jtclockwork (17654) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Bottle at Dadsgiving. Pours reddish amber with off white head. Nose and taste of alcohol soaked fruit, malt, pine and caramel. Medium body. A bit of a hot mess. j12601 (13304) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle at Dadsgiving! Pours a hazed amber brown with a thin white head. A bit of malt, faint hops. Sweet initially, medium-bodied, spicy and malty, hoppy and bitter but not right away. Finishes still sweet with some more malt and a bit of grapefruit. Tasty enough but still too sweet. hopdog (13258) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2013
12oz bottle. Poured an amber color with an off white head. Caramel, floral green hops, and some sweet fruitiness. Lighter alcohol in the finish. DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Bottle from Whole Foods PM. Pours turbid mahogany, looking deep ruby through direct light. Nose is charred caramel malt, resiny hops, Tastes of charred malt, almost to the level of a rauchbier, with resiny hops and caramel. This one has high IBUs, high smokiness, and a high likelihood to piss off purists. Still, I enjoyed it. blipp (9915) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours deep amber with a beige head. Malty sweet base, toffee, and earthy and floral hops. A bit over the top, but not bad.
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2013
draft at Blue Monk, deeper copper pour, full bodied. big rich maltiness, toffee, caramel. had a wierd hand lotion like finish, strange. tough one to drink dmac (6587) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2013
12oz bottle via mixed 12 pack from Spirits Berkley. Poured a super deep dark red body under a small to tiny fizzy beige head. Aroma of pineapple and vanilla extract layered between old bread dipped in stale red wine and some sherry. Fuller body with average carbonation and a super dry body that realy hides the crazy high 11% ABV. Flavor is very similar to the aroma with stale bread and old red wine and sherry dominating. Blah not my cup of tea unless you want to get anice buzz going. thornecb (6155) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Pours deep mahogany into a shaker. Tan head with medium retention recedes to skim surface. Sour caramel and nut aromas. Thick and sweet with dark caramel and toffee upfront turning to sour nuts and pit fruit in the hot lasting finish. Too many malts are too many malts... ganache (6089) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle best before Jan/Feb of the coming year. Nose is very hoppy, a blast of slightly sweet wood (pine), resin, some base caramel. A jolting berry/fruity note right up the middle. Pours a deep, cloudy copper with solid ruby highlights and a dense tan head under lace and light legs. Strongly bitter taste with very big but barely-controlled alcohol; medium sweetness and a light herbal/vegetal note. Bitterness is nicer in the aftertaste. Full body nears obesity, really warms up the chest, stickies lips. Resin is smoothed out, the malt is dull but fairly rounded, faint citrus under very heavy pine and light berry, perhaps some cherry and peach, melon. Best part is the very first flavor I recognized, the dense blast of smoke, and how it recedes and winds its way around the others. Dank, muscular hops and some good complexity from the malt bill, though I suspect there’s a little too much segmentation there and consequently ’white noise’ washout; but ultimately fresh and satisfying. Ron (4262) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy reddish color with a small tan head. huge, wet, hop aroma. Some caramel sweetness in the background. first taste is a real mix of flavors to sort out. Hops, sweetness. Bit of a burn in the finish offset by the touch of sweetness and hops.