tomciccateri (1034) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours a dense dark red color with fine-bubble white head. Hoppy aroma and flavor. Medium body with coarse texture mouthfeel. Big hop flavor balance. Very filling hoppy ale. OKAY.
Kurtos (186) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. pours an earthy red.
Taste. Quite bitter, with a bit of sweetness.
Overall. an alright beer.
Bulk_Carrier (3887) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured various times in a mug, a pint glass and currently having in tulip; it pours an amber/slightly reddish colored body with a slim half finger of a white foamy head that dies and leaves barely any lacing, body is dark red; aroma is dry roasted malts and not really hoppy whatsoever; taste is pretty malty as well; somewhat easy on the palate but not that much to be honest; overall, well, its an imperial red ale so with a high ABV thatís trying to display an "American Red/Amber Ale" hey why not, not bad, but nothing mind blowing
Jado (779) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From 355 ml bottle. Pours a clear russet red with a sudsy off-white head that thins out after a while. Aromas of caramel, raisins, lemon, spice and a hint of pine. Taste starts off with caramel malt before a firm lemon zest bitterness in the mid-palate. Lightly fruity finish with a spicy aftertaste. Like it.
Niksko (601) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy rusty amber with a frothy, off white head.
Nose is sweet toffee, some pineapple and citrus, and a slight tinge of alcohol.
Flavour has lots of citrus, a bit of alcohol and toffee, and a very citrus, grapefruit driven, bitter, finish.
Medium to heavy body with fairly low carbonation.
Too heavy on the alcohol notes for my tastes. Itís only 7.5%, but boy do you know it.
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy amber, finger orangy head.
Smell strong caramel, bit of a citrus hop, sweet
Taste sweet citrus and floral hops with a strong malty backbone
luttonm (4737) - Seattle, Washington, USA - 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 (1394) - 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 (344) - 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 (948) - Seattle, Washington, 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!