portableparty (2279) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle release #15. Pours dark red brown with a tight soapy khaki head that slowly fades to a spotty film and creamy collar. Aroma is resinous hops and earthy caramel malt all mixed up with some candied sugar. Taste is good and bitter resinous hops that come off like spruce and pine with a well mix of sweet burnt caramel malt and finishes slightly warming. Palate is slick and sticky all at the same time with a chalky dry warming finish. Really enjoyed this one!
Gription79 (2794) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle.
Aroma: toffee, resin/citrus/pine hops, sweet breads
Appearance: muddy brown with red hues, off white head
Taste: huge hop flavors-citrus,pine, some toffee, toasted malts
Palate: medium bodied, a little sticky, on the sweeter side
Overall: this was bottle release #15 @ 7.5%, the alcohol was well hidden, fairly easy to drink, not a bad beer
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle (release #9) from Plaza Liquors - Pours a hazy brown color with a one finger thick light tan head. Light spotty lacing. Aroma is floral hops and toasted malt. Flavor is pine and floral hops, esters, and toasted caramel malt. The piney hops linger in the finish. Medium to full body. A good beer.
bu11zeye (12616) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle, Release #7) Pours a hazy amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, bread, toffee, grass, and citrus. Flavor of caramel, toffee, bread, and citrus.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date: September 18, 2011
Source: Appachelian Vinters, Asheville
Appearance: opaque dark red, fine beige head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet bready aroma, lots of earthy hops
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, bready sweetness, lots of earthyness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
MadIndian (2720) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber / brown pour. A nice brown sugary and caramel aroma with a hint of hop (Very mild)
A big caramel and fruit flavor with again, a mild hop presence. A little odd for a red ale. And while I think this is an ok beer, I have to rate it on being a red ale (Which, well, it’s really not)
burtonbaton930 (103) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Woa. This thing is a monster. 22 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Very very dark red almost brown with a HUGE beige head. Aroma is quite scary, caramel and chocolate malts, and massive hop aromas. Taste is quite strong,very malty up front. A little bit sweet with some toffee notes. Then comes the onslaught of high alpha hops. Very bitter with a little bit of grapefruit rind. Pretty well balanced but definitely not a beer that I would recommend to an unexperienced beer drinker. Phwew!
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by iowaherkeye. Thanks! Poured a clear amber color with an off white head. Toffee, earthy hop, and a whiff of orange. Medium bodied and slightly sweet with mild bitterness. Earthy flavors with hints of toffee and orange liqueur.
emacgee (4585) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Extremely muddy/dirty pour, reddish brown. One finger of sandy tan head. Malty/bready nose, spicy alcohol and piney hop nose. Convoluted dirty character. Flavor is a mess, rich and piney, phenolic and warming alcoholic notes. More body than necessary, compounds with an oily hop character.
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Biercafe / Belmont Station with mcberko, pours a hazy clearn brown / orange with a small white head. Aroma of sweet candied dark fruits, caramel malts, molasses and syrup. Palate is a little cloying, all around decent flavours though.