llcooldave (1188) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clean "New Car" aroma thatís very appealing in a strange way. Pours a clear reddish copper color in the glass. Flavor is a really nice balance of straight up bitter hops and malty goodness. It actually acquires maple and citrus notes as it warms in the glass. Overall its more reminiscent of an ESB... delicious and awesome.
raphael (1173) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel, resin, peach aromas. khaki head on clear amber. good blance of weight and fizz in the moth, aromatic. Hops win the the tussle just barely, with some pine, okay tang, a slightly overcooked caramel. balanced bitter finish.
GreatDane1632 (1168) - North Dakota, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated based on notes taken 25 Mar 2012 -- A truly wonderful beer. My two years later tastes have changed. Still a good beer.
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hearty caramel notes dominate a rich, yet simple straightforward malt body. Dark amber body with a creamy character. Light pine and grapefruit with a resinous touch. Good winter session.
radarsock (1146) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased at a neighborhood liquor store, the 6pack was mine, and was moderately priced. Pours a gorgeous dark orange. Had a head that was fluffy and off-white, about a fingernail measured after I let it alone for a while. Smells of American and European hops, canola oil, vitamins, soap, Bible paper, wheat grain and lactose. Tastes of generic foreign hops, wood varnish, onions, sausage fat, sweat, sea salt, and rust. Ends salty with a tinge of booze and yeast.
ComradeK (1145) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle. Pours a hazy ruby chestnut, with a medium off-white head, which lasts well, and leaves decent lacing. Rich toffee malt mixes with pine resin and floral hops in the aroma. Strong pine needle and resin hops up front lead into bitter grapefruit. This is smoothed out by toffee malt in the mid-palate, with some nutty flavours coming through towards the finish, which has some resurgent grapefruit hops, and leaves a nicely bitter aftertaste. This is a nice, hoppy red ale, with a deft balance between potent hops and smooth, supple malt.
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber, not a lot of head. Aroma reminds me of a weak or watered down cola. The taste has a hint of sweetness, tons of malt which is also well balances with a good bit of hops. Thereís some cantaloupe and flowery bitterness in the finish.
jw0406 (1132) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 13, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours and amber/red color with a nice tan head. Aromas of malt, light floral. Medium mouthfeel, but the flavors donít mix as well asi they could. A little disappointing
Sammer (1118) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Caramel colored pour from bottle. Aroma is bubble gum and grass clippings. Taste is lemon peel, leather and malt. Decent.
Hangover (1117) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - SEP 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper pour with a very large tan head. Very malty aroma with some woodsy notes. Medium bodied and carbonation. Malt forward flavor but quickly becomes pretty hoppy, strong and bitter. Some toasted malt/oak seems to come out towards the finish. Seems to have all the pieces there but itís a bit disjointed, maybe a bit too much grapefruit for the malt profile?