DiarmaidBHK (3680) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Utah Liquor Store. Pours amber with an inch of khaki foam. Leaves a lot of lacing. Fairly hop forward on the nose and tongue. Finish lingers a bit. Feels unbalanced to me. Not my favorite from Epic.
BrewMstr (112) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - SEP 25, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Not normally a fan of red ales, but this one is awesome! So good I have brewed ~30 gallons myself and the original and clone version is great. Strong, but now overwhelming hops, great color and palate. The entire package is unforgettable! Epic has many great offerings, this is among their best.
574deadzone (1173) - North Central, Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Release #20, 8.7% ABV. Bottled Oct. 2012. Pours a deep cloudy ruby with a thick khaki-toffee head that settles to a ring and leaves some spotty lace. nose involves big toffee and caramel malt notes, some nice pine, spice and herbal hops, a suggestion of smoke, some dark cherry and plum fruit notes. Quite sweet flavor, but also fairly bitter, nicely balanced. Fuller side of medium bodied, creamy, active, vibrant yet slick and oily, juicy, with a lengthy drying herbal bitter finish. Really awesome brew, considering it was pushing toward a year old, it rounded out nicely and the hops still played a prominent role. Loved it.
zsb19 (168) - Cincinnati, Kentucky, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark reddish brown with medium off-white head. Aroma is sweet bready malt. Taste is sweet bread and caramel malt upfront that fades into sweet floral hoppiness. Aftertaste is lingering sweet bread malt and a touch of mild hop bitterness and some roasty notes. Palate is medium with some stickiness. Overall a very nice American Strong Ale heavy on the malt with some light hoppiness for balance.
bhensonb (12130) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Release #22; 8.8%. Bomber from Malt and Vine. Pours hazy, dark ruddy amber with a creamy/foamy yellowish beige head. Aroma is malty with a lot of resin. Full bodied. Foamy carb. Flavor is very roasted malt with lots of resin, some darkish fruit, and maybe a hint of chocolate. Pretty hoppy. Bitter. Finishing drier than not, but the malt is always present. Quite a drink.
armando629 (2441) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,65 l bomber, release #13, 7,5% abv.
Poured hazy deep ruby with a delicious tan creamy head. Aroma of floral green fields, pine forest, some earthy cocoa, honey, caramel. Oily body, caramel and light cocoa opens the flavor, some miliseconds and the piney, resinous hopcones arrive on the balanced sweetness. Bittersweet, complex, fruity aftertaste. Reallyreally fine
TheCraftDrinker (3) - - AUG 17, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Oiu of the bottle it featured a wonderful hoppy aroma and a hint of darker malts. A nicely balanced taste with a slightly lingering and oversweet finish
madmitch76 (17446) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
20th November 2012
Hazy deep amber - red beer, small tan head. Smooth palate, a little soft and airy. Mild super fine carbonation. Luxuriant creamy malt with a nice touch of dark toffee. Well balanced with rich marmalade and pine hops. A little fresh orange in there as well. Smooth finish with more malt cream. Nice beer!
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a dark amber color with a tan head. The aroma is full of toffee, grass and a bit of orange peel. The flavor is similar with a ton of toffee and caramel malt, as well as some grass, orange and pine. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Senap (427) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Release #22. 8,3 %. Torr smak, men förvånasvärt låg beska. Lite askfats ton, men helt ok.