FestDecBeet (131) - - JUL 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Look: pours a cloudy light brown or dark red. Head is thick and looks like something from a soda.
Smell: fruity citrus aroma. Very sweet smell like a barleywine. Makes my mouth water. Dark fruit.
Taste: bitter up front. Apples and other dark fruit. Lots of alcohol. Slight malt after taste.
Feel: thick film on the mouth. Very dry. Medium to carbonation
Overall: ok, not as fruity as I like. Definitely a stone beer. Similar to a hoppy barleywine.
codfishh (56) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 650ml bottle, dark reddish brown, tan head, aroma is rasiny malt and spicy hops a little celery. Flavor is spicy hops with some pine, dark fruit flavor from the malt. Medium mouthfeel medium carbonation.
generallee08 (637) - New York, USA - JUN 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer has a beautiful dark ruby red hue with good clarity and a creamy light tan head. The thick creamy head has good retention and slowly fades to a thin cap of frothy foam. From this head I get lots of cool lacing and lace rings on the glass. It has a big juicy citrusy hop presence over nice bready maltiness in the background. There is a good solid mix of bready, caramely, grainy malt with loads of juicy of citrusy, grapefruity, lemony, and piney hop notes. The hops bring solid bitterness which slowly fades off the tongue deep into the finish. The palate has a firm yet still easy drinking texture with active carbonation and a good solid medium to full body.
DavidS80 (14) - - JUN 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A malt lovers dream, toasty, roasted, goodness. Caramel notes, with a nice hop bitterness without being overpowering. A really well balanced beer.
matt4054 (35) - Cottage Grove, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good bitter ale, caramel flavor and good malt. Nice taste and would great again. Bitterness isn’t overpowering, but makes the beer unique.
SlimHabib (133) - California, USA - JUN 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pour. Dark hazy amber. Light bready aroma with lots of hops. Strong bitter hop taste with a long aftertaste. Well made beer, but not my type.
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mlane76 (15) - Albany, Georgia, USA - JUN 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz. Bottle from local liquor store....Drinkable but heavy lemon peel taste....love the aroma but again....not a fan of lemon peel....love lemons, not the peel
TXBadger (1334) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep clear amber reddish color with white head. Floral notes, some caramel malt, a little spice on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with some malt.
warhawk91 (302) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh 12 oz. bottle. Pour is a nice deep transparent amber with a sticky lacy off-white head. Aroma is a sweet caramel earthy malt with maybe some dark fruit. Big hop character, pine and citrus. Taste is similar, big flavorful bready sweet malt with piny bitterness with grapefruit and sweet citrus in the finish. Really good one.
LBIguard (18) - - JUN 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: strong malt characteristic with the his coming through as a resin finish. Smells of alcohol
A: pours clear caramel color with off white head. Big and frothy with a lot of lacing
T: well balanced. A lot of buttering hops. Little hop flavor. A big beer but drinkable.
M: medium carbonation. Finishes almost creamy.
O: this is the beer that got me into craft beer so I will always be partial. Strong malt characteristic and a big beer but well made
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