BeerFanDan17 (1107) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - SEP 27, 2008
Nice imperial red. Good balance of what tasted like caramel or butterscotch with juniper berries. MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 12, 2007
Reddish hughes w a nice thick small bubbled head well laced
Some cardboard light fruit very very mild
Good coat nice body
Malty sweet light grains.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - APR 1, 2006
i guess this is the correct beer? dwyerpg says it is. however i thought it was called john toe splitter something crazy. too many different names with these rogue guys. the beer i had poured deep brown with whirly cream colored head. nose of fleshy resiny hops and sugar. pushes dark fruit and sticky hops on the palate. nice and full bodied quite robust for this abv. seemed more alcoholic than the 6% i had. strong ale, imperial ipa, barley wine? unsure where this one should fall, but if it really is only 6% were talking ipa. imo. good drinkin. i think we may be rating the wrong beer here, but i cant find anything else that works. dwyerpg (6078) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 31, 2006
Well, this may be a case where I just hate Rogue for giving their beers so many differnet names. I had this on tap last week in Las Vegas at the Freakin Frog, and the owner said it was an anniversary beer from Rogue called John Locker’s Stock. This appears to be the anniversary John beer. But, like the last guy, I wouldn’t consider this an american strong ale. It mostly just tasted like a pretty darn good IPA. An eleven on the aroma scale. Dorwart (2585) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Good head with light carbonation. Reforms nicely upon swirling. Slightly sour aroma with corn and some butternut squash. Cloudy orange in color. Fizzy palate. Pretty dry and bitter. More corn with some cloves and other spices. Little bit of sweetness. Finish is bitter and sits a little sour in the stomach. Bitterness pucker the mouth but does not induce salivation. Decent but not sure that I would consider it an american strong ale.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - APR 5, 2005
Nice floral and piney nose. Good up front bitterness with strong resin and oil mouthfeel. Odd bready malt notes with a touch of lemon cookie. clean and soft mouthfeel with a lingering finish. Lots of resins on the backend. BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2005
Bottle: Cloudy orange-yellow body with a white head. Aroma is buttery hops, lemon, citrus, grass. Flavor is crisp, bitter hops, lemon, citrus, grapefruit - much more hops than malt. Finish is bitter hops. jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2005
Pours cloudy amber. Aroma of wet flowery hops and some mild caramel and malty sweetness. Flavor is an interesting soft flowery hops and soft sweet malt. JFGrind (2043) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2005 Time in the bottle has weakened the overall bitterness in this strong ale. The earthiness blends well with the hop citrus flavor. Caramel maltiness also present. Johnny has a crispy flavor to it. Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2005
Light spiciness and caramel aroma, sweet malt apparent. Sweet like a light bock/heavy dort, hoppy like a pils with a nice balance of earthy-spiciness and just a bit of citrus. Nice.