kenjohn (88) - Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish brown with a slight off-white head that hangs around for awhile and leaves a good deal of lacing. The aroma is heavy on the piney hops and the caramel malt. The flavor is very hoppy and high in alcohol.
BroadestTom (61) - - MAR 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma caramel, basement aromas,
Appearance red, clear, tan foam,
Taste light sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter,
Overall I would suggest this beer to a friend
joejames (270) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours clear deep amber/red, quick one finger off white hear. Nice lacing and retention. Aroma of smoked malt and pine. Taste is slightly sweet caramel but predominately bitter. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, resin oil mouth feel. Finishes long and bitter. Tasting notes of pine, apricot, smoked malts, caramel, burnt sugar and coffee. A very complex beer worthy of itís reputation as a bitter strong ale.
demannu (85) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not something i would have bought my self so was glad to review the bastard box set for the holidays. Not one who enjoys overly hoppy beers. This beer is full of aggressive hops. The level of malt in it keeps this beer tolerable for me while still focusing heavily on the hops. I can understand why these beers appeal to craft beer drinkers who like hops. Just not my thing.
sic1314 (4249) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured reddish brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of sweet fruit and caramel malt. Medium body, flavour is medium sweet, increasingly bitter.
commonmac (508) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2015 Bottle from Haskells. Consumed in Moeder Lambic glass. Forgot how dark this one pours. Copper/amber. Minimal head. Aroma has some sweet elements but pine/citrus/hops come on strong. Gives way to a blast of hops that grabs you by the taste buds and never lets go. Basically a hop filled ride with resiny aftertaste. It definitely owns its hop commitment. Mouthfeel is cloying. You donít want to drink this before other beers. It doesnít play well in the sandbox.
commonshawn (516) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Haskells with commonmac. Dark mahogany with small head. Smells hoppy. Very drying, powerful hop taste . Strong hop dominates but finish is nice. Tiny bit of roasted malt but not as much as expected. Maybe some subtle syrupy elements. Could definitely tell this was a stone beer. Powerful and arrogant for sure.
Towey1989 (241) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Brewdog Manchester. A clear deep ruby amber colour with a fizzy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruits like red grape and plum, nuts, sweet caramel and some spice. Taste of dark fruits, caramel, sugar, roasted malt, some grapefruit, earthy bitterness and alcohol. Full bodied, soft carbonation and an oily texture. A bittersweet, fruit hop finish. A well balanced, flavourful beer. Similar to a hoppy barley wine. Nice but lacks that special something.
nihtila (1158) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
21.12.2014. Darkb ruby brown. Some hops, malts, coffee. Taste is smooth and bitter, toastef malts, dark fruits.
fooj (21) - Maryland, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A clear dark amber color with medium amount of cream colored head. A strongly hoppy aroma. A pleasant hoppy taste and a lingering hoppy aftertaste.
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twindadplus2 (621) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby walnut color with a medium sized creamy beige head. Aroma of creamy malt, molasses and sharp, piney hops. Full bodied with dark fruit sweetness and loads of resiny hops. Finishes with a dry creamy malt backbone. This is a strong one and the bitterness is a bit over the top but itís good.