Fin (9163) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2015 Bottle from BOE, consumed at Moncada with Ang and James, Friday 22nd May 2015 Reddy brown on the pour, I was a little carefree on the pour so mine took in quite a bit of sediment whereas Loz, James and Ang had much less cloudy beers. Soft in the mouth, big, sweet malty beer but hops very prevalent on the nose. Bitter at the edges a really pleasant beer, thoroughly enjoyed this. A7 A3 T8 P4 Ov15 3.7
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a perfect pint. Release #20.
4.0 A: Lightly hazed deep amber color. Two fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is pretty good and a good bit of irregular lacing is left.
3.75 S: This smells much more like a barleywine than an amber ale. I suppose an imperial red ale might be a barleywine anyway. Chock full of caramel, toffee, and myriad fruits. Currants, plums, and grape lead the way. Toasty with a rich neutral maltiness. Reasonably hoppy too with floral and citrus notes.
3.5 T: Tastes like a barleywine too. Again lots of caramel, toffee, and the fruits mentioned. Moderate bitterness, toastiness, and thick maltiness. Floral and citrus hop flavor.
3.75 M: Heavier body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy. Good here.
3.5 D: It’s amazing how barleywine this beer is at just 8.7%. I would have guessed it to be much bigger. It’s a good beer too. GIve it a try, but don’t expect a red ale.
ludhaber (101) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
March madness 2015. Very nice aroma balanced between malt and hops. Nice buttery texture in the mouth. The beer has a very nice complex taste. The finish is dry and slightly bitter, the only thing preventing this from being a phenomenal beer.
bigben873 (189) - Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
March Madness 2015 - Cloud medium brown color (not the best looking beer), but a smooth malty flavor, similar to a weaker barley wine ale.
alexsdad06 (8162) - Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle at home from notes. Pours a hazy darker red/amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have caramel malts, toasted malt, earthy hops, some berry fruitiness, a splash of spice and resin, moderate bitterness to the finish.
liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
22 oz bottle. Aroma: malty and piney, with hints of caramel, graham cracker, resin, and barnyard. Taste/Palate: starts sweet and crisp, and finishes creamy and bitter.
julesjis (256) - Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a 22. Aroma is hoppy. Flavor is malty, slightly sweet, hoppy (but not overtaken by hops). Has almost a slight peach (sweet fruit and bitter skin) flavor to it. The sweetness mixed with the bitterness and the malt is just fantastic. Overall great beer!
UncleKorm (1171) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber bottle poured a muddy copper hue w/ a medium creamy tan and minor lacing. Light to moderate malty aroma. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a bold bitter finish. Tastes are rye, dark bread, raisins, and tea. Full bodied and creamy mouthfeel.
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Svesse (7610) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle. Release #22 8.3%) Reddish amber colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, hoppy nose with caramel, dried fruit, pink grapefruit, rye bread and resiny hops. Malty, hoppy taste with notes of caramel, rye bread, pink grapefruit, red fruit, apricot marmalade and a generous resiny bitterness in the finish. Almost full body, with a certain sweetness. Tasty and well made. Very nice.
monk191 (1600) - California, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice basic red. Pours a bright amber with a grey head. Smells and tastes like a nice red all around, nothing super unique but good overall. Had on tap at the brewery.