astanford (22) - California, USA - JAN 16, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
resin, spruce,woody, red, hazy, frothy, medium bitterness, medium sourness, full body, thick feel, average carbonation, bitter,
dlovell2 (1185) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2015 Pours amber with a beige head. Aroma is malty with some sweet fruity notes and grapefruit. Flavor starts out caramel with oranges and finishes with huge grapefruit rind. Really dry hoppy bitterness. Definately buckeled my tongue.
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours from bomber an incredible dark amber forming a nice white head of foam. Aroma pungent upfront, sweet caramel malt and a big-ass floral hops and field grasses. Flavour of peppery bitterness, sugary sweetness, finishes with an ultra aggressive level of more hop bitterness and a sticky sweet grainy finish. Superb and satisfying beer.
Christpuncher (1868) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Awesome red ale. Super hoppy flavor and slightly piney. Smells citruscy and finished dry and hoppy. Had at the graton pours deep red.
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beer-yum (804) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Subdued aroma and dark brown colour gives not hint of what is to follow. This brew is aptly named. A huge malt hit to start is quickly tamed by a similarly scaled dose of hops. Surprisingly, the combination quickly balances itself out and recedes - leaving a mild bitter finish.
Fantomasus (279) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a decent amber with an off white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is pleasant but simple. Flavor is nice but way off balance to the bitter. Nice palate although slightly sticky. It’s good.
mcberko (9222) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a cloudy dark amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is well-balanced between intense caramel malts and resinous hops. Flavour is quite robust, with loads of resinous hops upfront, balanced by just enough caramel malts. Intensely hopped, but tastefully done. Robust and extreme imperial red ale. Excellent.
Jimthechap (2041) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It’s a big arse beer this one by any stretch of the imagination. It is reddish amber in colour with some greyish cream coloured head. It has perfumy apricot and stewed peaches, rosewood and pecans. It has a big oily body with just about every rich plummy flavour previously described. There’s a bit going on up front, but don’t expect much subtlety. It disguises its abv well and has a fairly lengthy finish.
And then all of a sudden it doesn’t mask its abv so well. What?
Thechasm442 (400) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber served in a tulip glass. The beer pours a murky reddish brown with a thin off white heas that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is pine, biscuit, and caramel malt. Taste is pine resin, sour citrus, and loads of toffee. There are some bready characteristics as well. It lingers in your mouth a while and has a somewhat sticky feel. Pretty good beer.
snoworsummer (3145) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the Old Grove Brewery. Pours dark brown with a fizzy beige head. Tastes like alcohol, coffee, creamy, nutty malt, light chocolate, and spicy hops. Crazy palate. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like sweet chocolate, coffee, sweet malt, and light alcohol.