SinH4 (2172) - Garching, GERMANY - JUL 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taster at the brewery. Amber color with nice tan head. Aroma is caramel and intense peaches cat piss hops (buckets of Simcoe?) Taste is more caramel, a bit overripe fruit, not too balanced to be honest. I usually like this style but this one could be much better.
drowland (7772) - Georgia, USA - JUL 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
7/4/15. On tap, Craft on Draft. Red pour with a nice khaki head, great lacing. Good aroma, citrus, pine, a nice balance of caramel and pale maltiness. Good flavor, balancing bitterness helps the maltiness and caramel, nuttiness, doughy, citrus, pine. Tasty.
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, amber pour, white head, nose and taste are caramel, toffee, boozy, good
TheGB (577) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours red with a lasting tan head. Aroma of spice, malt and grassy hops. Similar taste with a nice palate.
VinegarStroke (365) - Napa, Alabama, USA - JUN 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: moderate haze, red brown, medium head and nice lace. Honey malt, hops, dense but not lifted. Dry, not sour but very bitter. Loads of flavor. Lacks fruit but very intense hops and malt. Very high CO2 that provides a freshness you would not expect at this alcohol level.
Very good. Not great.
badhack (484) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark red/amber, good carbonation, well balanced between rich malt and heavy hopping. A bit sticky, not too sweet, citrus, pine, floral.
drpimento (2883) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very smooth, easy drinking beer for its strength and bitterness. Actually it seems quite well balanced.
miyauchi38 (1086) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kevin (2185) - New Mexico, USA - MAY 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazed murky brown lacing grey head. Smells of prunes and booze and brown sugar. Bitter little fucker. Raisin, booze, cinnamon, and grapefruit. Not what I expected from an impy red. Wonder if I got the barley wine?
bnokk (416) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 16, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
APPEARANCE - beautiful dark amber color - totally comes through as a red. Head runs for the hills, but the lacing has real persistence.
NOSE - west coast hops dominate the nose of this beauty.
FLAVOR - thick resin notes stay on my tongue long after the sip. Exceptionally flavorful.
NOTES - as expected, ballast point delivers.