AdiBeer (2117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: floral hops, resin, some hay. Appearance: hazy amber, small, creamy, beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: intense grains, heavy malts, caramel, getting very bitter, dry finish. Overall: nice American Strong Ale, yet lacking some intensity in aroma. Pint at Ballast Point Brewery, San Diego.
screigh (511) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a dirty-hazy red color almost leading towards brown. Thin off-white head with no lacing. Almost no aroma at all, if anything maybe some caramel. Taste is mostly just bitter with some grainy taste. Finish almost has the taste of fish.
jonnyguns (1102) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Ballast Point. Pours a deep copper red with an off white head that holds. Nose has caramel, citrus and floral hops. Taste is more citrus with caramel syrup and toffee coming through. Booze hidden well. Fucking great.
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slowrunner77 (7099) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2015 "the version i had,still called Tongue Buckler, was at 10%! and came across as a strong ale/hoppy bw/or sweet double ipa. generoua=sly hopped but candi malty sweet. very good. you could tell the abv was high, but no heat. big body, lasting malty finish with a bittersweet aftertaste."
bth122 (1340) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Big bottle. Poured a reddish brown color. Murky. Aroma is caramel malt syrup, some floral citrus hop aroma, grains, toffee. Heavy bodied. One finger head. Average carbonation. This is big beer with malts, malt sryurp, and hops galore. This tasted old. Hopefull it was b/c I didnt care for it much.
Chudwick (2438) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster at beerfest - nose is rye ish. Sip adds a grapefruit bomb and it hits me that I havenít written grapefruit in any of my ratings tonight. Wow! Bitter as all get out. Lovely.
Beaver (1457) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Pours red amber with a big creamy off white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is sweet caramel malt blended with green resiny hops.
The flavor is some sweet nutty caramel malts and lots of fruit with tons of piney resiny hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.
Overall, a nice big hoppy red. The alcohol is well hidden.
Pdubyah (518) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is all of itís IBU. It starts with a roar and finished so dry that it became a bit of a mission for me to drink it all. The malt sweetness just held it together.
This is a fanboi beer, you love it, you love the people that love kit, you tried it and donít like , you didnít try it but might, or you wouldnít.
It isnít a middle ground beer.
I came down on slightly the wrong side of middle
Cybercat (4031) - Georgia, USA - AUG 25, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear mahogany with a fairly thick and fine-bubbled tan head that sticks around for a while. Malty aroma has a woody hop overtone and hints of cloves and hay. Bold flavor is quite hoppy and woody, rather like a good IPA, but scarcely bitter, malty and spice undertones provide support, and a hint of horehound rears its head. Texture is firm, and very lively and sassy. One, two, buckle your tongue!
kayres (654) - , Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tongue buckler. Clearish red with a medium white head. Crisp hoppy nose full bodied smooth malty flavor with excellent piney hop finish
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