AWISLguy (1012) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Antioch Fine Wine. Pours a hazy orangey-brown with a tan head. Huge bubbles in the top made for an interesting trip down the glass - looked like pancake batter needing to be flipped. Aroma is of kick-you-in-the-face hops; floral, citrusy, piney, herbal hops. Also, brown sugar and some caramel and licorice. More of an overdone, overlayered, "american strong ale" smell than a necessarily pleasant one. Taste is of sweet fruits, caramel malts, bitter citrus fruits, tangy spicyness and some earthy pine ... with a brown sugar layer over everything. Sticky and bittersweet. Fairly thick and certainly chewy. Interesting blend of tastes; showing components of an ipa, an american strong ale and a scotch ale. Some alcohol presence, although it is not a key part. Finishes long and bittersweet. Evil Twin seems to like complexity, and have done it again. Probably would not categorize as an amber - would go more american strong. Enjoyable!
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
In short: A roasted, somewhat resinous and strangely “meaty” burgundy ale. Something wrong here…
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed a few weeks after purchase, as fresh as I Evil Twin can be in North-America.
The look: Cloudy burgundy body topped by a medium beige head with medium retention.
In long: Nose has big toasted sweet barley, some hops resin. Taste is sweet toasted barley, burnt straws, hard candies, light notes of nutmeg, tree sap, resinous hops. Strong bitterness coming from the resin and roast. Also, the whole time I was drinking the beer I had an annoying “roasted meaty” sensation that was somewhat reminiscent of a BBQed red meat, not something I’m looking for in a beer. This was a very tasty beer but this one didn’t work for me at all. Not sure if I got a mistreated bottle but this beer was just wrong. At the end I drank the whole bottle but I was very tempted to drain pour some of it. Meh… I rarely open a beer I don’t intend to finish and I rarely start writing a rating I don’t intend fini
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NŘ, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@BBF12. Pours copper with a beige head. Aroma is roasted caramel, heavu citrus, grapefruit and peach. Flavour is roasted caramel, heavy citrus, grapefruit and light peach.
kassner (1313) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light cola color, huge head, fragrance of a belgian but no bite, malty roasted flavors with just enough hops to make a great finish.
sthlm (1255) - Iowa, USA - FEB 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Bottle] Pours deep brownish amber with a small beige head. Aroma is very nice--brown sugar, raisin, prune, and big nuttiness. Quite a bit of bitterness in the taste, nuttiness again (hazelnut), toasted malt, some underlying juicy grapefruit, and another fruit I can’t peg. I like it. Good mouthfeel, long finish. Overall, this is an outstanding amber, and all around a very enjoyable beer.
theoncle (56) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
D’ampolla. Color marró clar, escuma també. Aroma de llůpol, tocs de regalčssia i fins i tot alguns tocs torrats. El sabor és amarg, lleugerament picant. Bona cervesa perň podria ser millor.
kraddel (2326) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
they ran out of everything they brought, so they rushed to the store and opened bottles or something like that...
looks amber, very small foam, taste is verry hoppy oin the bitter end. yet nothing extreme here...
Jimmythespoon (437) - CYPRUS - JAN 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber red, subtle aroma of malt and slight hop. Taste is more malty with a slight bitterness. Nothing special.
Westchesterco (769) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2013
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
roasty, cooked vegetables, brown, cloudy, cloudy, minimal head, heavy cloying sweetness, very bitter, medium sourness, full body, thick feel, average carbonation, bitter,
Iphonephan (2603) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a cloudy amber with an off white head. Nutty aroma. Flavors of chocolate, toasted malt and hops. Slightly bitter finish.