beertholomeus (1120) - California, USA - JAN 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep amber red color with an off white head. Malt, caramel, toffee, hop and fruit aroma. Malt, toffee, cherry, floral, caramel, biscuit, hop and slight chocolate flavors. Medium body and carbonation. Caramel, toffee and fruit finish.
Ionlyrate5s (103) - New York, USA - JAN 29, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Really nice sweet malt aroma with a fantastic hop aroma. This brewery make top notches beers all around. The finish is perfect with a malt backbone and hop dryness. Excellent.
luttonm (2909) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in Seattle. Deep cherry red and brown. Rich complex sharp aroma. Tasty red beer, sharp grain. Hoppy counterbalance. Bitter cream body. Nice.
FestDecBeet (412) - - JAN 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Look: pours a deep Amber color. Very clear. Light tan head.
Smell: sweet caramel. Dank. Cherries in syrup. Flowers. Sweet sugary smell.
Taste: dank. Cherries with a heavy cherry syrup. Super over the top sweet.
Feel: dry bitterness from the hops. But still sweet and not from the malt.
Overall: over the top sweet. Ok beer, just too sweet for me.
First drank: home 1/17/15
andrewje41 (1195) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 Oz bottle pour split at a tasting. Pours a super dark red color with a rich malty aroma. Really leafy malt flavor. A bit of a candy sweet flavor on the finish. A little floral. Interesting take on the style on my opinion. Pretty good.
Dodgrblu (664) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle, pour is dark red, malty, thin disappearing head, effervescent.
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GarrettB (1183) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
February 17th, 2013 - I love a beer that has an unidentifiable style. It grapples with boundaries, pushing them and warping them, much to the benefit of the drinker. Under this category of outré brews is Alesmith’s My Bloody Valentine - a departure from my favorite beers there which are decidedly dark and boozy. The smell is spicy, with lots of grape juice and grape Kool-Aid, old and dusty wood, clove, and a little juniper, with some brown sugar too. The flavor thunders with a heavier booziness than the smell portends. Caramel and dark sugars greet the tongue, heavy and callous, almost like a large, blundering stout. Add in raisin and fig, blackberry and a nice juniper dryness and you have a nice, dark mix of sweeter high notes and sluggish low notes, and a constant line of hops bitterness all the way through.
thorongil2 (1550) - , Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(tap) clear, bright dark amber colour with a small brown head; light aroma of grapefruit; balanced flavour
slowrunner77 (6752) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2015 "Nice balance of Carmely sweet fruity malts, and a good dose of citrus and bitter hops. There’s a little chocolate and hint of nuts on the nose and flavor as well. Easy drinking and complex."
Gotta up this quite a bit fresh. Wonderfully complex malt driven but still hoppy nose and flavor. Varies 3.8-4.2 or higher.
MadIndian (2571) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from trade. Nice notes of caramel malts, hop, Earth, toffee and bread.
I really enjoyed the flowery and caramel aroma.