blipp (9696) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Draft at Iron Monkey. Pretty obviously old. Sweet malts, fruity hops, toffee, low bitterness. I don’t know why this was still on draft. Not good. crossovert (13947) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Obviously an older bottle. It is stale, herbal, unfortunately i got to tick this one too late, don’t buy it if you still see it somewhere and dont trade for it. BeerandBlues2 (13823) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark amber with a small, frothy beige head, medium to short retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and cookie malt, dates, nutty malt, earthy, herbal, and light pine hops with pear and apple esters. Flavor is moderate toast and cookie malt with medium hops and moderate bitterness, light candied fruity esters and a sweet finish. Medium to full body and medium carbonation. MartinT (10036) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
My Bottom Line:Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Foresty and floral hoppiness dominates this lightly caramelized Harvest Ale.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the misty amber.
-The floral character takes more and more room as the pint warms up.
-Malts aren’t very well developed; a few sugars and that’s it.
-The leafy hop bitterness is smooth for the style.
-This might have been bolder a month or two ago, but it cannot have had more clarity.
Bomber from Beer Run. Pours a clear amber color with a thin frothy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of caramel malts, floral hops, some citrus notes. The taste is toasted malts, caramel, bitter citrus and pine hops. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness.
snoworsummer (6076) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2013
From a bottle. Pours hazy copper brown with a bubbly, frothy, off-white head and decent lacing. Tastes like hops, citrus, floral. Dry feel. Light body and low/medium carbonation. Smells malty, nutty, like caramel and toffee. sonnycheeba (6360) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle. Pours mostly clear amber with frothy off-white head. Aroma is dank and grassy hops, citrus fruit, biscuit and cereal malts, and light spice. Flavor is dry malts forward with medium hop bitterness, light straw, and light citrus esters; dry finish with a touch of bitterness. Medium body and low carbonation. DocJitsu (2036) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Pours a lightly cloudy classic golden color with a one-finger, rich, light tan colored head. Pungent pine couched in some citrus on the nose. Texture is pretty unremarkable with some biting carbination appearing a moment after the pull into the mouth. Disappointing flavor given the nose. Adequate malt backbone, but the malt and hop flavors combine to yield a staleness one would not expect in a current vintage with this bouquet. OPIE788 (336) - Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Bomber. Amber with no head. Sweet hop and pine aromas. Light fruit and citrus. Big hop flavors. I expected a brighter taste but it just wasn’t there. raradel (343) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Unfortunately it is kind of average. Not a whole lot of zip to the nose, look, taste or palate. Not bad though...