presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 25, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark red beer, almost brown. Great rich aroma. Smokey dark malt flavour. Very nice.
Reid (2397) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 22, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown,slightly reddish complexion, nice looking dirty white head.
Very nice hoppy strong aroma, piney, floral, great
Nice hoppyness in the taste too..pretty dominanat though to be honest the semi-sweet malt profile is large. There seems to be a battle in my mouth bewteen the two, it ends in an uneasy truce as the hops fade out half way down the throat. Very nice.
Good smooth palate, slightly sticky but alcohol well hidden.
LIked this one a lot, not up with Arrogant Bastard, but would like to taste fresh at brewery.
skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap and in a 22oz bottle. On tap, this beer was fantastic. Nicely balanced sweet caramel malt with a blend of citrusy bitter hops. Great finish. Out of the bottle was a completely different, semi-flavorless experience. Odd. Rating is the taste on tap.
spikester (606) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is big floral hops.
Pours deep rich dark brown with red highlights. Full light tan head with plenty of lacing. Taste is big malt profile with strong citrus hops. Much more balanced than some other strong ales. Alcohol is well hidden. An enjoyable brew will have some more.
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 15, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear mahogany color with a fleeting head. Good aroma is sweet bread and roasted malts. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and watery. Mild flavors of caramel malts with a bit of roastiness. Has a mild hop flavor to finish. Tastes watered down.
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011
Date: May 10, 2008
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear dark red, fine beige head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel malt aroma with lots of earthy hops and a light bready character
Flavor: sweet dark caramel flavor with lots of rich bready character, lots of earthyness for balance in turn leaves a long light bitter finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a transparent copper ruby with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Aroma of dry toasty caramel earthy maltiness and some mild grapefruity hops. Starts with a fairly full earthy sweetness and crisp resiny bittering hops. A decent double red, but could use a little more assertive crisp hop character.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Pours a deep dark mahogany. Aroma of sweet caramel. Some toastted malts. Hop grapefruit aromas. Flavor is a nutty malt. Flavors of caramel, toffee. Citrus hop flavor as well. Medium bodied, finishes bitter
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep red color with a white head. Aroma is malty, roasty, caramel, and juicy hops. Flavor is caramel, toast, and a juicy hop finish.
ATLBeerDog (280) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a beautiful red/copper color with a below average head, average lacing and average carbonation. The dominate smell is heavy citrusy floral hops and mild malts. First taste is light, sweet, and a mild crisp hoppy note. Light in body and taste. Not bad - not remarkable either