ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 9, 2008
Tap at Pap. I found this impressive. A nice IPA color but with a striking tint of purple added, and for good reason. The flavors take you through a deep hoppiness like SN Celebration, but with added notes of black licorice, malt, chocolate brownie and molasses. These are slight, but darken the effect seriously. Again, impressive. Getbetter (1033) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - MAR 8, 2010
From a 22oz bottle,spruce, toast white foam, frothy, amber, lightly bitter, bitter, average carbonation not bad for a winter ale DocLock (11020) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2007
Thanks to Saarlander for this one via Mystery Swap 2.0. Turbid deep copper pour with 2-finger off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, fruit, toffee, apple, nutmeg, hops. The palate is complex and rather hefty, with flavors of caramel malt, hops, spices (nutmeg, cinnamon), and fruit flavors, including pear, apple, and berry notes. This one was very enjoyable. Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - DEC 7, 2010
Tap at E! Burger. Rating# 29. Dark amber, maybe copper with a nice little white head. Light (very light) toasted aroma and a touch of sweetness. Flavor has a light hop bite with a nice clean candy sweetness, very drinkable and pretty damn good. (1444) CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2007
Pours a transparent copper orange with a spotty-lacing white head. Aroma of lightly toasty pale malt and a mild earthy, green hoppy character. Body starts fairly fresh with a light sweetness along with some earthy, citrus green hops. Finishes smooth and balanced with a mild bittersweetness and some peppery hops. A nice California common.
RCL (2032) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 8, 2010
This beer smells amazing: cinnamon, nutmeg, dried citrus, toasted nuts - really complex. Surprisingly, lighter on the palate than I was expecting, but still pretty substantial. Good amount of hops with all that malt. Seems like it would be better appreciated when it turns cold outside. Saarlander (1920) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - FEB 26, 2007
UPDATED: APR 6, 2007 A nice amber pour, long lasting head, lacing throughout the drink. some nice maltiness, but plenty of hops as well, very clean aftertaste, alcohol is very well hidden, very nice brew. barleyPops (1183) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2007
bomber from Saarlander and shared with Illini08. grassy aroma on the pour with an appearance of medium amber and a decent off-white head. flavor is mild caramel malt backbone with some hints of spicey hops and citrus. a solid brew and could easily be a nice session beer. Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 13, 2007
Bomber shared with Duane. Copper colored pour with a decent head. Solid caramel malt flavor, some spiciness, and a nice (but not overly-assertive) hoppy finish. A clean, easy drinking beer and my first of the style. sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2007
Bottle: Pours a copper color with a white head. Aroma, some spice, caramel, yeasty. Flavor, caramel malts, spice, some yeast notes, slight citrus. Not bad.