luttonm (1767) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle in Seattle. Deeper brownish orange, off tan head. Sweet distant hops on rich ruddy malts. Creamy, yeasty body with tart fruity hops and dry hop finish. Indistinct, but tasty enough.
Maris (857) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 355ml bottle on 19/12/2013. Pours a very reddy amber with the barest of heads. The aroma is primarily toffee and caramel malt. These also feature prominently in the flavour followed by a huge, lingering, dry, almost medicinal bitterness. Has a fullish body and medium carbonation. This is a big distinctive beer but lacks a bit of balance, with the bitterness just a little too harsh to make it really enjoyable.
vinhol (110) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 mil bottle from Dans at Ringwood malty aroma deep red in colour hoppy malty taste Best before Jan 14 would like a fresher bottle
Davhgbrew (752) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber/red moderate cloudy. Nice lacing. Sips full with slight caramel and hop flavor. Nicely balanced brew with a higher abv. Sneaky strong!
pushkinwow (1618) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub. Light mahogany with a biege head. Caramel malt, nutty, quite bitter, high carbonation, moderate body, very malty and yet bitter and dry on the finish. Well done but just not my thing.
PhilJackson80 (180) - Oklahoma, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. The beer pours to a deep red/amber color. The aroma has a slight hop resin smell with a rye sweetness too. The taste has a smooth slightly sweet upfront rye flavor with a pretty dry finish.. Overall a good amber. red ale.
bmeup (488) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
DMís Clear and dark amber orange with a lasting head. Caramel, nuts, resin, spruce and spice. Fairly high bitterness, full body and bitter finish.
jgb9348 (4296) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rich brown coloured body with a copper glow and a thick, three centimetre tall tan, soapy head. Aroma of alcohol, malt, metal, nuts, earth and a very pungent english hop bitterness. Medium-bodied; Strong medicinal and herbaceous flavour with a lot of bitterness and pungent alcohol tastes coming from every corner. Aftertaste shows a big bitterness, some earthy malt and a lot of nuts - all with a strong alcohol flavour and even stronger medicinal flavour. Overall, a decent beer, but lacking in too many aspects and not showing enough nice depth to be considered a good beer. Still - great to try, and I already canít wait to be back. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from La Bodega in Anchorage, Alaska on 04-October-2013 for US$1.50 sampled at home in Washington on 05-December-2013 a few hours before leaving back to Portland.
harrymel (901) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle date: unk
Pours clouded rust color with a central dome and surrounding bullae of soapy lighter tan bubbles. Smells like sweet caramel malt, some dank hops, some pine hops and a bit of soap. Flavor is spicy with some nice malts, a bit of special B character, tea, caramel, body odor, some resin and a bit of pine. Medium on syrup body with a lighter carbonation character. Overall not a bad beer, Iíd drink this quite a few times.
Serving type: bottle
BOSSbrewer (1039) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 11, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark amber with a medium off white head. Aroma of malt. Flavor of sweet malt and some wet cardboard. Lots of alcohol with some burn. Decent. Medium bodied.