Ungstrup (37296) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2011
Draft. A hazy amber beer with a thin orangey head. The aroma has strong notes of hops, grass, and grapefruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, caramel, hops, grapefruits, and grass, as well as a light note of metal from the alcohol, leading to a dry, bitter, and grapefruity finish. anders37 (26194) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2010
Draft @ Issaquah Brew House, Issaquah, WA. Pours a hazy pale orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy hoppy aroma. Malty spicy dry hoppy bitter flavor with hints of grapefruit. Has a dry malty spicy hoppy bitter finish. mcberko (17178) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2011
Sampled on tap at PIB, pours hazy dark orange with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel / butterscotch, tropical fruits (peach, pineapple) and booze. Flavour of caramel, dark fruits and booze - the booze sort of cancels out some of the other qualities. Solid. brokensail (16436) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 15, 2011
A: Pours a burnt orange color with a nice big white head and some spotty lacing.
S: Interesting aromas of toffee, toasted malt, and citrus. A lot of orange and perhaps tangerine notes. There’s a slight oxidation type aroma to it as well. Some sweetness of brown sugar and just a little bit of alcohol.
T: A touch sweeter than I had expected with a lot of brown sugar and toffee. A nice toasted bread malt base to the beer with good hop flavors. Nice and floral with some moderate citrus levels to it.
M: Medium in body with a moderate level of carbonation.
O: A somewhat generic "strong ale", but it was good, so no real complaints. Ratman197 (14680) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2005
On tap @ the Falling Rock poured a hazy dark bronze with an amber head. Aromas of carmel and toffee. Flavor was carmel, bread, and roasted malt with a bitter finish.
djd07 (14366) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2011
On tap at The Petrol Station. Pours a cloudy orange with a small quickly diminishing white head. The aroma is a floral hops and grapefruit. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet wet hop upront and a nice lingering light bitter finish. Easy to drink hiding the alcohol very well, a very good American strong ale from Rogue. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2005
(draft, Rose & Raindrop, Portland) Clear amber body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, fruity, grapefruit, raisin. Taste is moderately sweet, fruity, grapefruit, caramel, light alcohol. Medium-full body, light resin. Definite barley wine qualities. Lubiere (13796) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2006
Under the name John’s Locker Stock on tap at Rogue Ales Public House, SF, August 2005. Reddish amber ale with a thin white head. Sweet caramel malt and floral hops aroma. In mouth, like maple cream with pinhey hops, and herbal grassy notes. Medium bodied. Very smooth. Drake (13649) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Served on draft at Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA, which is appropriate as CVille is where Charlie Papazian made his first homebrew. Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, Charlie Papazian? Maybe not quite... but close. He’s certainly cooler than that other local celeb Dave Matthews. Too bad this beer isn’t worthy of the name. Pours a hazy amber color with a medium frothy offwhite head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus hops and some kind of wet animal. I thought it was more wet cat, but my friend thought it was more wet dog. Anyway, you get the point. The taste is a bit better... toffee, bitter earthy and citrus hop notes. Medium bodied. Blah. Dogbrick (12932) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2011
Sample at Buckeye Beer Engine. Pours a slightly cloudy orange color with a medium thin off-white head that dissipates steadily. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of bready malt and citrus. Light, clean body with flavors of citrus, mild hops and sweet toasted malt. The finish is sweet and citrusy with a short hoppy aftertaste. Decent overall.