chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Nice aroma of floral hops and caramel. Solid brew.
Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color- murky, ruddy brown. Head- lacing, tacky, slightly creamy. Smells like a barely wine or strong ale and the taste is along the same lines. ABV is evident. The hops a big in this, but more on the spice notes than on anything citrusy (unfortunately).
coldbrewky (1681) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber via StefanJ! Arrrgh Matey! Immediate surrounding presence of hops as soon as cap is off. Pours a deep translucent amber with just enough light to see the steady carbonation. Head is adequate but still onthe smaller side for my liking. Malt balance to offset the sizable hop intensity is spot on for this strong beer. Ten percent does not show thru. A singular tone of wavy hops about malts from start to finish. A big brew to have before dinner at the steakhouse.
HuskerTan (1670) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - AUG 27, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A- Caramel, malty, pine.
A- Reddish copper color, hazy liquid, off white head.
T- Burnt caramel, malty, medium bitterness, floral spices.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, balanced finish.
O- Loads and loads of burnt caramel malts and a touch of floral bitterness. Not bad but equally not all that exciting.
closey22 (1643) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep reddish Amber with thin Lacy beige head; aroma is subtly fruity hints of cherry; flava is def hoppy bitter; feels light to medium decent fizz; finishes dry bitter
RedSox2004 (1640) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUL 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep reddish brown/mahogany with a two-finger thick tan head that dissipated to a solid film and left great lacing. Pine hops were the strongest aroma with big roasted malts clearly present. A delicious beer, strong resinous hoppy flavor balanced with strong maltiness that lingered in the background. Medium body with light carbonation that left a real good mouth feel. A big, big awe-inspiring beer
Beaver (1640) - 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.
jefcon (1633) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong citrus aromas with a citrus bite up front. Drying and somewhat bitter, like orange peel, with a serious amount of IBUs.
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber thanks to tepp. Hazy reddish copper with a beige head. Super malty aroma. Tart and hoppy.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber; thanks Alex!! clear copper with eggy white head; sharp, bitter hops; malty sweet; texture is on the thin side; hoppy, sharp, sweet and crazy dry; nothing subtle here; quite malty and expectedly a little over the top