doublebock (558) - California, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Clear ruby-brown color with thick white foam. Piney aroma with orange peel. Light malty taste with orange oil, ginger and a spicy hoppy finish highibus (821) - Vail, Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Pours deep dark crimson with off white head. Nice aroma of vanilla and hops. Flavor is a nice malt presence with a good bit of hops. Really nice balance. Finish is not so much hops but a spicy malt finish. Nice beer. EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Caramel malt, with Orange-ish fruity, spicy, and "dank" hops. Bitter aftertaste. pinkie (470) - New York, USA - MAR 22, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2013 Thanks to Douglas88 for this beautiful bottle from Utah. I favor the malty beers so I couldn’t wait to try this. Pours chestnut brown with red highlights and a frothy tan head that lazily fell off to a thick cap and some big splotchy lace. With this beer the nose finds you. Exciting with a bit of pine up front, ripe fruit, orange, bread and caramel. Malt is very round and approaches chocolate but artfully stops right before. It intrigues. Opens up sweet with plenty of toffee and grain but never becomes chewy. Hops are gentle but firm with light floral and the very faintest hay and dank. Taste is big crusty bread, so much malt but so damn smooth and the sweetness downplayed on the palate. Hops are gentle and give their touch of herbal and bitter then leave crisp with plenty of dryness and bitter in the finish. This was a very impressive seasonal that was gracious and engaging. Vivacious with malt character it let the hops ride in the backseat and completely won me over with every sip. Fat but drank friendly. Terrific! dlihcsnatas (740) - Temple, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Brown brew with a thick head that holds a while. Smells of herbal hops. Taste is citrus, herbs and spice. Pretty much like an APA but with a small hint at some caramel malts. Easy drinking with a slightly bitter finish. Good stuff and they did a good job of going after something that is like Sierra Nevada Celebration. Now if they would make it cost the same that would make it perfect.
Strangebrewer (1297) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2015
bottle. Poured clear mahogany with a medium creamy tan head. Herbal hop aroma. Full bodied, creamy carbonation with a thick rich mouthfeel, tart finish. Flavour of roasted malt, sweet caramel notes with bitterning hops, slightly cirusy with a woody overall tone. commonshawn (1229) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2016
12oz bottle from central ave liquor with commonmac during March madness. Dark ruby brown with medium off white head. Malty boozy slight hop nose. Sweet, slight spice, reminiscent of a traditional old ale. Balance is good. Avoids the metallic pothole some of these fall into. Nicely done, Utah. goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2009
Poured Poured a crystal clear deep copper color with an off-white head. Fruity and nutty malt with a citrus hop aroma. Malty flavor with toasty notes. Hoppy grapefruit finish and a long dry hop bitterness. Light-medium bodied. Very clean. Nice beer. GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 18, 2009
A new brew that pours with a delicious brown hue and a good head that isn’t self conscious leaving a pancake type spatter to linger. Aromas of wet coffee bean, mildly roasted nuts, and maple. The nectar weight on this puppy is rather full and inviting with a nice fiber soft texture. Coffee bean and cocoa make a face plant with some cake bread and nuts. The brew finishes long. Good stuff. SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2009
Pours a burnt red color with a lasting white head. Aroma of pine and citrus hops, spice and roasted caramel malt. Flavor is much the same, big malt starts it off with the spice and a buttload of hoppiness coming in later. Very tasty stuff.