Sarpa (864) - FINLAND - MAY 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 355ml from AbM @ home. Pours hazy dark amber with a beige head. Sweet malty caramel aroma, some hops. Sweet, resin malts, bitter, caramel flavor.
Beerhunter111 (7172) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig fruchtig, reifes Obst. Geschmack nach reifen Obst, malzig, trocken, fruchtig, Dörrobst.
Beersiveknown (2880) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at home from ales by mail
hazy dark amber with a dark beige head, lots of pine and dank hops. full bodied, moderate carbonation, sticky toffee apple malt balanced well by resinous pine hops and some citrus pith. just how i like my american ambers. good stuff.
cthomas2390 (219) - Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice reddish brown pour, head quickly disipates. Citrus, resiny hops meld into a great toasted caramel malt flavour. Body is rich, with loads of sweet bread that is backed by a prominent bitterness.
badpuppy69 (217) - orange, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2014 Pours a brownish red with a huge head. Aroma is Sweet roasted malt and citrucy hop notes. Taste follows the Aroma well with some spices upfront and hop notes lingering on the back end. Medium mouth feel very smooth. Awesome Brew!
BrownALEx (265) - Portland, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty damn good. Great bold taste. Nice malt/ citrus nose. Palate lingers with a wonderful bitter finish. Must try. I’m sad that Bear Republic is pulling out of the great state of Michigan. Lucky for us we have many great beers to drown our sorrows in. Maybe we’ll see you again Bear......
bigguns22 (661) - Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very good beer with enough hops and malts to enjoy both worlds. Dark amber with a red tint and medium cream colored head. Aroma is hops and brown sugar. Hoppy,sweet and just good beer.
EyeAmBaldman (222) - Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown with a one finger off white head. Aroma is all citrus and hops. Taste is kind of like a Scottish Ale on steroids. It’s a dark ale with a ton of hop taste. Bitter on the back end. Not bad.
SilentJo (68) - Chocowinity, North Carolina, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I like this one. The aroma is mostly hops, which made me leery to try it, not being a fan of happy beer. But the taste is nicely balanced between hops and malt. You get the hop flavor at the front, but it smooths out at the finish. Each sip intensifies this. Slightly stronger than I prefer but I was pleasantly surprised by this one.
penguinfinity (103) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Smells wonderful, but hard to place aroma. Sweet and full. Ale is murky, dark amber in the glass, with almost no head. Taste follows the aroma, with something sweet at the end. Feels heavy and full. Ends up just a little more bitter than I’d like.