cblado (240) - Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a reddish copper color. Thick pearly head, nice lacing. Aroma is sweet, with toffee tones. Flavor is sweet but not cloying. There is a rich hop flavor, but it’s not overpowering. Rather than a citrusy hop nose, the hops come in the aftertaste along with the toffee malt flavors. Overall, I enjoyed this quite a bit. I would definitely buy it again.
Salmoniform (657) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Copper hue with creamy off white head thT dissipated to a ring. Aroma is malt, peppercorn, rye, caramel, grass. Mouthfeel is refreshing with a medium body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness followed by a spicy hop bitterness that extends through the finish. Overall this is a nice brew.
DrinkyCrow (8) - - SEP 21, 2014 does not count
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I enjoy strong beers, but for this one, the strong alcohol flavor dominates the other flavors.
fcjack1 (154) - Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2014 Bottle from world beers. Pours a dark reddish hue. Thin tan head. Scent is a little malty. Taste is a little Belgian spicey. Bitterness kind of sits on the tongue. Not bad.
smallfry (16) - - SEP 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very little aroma. A very nice hop showcase with some nice spiciness. I like it!
andrewje41 (445) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pour. Pours a really dark red with a malty aroma, with a little booze, and some nice hops to it as well. Sweet caramel flavor. Alcohol pretty obvious. Nice, slightly bitter hop flavor finish here. Decent beer here. Really like the various hop flavors throughout this one. Will drink again for sure.
ozarkspops (361) - - SEP 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber pour. Hazy. Thick khaki head. Earthy floral hop aroma. Caramel sweetness aroma. Flavor was bitter and bready. Earthy floral hops mostly. Bitter and dry finish.
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whoisghost (61) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks wonderful. Burnt orange/red colour with a nice cream colored head. Caramel and coffee scents. Licorice and burnt coffee flavours throughout, probably not smooth enough to pass as a great beer but not bold enough either. A little watery for a 7.5% but gentle carbonation and smooth enough after taste make it passable.
KeefOz (920) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
BB Jan-15. Poured a hazy coppery colour with a few millimetres of light tan foam that diminished to a good collar that laced OK. Carbonation low and coarse. Aroma of sweet caramel malt and floral citrus. Taste of sweet caramel followed quickly by quite a hops bitterness. Light to medium body. Slightly dry with a slightly tart lingering bitterness. Quite nice.
mcberko (6516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Bridgeport, pours a dark clear copper with a small white head. Aroma is full of dry bready malt with a little caramel. Flavour is really metallic and off-flavoured, with some skunky vegetal notes. Dry, but fairly vile flavoured. Not too good.
picoloC (13) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear to cloudy amber with fine beige head. Aroma has great depth, full of dark fruits, apricot, plum, cherry, marzipan and black tea. Some sweetness with heavy bitterness. Medium body and average carbonation. Bitter finish.