badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 4, 2011
Clear deep brown with a fizzy white head. Sweet caramel and vanilla aroma and taste with a toasted grain finish. BMan1113VR (7929) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Bottle. Pours with a hazy bronze hued body with a decently sized tan head that slowly fades to a ring. Good lace and some alcohol legs left behind on the sides of the glass. Aromas are strongly estery and malty. Lots of banana, even at a distance. Caramel, grainy, light chocolate, alcohol, grand manier, and pears. No hops aromas to speak of. Some caramelization. Flavors are alcohol forward, banana, light phenol (clove and some other spices), more esters, honey, malty, grainy, raisin-bran cereal, mild chocolate, orange essence/liquor. Ashy/dusty chocolate, mild table grapes. Complex if not scattered malt character. Light balancing bitterness. On the slightly sweet side overall. Alcohol is definitely there. Bigger body with medium-light carbonation. Warming. Pretty decent. Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - DEC 26, 2011
22oz bottle. Rating #13. Dark brownish red color with a beige head. Sweet aroma, brown sugar, dark fruits, caramel. Mild flavor at first, more dark fruits, molasses and a light roast bitterness, burnt sugar. (2077) bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Bottle. Ri9ch amber beer with a beige head. Caramel and yeast aroma with light banana, spice, and light alcohol. Caramel and yeast flavor with spice, banana, and frutiiness. Medium-plus bodied. caramel and yeast lingers with banana, spice, and frutiiness. Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Pours a clear ruby color with a thin white head. Aroma bubblegum, vanilla and banana bread. Taste is sweet, fruity, cherry, spicy, herbal and delicious. I’m more impressed than I thought possible coming from Karl Strauss.
bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2012
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of raisins, roasted malt, banana, light vanilla, cocoa, caramel, and toffee. Flavor of raisins, caramel, grain, cocoa, sassafras, toffee, clove, and banana. Errl (2577) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2012
22oz bottle thanks to bu11zeye..Nose is candy, honey, bready, caramel ,fruits..Taste is fruits, candy, light malts, spice..Palate is sweet and light KyotoLefty (10688) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 18, 2012
Draught at City Beer. Nose of caramel, some spice, plums, fig, cherry. Dark brown. Sweet flavor, honey, molasses, lots of dried fruit. Boozy but smooth. Decent.
FROTHINGSLOSH (8142) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2012
From the 12/2012 3R6P tasting. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bright caramel-orange color with a small foamy tan head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was sour caramel, nut, booziness, pepper and faint vague fruits. The flavor was tangy sour caramel, pepper, apple, nut, pear and more booziness. Long pepper, caramel and fruit finish. Moderately full bodied but the booziness distracted. Interesting. Percy0103 (777) - MEXICO - JUL 11, 2016
Bottle, 650ml. A clear reddish beer with no head. Aroma is of alcohol, red apples, dried fruits and caramel. Taste is medium to heavy bitter and medium sweet. Robust bodied, smooth and heavy. Fizzy carbonation and a dry astrigent finish. Aftertaste of dried fruits and alcohol.