TH28 (22) - - MAR 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance is deep red amber with creamy tan foam cap. Aroma is deep caramel malt and fruit. Slight hint of poem and raisin. Taste is several layers complex layers of roasted, nutty, and caramel malt but not overwhelming. Sharp hop bite on the finish that balances everything. Nice but of carbonation with a crisp, clean finish. Overall great beer.
OKplus (379) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 29, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A - Pours a cloudy dark amber copper with a 2 finger foamy off-white head with excellent retention.
S - Fresh grapefruit citrus, earthy pine, plums, toasted malt
T - A bounty of fresh grapefruit rushes in with huge flavor and bitterness. A resiny pine shows up towards the finish. The caramel malt has a roasted fruit character and provides just enough sweetness to counteract the complex hops. Aftertaste is nutty and bitter with the malt still lingering on the palate.
M - Full bodied with good carbonation.
A citrus wonderland along with a carameled fruit malt makes mouth happy. Complex hop profile that keep going and going. Just an awesome brew.
Serving type: bottle
Ryborne (43) - - MAR 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppy bitter dark brew with a clean finish.reminds me of surly furious. Good depth and quickly dissipating head.
Guyonastage (3) - - MAR 22, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great frothy head, followed by a brilliant nose of (slight) caramel and red fruit. Good body and huge offensive slap in the face of grapefruit rind.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mnmike (609) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber pour. Classicly great strong ale with some power and bit behind it.
Osprey87 (547) - London via, WALES - MAR 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
March 2013 - draught at Craft Beer Co Islington. They also had the oaked version but I went for this one instead. Rich sweet caramel malts, rose water, sharp astringent floral bitterness which is marked but I’ve had a lot stronger. Coffee in the aftertaste. Overall I think the flavour is a bit confused. Not a big fan.
philipmeese (53) - Rowayton, Connecticut, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Loved this dark brew right from the frothy starting pour. The head is solid, small bubbles with lots plenty of life and staying power. A sweet, resinous flow over the tongue leaves a piquant aftertaste with bitterness that mellows after a short time leaving a full sensation of the flavor on the tongue. Inviting. Beguiling. Delightful. This is a brew you want to spend some time with.
ACD (341) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours deep reddish brown with huge off-white head and plenty of lacing. Aroma is caramel, pine resin, some red fruit and nutty notes. Taste gives a big rich caramel hit, nutty malt, thick pine resin, some bitter pithy grapefruit, and red fruit. Lasting, mouthcoating pine resin and rich malt flavours. Medium/full mouthfeel. Big and bold: lives up to its name.
mattern33 (60) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark but very clear amber color. Good head. Not much aroma. Not as malty tasting as it looks. Not bad at all for a change of pace.
mjteeters (28) - Issaquah, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
22 oz. bottle from local grocery store. Dark brown color with foamy head that quickly dissipated to some bubbles. Hoppy aroma. Boy, some solid hops -- bitter taste with a piney finish that lasts. Really enjoyable (if you a hop monster).