blutt59 (6598) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2010
bottle, thanks to barzigkin, amber brown color with tan foam, aroma is sticky pine, flavors of sweet caramel , pineapple and marshmallows Haggerty (14) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2010
Almost too aggressively dry-hopped. I really liked this beer and felt that I could taste the three different beers through the insanely hoppy nose. You get a bit of the malty, bitter bigfoot flavor mixed with the pale ale and celebration flavors that lighten and freshen it up a bit. The beer is very complex and I think this should age well and maybe the hops will mellow out a bit. legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2010
Nose of fresh picked hops, poured with a healthy head. But as always, it is over hopped to a degree that I at least can not discern individual elements other then just hops. Disappointing. jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2010
Tampa Wkly Gathering @TampaPourhouse-on tap-pours a light tan haed and copper color. Aroma is resin/herbal hops, medium malt. Taste is resin/herbal hops with some bite, caramel-light/medium malt. markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2010
On draft at Pour House Grand Central. Pours amber brown with a white head. Nose is a lot of hops- all manner of pine and citrus, a hint of malt, and some floral hops. Flavor is a lot of hops: I get a lot of pale ale, malt, and IPA presence. Vanilla and barrel are there, but subdued compared to the heavy hops.
seanbhudson (57) - , California, USA - NOV 22, 2010
On tap at Downtown Johnny Browns. Pours a clear dark orange color with moderate lacing.
Caramelized sugar, vanilla and a bit of wood.
Caramel malt, vanilla to start then the hops make themselves present citrus and pine. Oak flavors in the background and a bit of heat from the alcohol. There are other flavors in there but they are hard to pick out because they blend together so well.
Medium body, finishes a bit dry. Moderate carbonation.
This a a great complex yet smooth beer. I hope Sierra Nevada makes it again.
nickd717 (4996) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 21, 2010
On tap at the BevMo fest. Pours hazy brown in color with a well-formed light beige head and good lacing. The aroma is excellent with a lot going on - sweet caramel/toffee barleywine-style malt, big bright fruity hops, and oakiness. The flavor is very barleywine-like, but there’s more to it than that. Caramel and toffee lend mild malt sweetness, but on top of that there are big citrusy and piney hop notes, oak, and even a slight Belgian note. Really tasty. Fairly full-bodied with lively carbonation and good hop resins that stick with you. A great finish to this great series. Well done, guys. GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - NOV 21, 2010
Lovely beer. Pours a clear, deep red, with a very smooth, dense head. Aroma is fairly subtle, sweet, but the flavor is very strong. Lots of caramel malt sweetness up front, followed by a long dry finish with wood, vanilla and a bourbon warmth that clears the sinuses. deyholla (12582) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2010
Bottle shared by Kyle, thanks! Poured a clear amber with a gray head that dissipated quickly to the edges. Aroma had notes of pine, olive and soap with a bit of backing citrus and grain. Flavor had more sweet grain coming through joined by pine, oak and an olive note coming out in the finish. BückDich (5477) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 21, 2010
Tap @ The Front Door: Pours a rich ruby red mahogany color with a nice off-white head. The nose is full and furious with an onslaught of hops and wood, fresh and agressive, a slap to the face with their usual celebration blend of hops; lots of pine and spicy notes along with a subtle sweet candy and earthy oak note. The hops dominate the flavor as well, but more of the mouthfeel of the malt and oak come through providing a clean and balanced finish. Nice to see this big of a beer from the big boys.