ganache (6012) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2017
Can from VE, mine says 8% abv. Pour caramel-copper with a yellow-tinged beige head, I guess into tan territory? Interesting under light, it’s a dusky orange-ruby glow. Nose lightly sweet and toasty caramel. In the mouth it’s semi-dry with a significant sugary caramel component, low-level roast, medium toast, very rich malt; some berry-inflected fruit, strong caramel, really has those malt flavors coming in waves! Low but firm bitterness, I could see some calling it a firm medium there; alcohol seeps through the cracks and brings a few fumes along. Very slight citrus up top and don’t get me wrong, there’s a bright citrus elements woven into the upper echelons, but it’s an earthy, woody, woodsy, damp and moldering bit of natural darkness without heavy roast barley or scorch-chocolate; hard bit of masculinity to pull off. Medium body, some graininess, extremely sticky lips, and a building sense of sugar with volume. Chest also warms with time. Don’t know that I’ve ever had a beer like this. [2017.08.03: 3.5] SHIG (4964) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 12, 2017
Can: Poured a marble brown with a off white head. Aroma is nice strong malt. Taste is sweet malts, little leafy, and nice hops bite. ryanscourt (1498) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2017
Alcohol is fiarly well hidden of the gate. Malty body. Lingering warmth on the back end with floral hop balance, DocLock (10836) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2016
Shared at Craft. Poured turbid coppery toward ruby with off-white head. Nose was caramel malt, toffee, hops. Malty flavor, solid hops, finishes a bit sweet. Ed5388 (3488) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2016
12oz can from Dave. Pours a clear dark amber color with a big foamy beige head. Aroma of amber malts, toffee, caramel, and molasses. Big syrupy nose. Taste of old citrus, toasted malts, grass, caramel/toffee, and earthy bitter hops.
riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2016
Full of crystal malt and earthy floral hops. Amber pour thin head. Flavors of iced tea crystal malt earthy hops. No flaws just not my cup of tea. dmac (6394) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2016
12oz can from Xroads via a 6pack. Poured a nice looking deep amber body with a frothy super eggshell colored head. Aroma of molasses, toffee, caramel, orange candy. Flavor drops off a lot, newspaper, cardboard, old hop flowers, toffee and caramel. Medium to full body, average carbonation. r464 (2362) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2016
8% ABV on the can. Light and malty, woody, a bit earthy. Long finish of hops and herbs. NikkTwist (3287) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2016
Draft at Moriartys. Billed at 8.0%. Clear dark amber pour. Large head of off-white foam. Nice lacing. Medium-burnt caramel malts backed with a modest amount of earthy dry hops. Slightly burnt toast. Dark citrus. Mandarin peels. Mango. Blood oranges. Bitter marmalade. Aroma is a bit anticeptic. Flavor (and body) is full but the palate is pretty thin. Harsh but ABV is fairly well hidden. hopdog (12816) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2014
12oz can. Poured a deep amberish color with an off white head. Caramel, earth, with some lighter fruitiness.