DrSilverworm (7798) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle shared with the group. Bottled May/5/11. Hazy dark amber/brown/reddish color. Nice thin beige/khaki head. Good dots of lace. Interesting malty nose, caramel, some dark fruit. Nice smooth kind of creamy texture. Bigger body. Nice sweet taste, not cloying, so it’s not too bad... Some vegetal flavor. Light smokiness. Little warmth in the finish, which I like.. Drinking pretty nice for how old it is. Good complexity.
b3shine (6157) - Indiana, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle to snifter (thsnks DrSilverworm). Looks good; a cloudy amberish-brown with thin beige lacing. Smells sweet and BOOZY. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Solid, but boozy.
Westchesterco (1238) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
roasty, leaves, earthy, Farkamber, frothy, medium sweetness, full body, thick feel, long finish, coffee, chocolate,
Iphonephan (3912) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 75 cl bottle shared at home. Pours almost black with a cream tan head. Malty aroma. Flavors of chocolate, licorice with a hop bite.
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The beer pours a red color with a tan head. The aroma is full of red malt and dirt. The flavor is full of dirt and earth, as well as some toffee and sugary sweetness. I also get some pine from the hops and some alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. I am not a fan of red ales and this one was no exception.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml from JMFG for FFL payouts - thanks, Jay! Big viscous copper pour with lively carbonation and a raucous, puffy head. Nose of super sweet malts, and enough fruits to convey a somewhat disconcerting tartness. Taste is citrus and pine gone off just a bit, contributing to the moderately infected vibe. Hugely malty and sweet, but with the other flavors it leads to enough clashing that I couldn’t enjoy this one a whole lot.
ryanfolty (2007) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
February 23, 2013 bottle shared by Brian. Brown pour with limited head. Aroma and taste of malt, alcohol and hops.
Bacterial (1879) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Bob’s - very interesting. Sweet nose, complex taste, malty and dark fruits abound. On the sweet side for sure.
BVery (7382) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Murky reddish brown pour with a off white head. Very malty. Some boozy sweetness. Decent.
madmitch76 (16890) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
10th September 2011
Clear dark red-brown beer. Big pale tan head. Creamy malt nose. Smooth palate with mild fine carbonation. Creamy malt, fairly rich with a streak of dark toffee. Fresh orange hops underneath, not too bitter. Finishes semi dry with a little aniseed alcohol - pretty mild. Mildly bitter toffee and hop aftertaste. Smooth rich barleywine.