Bill Becker (2010) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 7, 2017
From Aug 2008
Reviewed from a 12oz sample bottle courtesy of Mike at Poplar Wine & Spirits.
It pours a clear amber red with a small head of foam that shrinks quickly leaving just some spotting and a ring around the glass. There's some lacing but not much.
The smell has some notes of roasted malt, caramel sweetness, and some fruitiness.
The taste is big on the malt with some caramel sweetness, a bit of roasted malt, some slightly tartish fruit, some spiciness, and some bready notes beginning mostly in the background during the early part of the session but becomes more prominent over time. Btw, this bottle is dated Jul 9 so it's exactly 1 month old. I wonder how the regular 1L bottles will taste when they come out this Fall.
Anywho, the mouthfeel just crosses over the medium side from light, the carbonation is on the light side, and it finishes slightly spicy, slightly sweet. I'm sure I'll need to update this when the big bottles hit the shelves.
Over all, it's pretty tasty and pretty easy drinking despite the ample abv and as is, I'd drink it again. djd07 (16307) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle thanks to Rick. Pours a cloudy amber with small beige head. The aroma is a bready malt and wood. Medium mouthfeel with sweet malt, wet biscuit, oak. Good. SudsMcDuff (8541) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2013
2008 bottle .. . deep tan .. mild foam .. honey, grain, and spiced caramel .. light mouth .. big sweetness .. . aged pretty well but nothing i’d care to revisit .. . . I don’t mean to put down your black widow spider, but the funnelweb spider can kill a man in eight seconds, just by lookin’ at him. BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Swingtop bottle thanks to Walt. Pours with a hazed red hued body with a lasting tan head. Aromas are minty, burnt orange, marmalade, grassy, malty. Flavors are sweet, oxidized, marmalade, tangerine, faded hops. Extremely sweet. Very lively carbonation. freekyp (2470) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Hazy reddish brown with a small beige head. Very resiny hop aroma reminiscent of marijuana. Strong earthy bitterness tempered by a solid caramel backbone. Dry finish.
BuckeyeBoy (8861) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 11, 2010
Bottle Thanks to JohnGalt1. If it was not for Toby I never would have nad this. The big Teton wax flip tops are not for me. Pours out a crisp clear amber topped with a light cream head.Aroma is of floral hops, some toasty malts and a little sweetness. Taste is much more of the toast malts and light nut.. Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2010
Pour is clear amber with a fluffy dense khaki head...smell is sweet and toasty with some pears, fresh bread, and a slight hint of sourness (not good sour)...taste is sweet and musty at first with a very cereal sweetness...come caramel and molasses flavors as well...a little cardboardy (probably due to age)...some light bitterness is hanging out in there still as well...finish is lingeringly and not unpleasant... ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 16, 2010
2008 Bottle - Thanks JohnGalt1!! - Always love an opportunity to taste the GT reserves...this one pours clear, dk orange with a decent sized off white head...aroma is malty and grainy, sweet caramel, I’m the only one who got a little bit of maple, I swear it was there...flavour featured it also, but it might have just been some toasted malt, dry syrup, nutty and tries for sweet but remains fairly dry....massive carbonation didn’t help augment the taste, and it finishes a bit thin...glad I got to try it... cathcacr (649) - Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2009 Maybe it’s aged too long, maybe it’s just that it’s Organic. Whatever. It just doesn’t have any bite to it. The flavor is okay but generic. The strong point is the appearance, a nice semi-opaque reddish-brown with good foam retention. Flavor has a bit of nuttiness. Palate is soft but quite watery in feel. Kinda disappointed, really. redlight (2325) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2009
i liter bottle from Rare Beer Club. Malty, nutty, toasty aromas. Pours rich amber red with a very thin white head. Rich malty and slightly nutty, toasted malts, caramelly with some spicy hops. Not bad.