mjg74 (3077) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Casa De Oro. Interesting nose. Sweet and fairly hoppy. Seems sweet like an alt, but highly hopped. Tastes too hoppy for the style.
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a reddish-brown color with a thin ringed head. Aroma is biscuit, bready malt, toffee, and light brown sugar. Taste is very smooth, taste is brown sugar, toffee and caramel malts - full-bodied and the alcohol is hidden very well. Solid!
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
copper pour with a thick tan head.
aroma is sweet toffee and toasted malt. some toasted marshmallow in there too. Flavour is toffee, toasty malt, fruity and somewhat woody hop.
wxman (1793) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear cola color with a decent light tan head. Mild earthy aroma. Sweet roasted malt flavor with some notes of buttery caramel and toffee. There’s a tartness there as well on the back along with some hop bitterness. ABV is barely evident, making itself known as warmth after the swallow. Mighty fine effort.
fiercepanda (615) - Missouri, USA - MAR 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A clear, iced tea colored beer with a medium beige head. The aroma is caramel and floral hops. The flavor is roasty malt with a slightly floral finish.
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark amber withi medium off-white head, lots of lacing. Aroma obvious of sweet caramel malt, citrus, and floral hops. Flavor matches well and is quite a nice surprise with how well it comes together.
Arayaga2 (2182) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark ruby color with an inch of dense tan head. Aroma and taste are richly caramelized, with some astringency, and slight medicinal hit. Not overly boozy, but rich and well dialed.
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snownirvana (70) - - MAR 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Snifter from bottle. A: very sweet and malty, cane sugar with carmel and alcohol. App: very dark amber, small frothy head which disperses rather slowly. T: front has slight carmel with fruit, dark cherry and grapefruit, also has a rose hint, with a slight bitterness, back is a little sweet with lots of alcohol. Pretty complex. P: very smooth but with a bite on the back from the alcohol.
zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours copper, with a tan head. Aroma is malt, nuts, and fruit. Flavor is malt, fruit, hops, ans alcohol. Medium body. Fairly long finish.
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a deep reddish brown with a medium-sized tan head that leaves quite a lot of lacing. Aroma is caramel and toffee, quite a lot of cherry, some spicy hops notes. Flavor is quite sweet with a long, sweet, fruity finish. Lots of toffee, cherry, a touch of smokiness, some bittersweet roasted character. Chewy mouthfeel. Drinks more like a strong bock to me.