%er pretty top notch. Its an american strong ale which should be noted so don't look for ipa style flavor or smell. Not my favorite beer but its very smooth and totally drinkable especially for the bac
ttoadee (1729) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2018
Copper pour, finger of tan head. Nose is malt, booze, and pencil shavings. Middle is tree bark, stone fruit, brown sugar, nuts, and medium kilned malt. Finish shows more alcohol and caramel. Foxbush (2180) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2018
12 oz bottle from Trader Joe's in Short Pump, VA The ale poured a clear dark amber color with an off white head. The head had lasting power and excellent lacing down the glass. Toffee, caramel malts, plums and hints of pine are detected on the nose. The taste is even more complex with some citrus,raisins and a nice warming sensation. The medium body ale has average-soft carbonation. Great ale. The ale finishs clean with some caramel sweetness mixed with hop flavors of tropical fruit. One of the best from Lagunitas. oobawa (1961) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2018
Tasty dank bomb from Lagunitas, boozy and sweet but with a considerable herbal hop bitterness, tossing in some classic orange marmalade notes amid all the earthy, weedy hops. Spicy, piney, grassy...pretty diverse hop profile, shored up by a hefty, thick caramel malt base. A little warm and sharp around the edges, but lordy is it pretty, and the minty herbal earthiness of the hops makes for a lovely bouquet. Chunky, tasty pint. Niko100 (3013) - Chicago, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2018
Rich amber color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of caramel malt, pine hops, some fruit, & citrus; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel/syrup, spicy hops, and citrus; Warm finish & slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Pretty decent actually. DaniHoneyy (15) - Nevada, USA - JAN 26, 2018
This one is dangerous. Deliciously aromatic with sweet caramel, toffee, juicy mango notes on the nose. The flavor is fruity, the hops are smooth and delicate with a slight bitter finish. Carbonation has a nice prickly bite. Overall a very well composed beer, too delicious for the high ABV of 9.7%