hayduke (4123) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at GABF 2016. In the tasting glass this was a dark red with a white head that had some pink tinges. Nose is very rich malts with dark ripe fruit, and some sugar aromas. Full body. Flavor is rich and the fruit mixes perfectly with pine and citrus hops that leads to a bittersweet finish. Simply a luxurious beer that would be perfect on a cold winter night. This may have been my favorite beer of the many hundreds I sampled this year at GABF.
bigda83 (572) - Jamestown, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a deep amber color, mild haze, and tiny bubble tan head. Aroma wasnít strong, but caramel, bread, and pine came out. Flavor was really good and Iím not usually a fan of the style. I got a caramel, cinnamon, apple dessert type taste. Call me crazy, but I did. Also had notes of pine, bread, and sugars. Full body and a creamy texture. Soft carbonation and a mild hit of alcohol to finish. Pretty good.
MrBunn (2609) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mustard Seed. Pours a deep reddish color with a quickly fading head and aromas that are making the damn fruit fly here go nuts. Lots of caramel and brown sugar, some figs and a hint of passionfruit. Flavor is heavy with brown sugar, caramel and pine. Lots of booze seeping through and warming the throat on this one.
gsmitty80 (2128) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great big and bold red. Pours dark reddish brown with a nice off white froathing head. Aroma is of alcohol and irishy malts. Taste is sweet with a great big hop hit on the palate.
kaser (4647) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Red pour from 12oz bottle from trade at home. White foamy head. Cherry malty and fruity aroma. Bitter, berries, earthy and hoppy. Love this. Top notch red. Bitter finish
Beerathon (1670) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chestnut pour with 2-finger off-white head and lacing. Pine dominates the nose, but some sweet malts sneak in there too. Same goes in flavor. Hops spice and booze is evident too. Pretty bitter.
Dal9000 (349) - Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At the brewery. In a snifter. Pours dark caramel brown with little head. Soft caramel with mild orange hoppy taste that softly lingers. Perfectly cold.
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DrunkSanta410 (733) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home thanks to Clint (starcross). Pours a dark Amber, decent white head with good retention. Aroma is piney, light caramel and toast. Solidly hoppy. Mmm. Taste is piney hops, light caramel and honey, light toast and cracker. Moderately bitter, slight alcohol burn. Medium body, medium carbonation, a bit sticky on the palate. Stays with you. Nice beer!
Vinylholic (22) - Uniontown, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a medium/dark red with moderate head. Woodsy, piney aroma with extremely faint citrus. Bitter taste brings the piney notes with it. Full body with light to average carbonation. Goes down well, an excellent beer to have outside
John25 (1246) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep red. Aroma is very strong pine. The taste starts sweet and bitter then finishes with apples, caramel, and fruit juice. The mouthfeel has a very soft gummy bears characteristic, average carb, and lingering alcohol. Really awesome huge version of the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone