gripweed57 (639) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours a cloudy copper color with a large bubbly beige head. Big toasted malt nose with notes of burnt sugar and alcohol. Lots of toasted malt and bitter hops. Hints of burnt caramel, resiny hops and overdone microwave popcorn. There area lot of flavors going on here. A bit disjointed.
merc7186 (2045) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Deep Reddish/Brownish Hue, Passes Mild Light, White Head, Great Lacing
S: Piney, Grainy
T: Piney, Biscuits, Mild Bittering Hops
M: Great Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter, Mildly Grainy
Overall, a pretty nice imperial red hoppy beer with nice blend.
pfriesen (110) - Richmond Hill, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark Red with fine white lacing. Aroma is burnt toffee and marmelade . Flavour continues with toffee, dried orange peel and spruce gum
Johnsense (791) - - OCT 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red pour with a baby finger of head. Aromas still fairly hoppy, some toffee in there as well. Piney hops, toffee, fairly sweet, some citrus fruit in there as well. Slight burnt character in there as well. Wouldn’t mind a fresher sample but with a bit of age on this its still pretty good
Habanero (2561) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours slightly hazy amber with a lacing, off-white head. Aroma of burned malt, pine and some citrussy hops. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and with some bitterness. Medium bodied, oily text. and soft carb. An excellent brew.
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark red with an everlasting tan head.
Smells of lots of caramel malt with some piney scent from the hops.
Taste is up front caramel what you’d expect from an amber, but also a load of piney and a bit of citrusy hops. Roasted malt notes are also detectable. Finishes extremely bitter and dry at the end of the palate.
Mouthfeel/carb are pretty spot on for the style.
I like my ambers hopped up, and this is a good beer, but I think they missed on the profile a little bit. Everything ends up being a bit too bitter when the roasted malts and piney hops are added together. Maybe a bit more lean toward a citrusy hop could have made it a tad less harsh.
estover (55) - Valencia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
OK this guys is hard to describe. It might be because of the assault from the jalapenos in the burger but; There is a solid malt backbone to this guy that is in the frontend and finish but fades for a bit while the hop dominates the middle. There is a sweet note just after the hop bitter that is not unpleasant. As an encore there is a bitterness in the back corner of the mouth. A real hard one to pick flavors as the change is really fast. But in the front and finish there is burnt malt, 90% cocoa and some leather. the hop is dull but pronounced. I used up just about the entire bottle trying to pick out favors. There is a lot going on here. Almost forget there is a crazy lacing from a thin layer of foam that stays with the pour until the end.
RichTheVillan (2742) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; hazy dark amber pour with thin white head, pine and mandarin, grapefruit taste a hint rye spice, caramel some tropical hop.
sodakotakid (230) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - SEP 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
pours dark amber with a red tint and a small lt tan head. This beer is bitter and piney!! There is citrus and floral flavors , lots of hops and bitter, bitter, bitter!!
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
hazy red-brown with a medium off-white head with long retention and good lacing. biscuit, stone fruit, toffee, mango, resin, citrus. very bitter, medium sweet. full body, oily feel, little warmth