pottygok (484) - Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Floral and citrus hops overwhelming.
Appearance: Clear dark red with a thick tan head that leaves lots of lacing.
Taste: Medium sweetness balanced by a light bitterness that balances nicely, but doesn’t overwhelm.
Palate: Medium-full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, long soft finish.
Overall: This one caught me off guard because it sets up to be a strong, bitter beer but it’s really well balanced and even handed. The hops and flavors are there, but they’re not overwhelming, and the malty sweetness is there, but it’s not so saccharine as to be offensive. This is a really well designed beer that I would seek out again next year!
aumentm (100) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very hopped up beer. It is really red and fun to drink in the winter and fall. A good stock ale with a great label.
shrubber85 (7864) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Berry, orange peel, caramel malt and light alcohol aroma. Amber with large light tan head. Lightly sweet caramel malt and moderately intense bitter grapefruit peel and mild alcohol flavor.
eaglebones (38) - Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Slightly clouded red color with tall offwhite head. Aroma is fruits and caramel. Nice bitterness up front with hints of citrus and pine. The bitterness is well balanced by the fruity sweetness of the malts. Medium body and carbonation with a crisp finish. I really like this one!
raphael (894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap in the Pittsburgh airport, Bar Symon. I smell wood smoke, toffee, black pepper. Clear orange brown with moderate khaki head. Flavors of toasted grain, resin, peaches, alcohol. My mouth likes it a lot. Fine balance of malt complexity with hop edge.
Patrickctenchi (3957) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazed berry-red with a short, thick, vanilla head.
Wood, bread, slightly fuit-tangy aroma.
Flavour is caramel, wood and earth.
Light alcohol and woody bitterness.
e303 (111) - - NOV 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to pint glass. Pour is deep copper with an off white head. The aroma is hoppy with some red apples. The taste is a well balanced hop and fruit combo. Not citrus but other fruits. The finish is moderately carbonated and easy. Good beer.
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strongpieman (1527) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - NOV 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Deep copper color, clear, thick tan head. Full body, plenty of hops and balance. Very good all around.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
good beer. Solid offering from a good brewer. Definitely worth a try. THumbs up
Maxbier (357) - Maryland, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark copper color with tan head. Malty, raisin, toffee aroma. Flavor ha a hint of roast, quite malty, some booze, sweetness, hop bitter. Finish is bitter sweet. Hop character is slight pine and tropical fruit.
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miyauchi38 (318) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20