dmschefke (570) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2009 Bottle via Hophead22. Pours a dark (almost brown) amber with very thick qhite head that dissipates quickly. Aroma strong of floral and slightly citrus hops, alcohol, spice, yeast, and pine. Flavor is somewhat of a suprise, very complex similar to barley wines, but with itís own character. All flavors in aroma present with a few extras of caramel, dried fruit, and malt. Mouthfeel is pleasant and slightly slick. Overall a very nice brew.
HoppyBudgie (812) - 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 (192) - 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 (249) - 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 (418) - 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 (4167) - 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 (3498) - 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 (4373) - 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.
shoulderbroken (2379) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 16, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Brewdog Glasgow takeover. Strawberry jam, sticky resin hops, sweet but nice, bit of skunky bitterness. Good stuff. Caramel.
evergreen0199 (2196) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Brewdog, Shepherdís Bush, London. A deep amber/copper coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Hoppy, caramel, malty aroma. Tastes hoppy, caramel, malty, slight sweetness, slightly boozy. Utter perfection from Alesmith.
The_Osprey (2399) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Brewdog. Hazy red, small foamy white head, leaves sparse lacing in the teku glass. Aroma is strong caramel, rosewater, pine. Body is medium, foamy, lowish carbonation. Taste is pine, toffee, pretty sweet with a light bitterness. A flavoursome sweet beer. Pretty drinkable at the ABV.