17thfloor (2436) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a murky reddish orange with a thin sudsy foamy off-white head. Sweet sugary piney aroma, lots of fridge/ambrosia/pineapple/marshmallow likeness, toasted caramel, bitter resin. Very chewy stuff, yet light and fluffy in the mouth, a bit oily, flavors of sugary caramelized powdered milk, hint of juicy pineapple, resiny bitter green pine needles, some sugared grapefruit, and marshmallows. Not really any attempt at balance and not nearly as hoppy as I was hoping. I canít say that Iím all that impressed and Iím a little confused as to this and Summer YuleSmithís super high ratings? I wonder if my bottle is a left-over from last year =/ grrrrr
PapaSkeetSkeet (1000) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - APR 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chestnut-maroon with a quarter-inch of toasted-marshmallow head, medium-fine, moderate rate of decay. Aroma is moderate clean caramel, floral light sap hope flavor. Honey-nut Chex. Body is medium-heavy weight, syrupy, slightly oily, medium carbonation, on the coarse side, moderate-to-big burn. Flavor is candy sweetness, resinous pine hop notes, a touch of floral leading into considerable sappy bitterness. Overall, a nice ASA, simple and clean, highlight is the nice floral hop notes, especially in the aroma.
kalervo (849) - FINLAND - MAR 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Palatsilla 13.3.2015. Very well balanced, full body with nice hoppiness. Really enjoyable.
mikedR (1554) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good, but a bit of meh at the same time. First, burns way too hot. Second, way too resiny for the ABV (8.5%).
HoppyBudgie (833) - SOLA, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep red with huge lasting white head, aroma is big citrus and spicy hops with some caramel. Taste up front is big citrus, spice, and almost resin like hops into a bready, caramel malt with a sweet and bitter finish.
2013 - after a year in cellar. Hops is not tasty anymore. Gonna leae a bottle for a few years more to see if i can get them away and feel the old malts instead
coachd (289) - Missouri, USA - FEB 20, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great smelling DIPA or American Strong Ale or whatever it is. Sweet and honey-like with pine hops showing through. Not overly complex, just simple and perfect. Beautiful crimson color with a white head that paints a stark contrast. Taste is like the aroma - simple honey sweetness with a fair amount of hops complimenting it. Palate is smooth and oh so drinkable. Liquid honeysuckle. If you havenít had this yet, go get it right now. Itís easily the best red ale Iíve ever had.
SlimHabib (295) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour. Dark Amber with a large creamy tan head. Lots of lacing. Aroma is caramel, dough, and cinnamon. Full creamy body. Caramel and spice taste.
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PhilJackson80 (531) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz Bottle. Tasted on 2/16/15. Bottle from Holiday Wine Cellar. Great hop aroma with a strong malt balance. Tasted was hoppy with an earthy note. Overall a very nice red ale.
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kraddel (4539) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours rather clear copperbrown . Small white head . Smell is dough , dark malts . Sweet , leaves . Taste is bitter , sharp , bit earthy , some caramel . Slightly chocolaty . Bitter in the finish . Nice !
rumproasts (4014) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. deep amber with one finger head. big malty base with sweetness and spicing. strong hops. seems like a barleywine to me. excellent flavors.
mR_fr0g (5253) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Brewdog Shepís Bush. Clear dark reddy brown coloured pour with a lasting sticky creamy coloured head. Aroma is spiced winter spices, unrefined brown sugar, Belgian yeast, cinnamon. Flavour is really rounded nutty brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and orange spices. Palate is full bodied, velvety, smooth. Lingering tingling spice. Suourb beer. Love it.