BiggJonStudd (11) - - JUN 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
473ml can from the LCBO. Pours deep red. Nice, citrus hop aroma and flavour.
shorlin (550) - St. Johnís, Newfoundland, CANADA - MAY 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big, bright hoppy aroma with loads of spruce and lime. Extremely dark beer with a firm rocky head. Foamy lacing, great looking beer. Taste is good bitter, but without a good long finish. No real presence to follow up that big aroma. Overall, a good beer but not great.
Freaky_tiki (289) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2013 Evil goodness in a tall can. Pours cola dark with a finger cap. Bold & brisk. Gives the tongue a nice slap.
Gurthnar (958) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can shared by Karol, thanks. Aroma hoppy, floral citrusy. Clear dark reddish brown colour. Taste has sweet wood (which annoys me in this beer), caramel malt. Then hops, light heavy bitterness. Citrusy flavour, grapefruit. I do not like the weird sweetness. Finish mostly hoppy, dry, light touch of alcohol.
Cuso (3374) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from and shared with Karol, many thanks. Red brown color with medium off-white head. Malt, piney hops in aroma. Fruity taste with malt, piney hops. Strong bitter finish. Tasty.
Karol (341) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Canned. For me the aroma is weak. However, the taste is bitter! Bitter as hell! Taste of malt, but not significant. Alcohol is present, but warming. Full body. Alcohol and hops aftertaste. I sense dark chocolate and espresso a bit. Overall tasty. My style of a pale ale.
solidfunk (2589) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Has some decent citrus hops but pretty ordinary session ale. Pours an odd dark maroon for style. No head no lacing on cask. Pretty heavy consistency. Aroma has a little malt but lots of hops sting. Finishes pretty bitter. Volos.
Earlier Rating: 10/27/2011 Total Score: 3.8
Great hoppy bitterness. Smells strong from the start, high alcohol helps it along. pours with decent head, good colour. 500ml can
Gethinbeer (2025) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep oak colour with a frothy white head and clinging lace. Smooth texture. Caramel malt, with a hop flavour. More hops come through with a bitter finish
dandeman (330) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Very citrus with a lot of grapefruit and sub-notes of pepper and pine.
Appearance: Very dark brown, almost black, with a beautiful creamy head, long lasting, with a superb lacing sticking on glass.
Taste: Attack is very hoppy, with a lot of grapefruit. Bitterness remains for a long time. We can also find notes of pepper, hop resin, conifer and grass. Hops are sharp and effective, just the way I like them. Roasted malt is also adding wood accents to it. This is an excellent and very hoppy APA, even though the color is very dark and could also be called black IPA.
Hungarian_G (87) - - FEB 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep brassy red with a nice pillowy off-white head with good retention. Immediate nose of citrus/grapefruit and hops followed by some biscuity notes and malt sweetness. Taste follows with citrus up from, but also nice roasted flavours, some dried cherries and toffee and vanilla. Not over-the-top hops, but a nicely balanced pale with a smooth bitter finish.