alobar (2337) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a ckoudy reddish brown color with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of hops, caramel,toffee,and grain. Toffee, fruit, caramel flavor with well-balanced hop ending. Really great beer!
jhogan4 (246) - El Cajon, California, USA - JUN 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Steve, thanks. Pours amber color with a medium beige head. Nose is caramel, citrus/grapefruit. Flavor is sweet malt with grapefruit. Creamy mouthfeel. Really good.
Nisse666 (3217) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from SB cons 2013-06-01 Göteborg
AR: initial hoppy, butter fudge, butter, spices?, thick marmelade when poured
AP: reddish oaky, steady thick wee golden beige head
F: heavy warming, plum sufflé, full bodied, oily, grape fruit and orange marmelade, wee bubbly soft carbonation, medium high bitterness, caramel cup cakes, AleSmiths is a Brewery that’s rocking....
Nische (113) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber red color with large frothy head. Aroma is very malty with notes of caramel, nuts, spices and grapefruit. Tastes of vanilla, spices and some light citrus bitterness. Very well balanced.
chinchill (660) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle believed to be 2012 vintage served in a pint glass.
Pours a deep, dark reddish brown color with a large, frothy, and durable ehad. Clear.
Very hoppy aroma, with some pine. Hoppy flavor too, but with a load of rich malts nearly counterbalancing the hops bitterness and adding a rich, sweet roasted grain flavor.
Full bodied, with ample and soft carbonation.
O: this exceptional beer may be as good as Imperial Reds get.
esp0r (1324) - NORWAY - MAY 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Systembolaget enjoyed at home
Deep amber red, huge light tanned head. Smells of pine cones, spices, heavy resins and malts. Heavy sweet, dark fruits, malts, massive amounts of pine and a sting of alcohol. Heavy bitter, lots of resins. An awsome beer; a pine bomb for sure. Wonderful balance, good malts and a wall of hops; extremely smooth oily mouthfeel. Another world class beer from Alesmith
Cunningham (3037) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Cloudy amber color with a thick tan head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Deep malty, rich hoppy and some fruity.
Palate: Full body. A bit sweet and a rich bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Deep malty, tropical fruity and rich (grape) hoppy. Well hidden alcohol.
Overall impression: Power beer. Maybe a bit too sweet. Anyway a lovely evening sipper.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with Nisse666
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Golden-amber with a finger of frothy off-white head. Fades fairly slowly.
S - Sweet caramel and bready malts, grapefruit, citrus, pine, and grassy hops.
T - Sweet caramel, bready, and biscuit malts, grapefruit, orange, citrus, pine, and grassy hops, resiny bitterness.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry, bitter, lightly sweet finish.
D - Good hoppy red ale. Good hop profile and bitterness.
Lilja (992) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smak och doft av humle, malt, karamell, torkad frukt, farinsocker. Välbalanserad men alldeles för söt som förstör helheten.
deyholla (4854) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to a trade. Pours a clear deep caramel amber with a caramel head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a nice combination of sweet grains and caramel cut by a nice pine and resin note. Flavor is similar with a combination of caramel and pine with some sweet grains and a touch of resin.
Roonai (141) - - MAR 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle shared by derek, thanks! pours hazy chestnut amber with a creamy white head that dissipates quickly leaving a spotty film and minimal lacing- not particularly ’pretty.’ nose is tons of malts with sweet hop to cut the heavy malts. taste is similar with a ton of malts and fruity hops. loads of flavor with a very nice balance and high drinkability.