Ughsmash (7135) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Poured clear garnety-amber with a creamy, well-retained cap of beige head. The aroma picked up redder fruits and semi-sweet caramel absolutely driven by peppery alcohol and floral bitterness.. aggressive the whole way through with a serious lack of subtlety.. the fruits were quite juicy on the back. The flavor had fruit and berry sweetness at the core, using caramel as a little more of a backbone.. bitterness and alcohol were sharp and agressive on the edges (black pepper and fruit skins for the most part).. finished quite warm with lots of residual fruity sugars. Medium-bodied and scratchy on the palate with low-moderate carbonation.. very bitter and boozy.
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured amber. Nose was oxidation, citrus, pine, sweet fruits and toffee. Flavor was sharp biter pine, cardboard, fruity esters, caramel malts. FInishes a bit abrasive with harsh bitterness. This bottle was past it’s prime and I’d love to try it fresh. There was some good potential, but too much of the beer had gone wayside.
after4ever (6127) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22. thanks, riverside! capped and waxed. pours a crystal clear dark brown with ruby highlights. thick creamy tan head with dense sheets of lace. big hoppy peachy nose, plenty of toasty malt in there as well. creamy medium body. toasty, roasty, peachy, delicious mid palate. long resiny peachy mid palate.
bvc (1158) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle shared by riversideAK, thanks man! Amber brown with a bit o white head. Dusty, peach, pine and call me crazy but I get some light smoke. Kind of sweet with dusty fruit and then bitterness. Alcohol warming on the way down. Woul like to try this again sometime...but fresh.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks to alexanderj. Deep copper with a very small amount of beige head. Aroma is intense fruity malt like a barleywine, some peppery alcohol, and toffee / vanilla. Flavor is the same, rich, with a good amount of grassy and resinous hops in the background. Maybe the freshness of the hops have worn off a bit at this point.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of GandGKevin at Immy’s Backyard Throwdown. Pours clear copper in color with tan head. Aroma hoppy, spicy and malty. Taste hops and sweet citrus with bitter finish.
jamescary (1) - USA - SEP 3, 2009 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Complex, hoppy, with a smokiness. Strong red ale. Tasted in simple 12 oz pub glass.
dalekliz (874) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber-brown with a thick foamy white head. Sweet, rich aroma of malt, candied fruits, sugar, and pine hops. Big taste, malt and sugar, with a lot of hoppy bitterness and fruit notes. Lingering boozy richness. Really nice.
jkwalking05 (3753) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Red in color with a decent sized beige head. Aroma is of hops, dough and caramel. Taste is of booze, hops, nuts and caramel.
travita (3954) - Frisco, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to blutt59. The smell is hops, caramel, citrus, and oranges. The look is a clear amber with a beige colored head. The taste is hoppy, decent bitterness, caramel, and good.