hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kinda of a dark brown with a strong hint of red mixed in. Malty aroma with pine and a bit of citrus hops. Very pleasing taste, nice and solid with a hoppy flavored ending that doesn’t really add much bitterness. I expected this to be ok, but ti really turned out to be much nicer than I expected.
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Pizza Port (Solana Beach, CA): Poured dark brown with some red highlights if held up to the light. Needless to say I was disappointed with the appearance as my expectations were a lot higher for such a cool name. However, the aroma and taste certainly makes up for it. Very hoppy for an amber. Aroma of citrus and pine perfectly balanced with some dark malts. Flavor is similar- fresh clean pine and citrus hops balancing with a smooth but not cloying maltiness. Delicate hop finish. Drinkability: Simply delicious. Pairing: Wide range of food; chicken, seafood, burgers, and spicy cuisine. I paired it with the Solana Beach pizza served at Pizza Port. Rebuy: Certainly. #287 on 25022010, DG.
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at Pizza Port San Clemente. Pours hazy to murky brown with a small tan head. Aroma is mild fruity and dark breadish malty. Dark breadish and toffee malt flavoured with a light fruity note showing through. Dark malty and fruity finish with a light bitterness.
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Father’s Office (Santa Monica). Pours a hazy, dark amber-brown color; creamy light-tan head with excellent lacing. Good amounts of basic fruitiness, toffee, and pleasant earthy bitterness; balanced, moderately dry, pleasant. Medium-to-full body; creamy presence, lively carbonation; pleasantly earthy and citrus bitterness, toffee, nuttiness, and slightly oily malt character; a nicely bitter amber; some sweetness and malty heft at the core; lasting finish of caramel, red fruits, earthy bitterness.
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - FEB 20, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On Cask at SD Tap Room. Excellent head retention. Dark amber in color. Very hoppy aroma taste and flavor. Hints of caramel malts as well. Another great one from AleSmith
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
CASK, they tapped the bung the same day I was drinking this, big frothy tan head, red amber coloring, aroma is some columbus and amarillo, flavor is columbus, body is thin and firkin-ish. Good stuff!
can8ianben (1315) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Unexpectedly hoppy. I was expecting a Valentine beer to have a fruity sweetness to it, but it was balanced out quite nicely by some aggressive hopping. Dark ruby red color with a thick foamy head. Interesting beer.
mkade8883 (250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
100th rating: Pours murky brown, aroma of hops, chocolate and malt. Medium to low carbonation with amazing mouthfeel. Sweet chocolate with nice balancing bitterness.
JoeTheYounger (1132) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - FEB 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a brown/reddish color with small head. Aroma was caramel and sweet hops. Taste was similar with a malt backbone. Overall it was good but I like Evil Dead Red more.
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taster at alesmith. Pours a dark red amber with a thin tan head. Aroma is lots of pine and some citrus. Flqvor is moderately bitter with lots of citrus and pine and slight malt, less than expected. Palate is medium with moderate carbonation.