Bukowski9 (129) - Piqua, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour.Dark brown with a good beige head.Nose is all hops and malt with citrusy hints.Taste was a malt/hop punch in the mouth.Very strong but drinkable.Like this very much.
RedCloud (129) - Rhode Island, USA - APR 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a foggy burnt amber, with half a finger of blond white head, of which leaves a fair amount of lacing. Nose is of nutty grains, semisweet malts, and faint juniper - little to no beta acids. Taste starts with sweet, caramel malts, and pine nuts, followed by a bouquet of crisp, earthy, floral hops, with a faint pine-wood finish. Very high alpha acid on the finish also. The 11% ABV is completely covered. Body is full, and sticky.
dunn4040 (129) - Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky orangish-red with a decent off-white head. Aroma is slightly boozy, nuts, dark fruits, brown sugar, and some hops. Bold flavor that kicks you right in the taste buds. Roasted nuts, malts, a hint of sweetness, and a surge of hop bitterness to keep you humble. This beer packs a punch at 11.2 percent and they do not hold back with the flavor profile. There really is not mistaking that you are drinking a very strong beer. Sometimes, that’s exactly what you need though.
HoppyScallywag (128) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark malts and caramel for aroma. Pretty bitter bite than increases and then starts to calm on the palate. Leaves a bitter taste in the back of your mouth. I would get it again although, at 11.2%, I wouldn't have too many ;)
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zmanzorro (128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bottle into a large bomber glass. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a nice thick yellowish-tan head that leaves behind some lacing. Aroma is extremely hoppy. Taste is full burst of hops, with some sweet maltiness, and a lingering taste of alcohol. Slightly less than average carbonation, but leaves the palate cleanly. Wonderfully crafted big beer.
alcoholica (128) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2003
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Red in color Small head. Some many different aromas that it is hard to pinpoint what they are. Very powerful beer 3 of the 25 oz. beers could knock you on your ass. Extremely malty and sweet with a very bitter bite. This is one hell of a beer.
Erdinger2003 (127) - West Union, Iowa, USA - DEC 25, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Head pours out a little thin and there’s a little bit of lacing, but it’s not a real ring. Smell is very good. Sweet, and very hoppy...grapefruity hops, Stone hops ;) Smell has some sweet brown sugar. A blast of floral grapefruity hops that have really great bitterness.
RedXIII (127) - Powell, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is phenomenal, plain and simple. Perfect cloudy color of amber and caramel with a ruby glow. Huge flavor of floral hops, alcohol, caramel malt, with a bitter-sweet, but smooth finish. Aroma matches much of the flavor with a bit of an earthy sweet smell. Sticky, full-bodied mouthfeel. Excellent.
bshep (126) - - MAY 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
DRY BEER. I had a PBR after drinking just one of these and I couldn’t taste anything at all. Not for the weak.
BeerNeedy (126) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - DEC 16, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 Oz Bottle. Poured a somewhat cloudy amber with a small tan head. The aroma was compelling and the taste did not disappoint. This is a big bold ale which doesnt rely on a lot of fruity or chocolate notes to get the job done. Stoneworthy!