pottygok (548) - Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Floral and citrus hops overwhelming.
Appearance: Clear dark red with a thick tan head that leaves lots of lacing.
Taste: Medium sweetness balanced by a light bitterness that balances nicely, but doesn’t overwhelm.
Palate: Medium-full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, long soft finish.
Overall: This one caught me off guard because it sets up to be a strong, bitter beer but it’s really well balanced and even handed. The hops and flavors are there, but they’re not overwhelming, and the malty sweetness is there, but it’s not so saccharine as to be offensive. This is a really well designed beer that I would seek out again next year!
mstrcrwly (727) - New York, USA - OCT 3, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle poured into a snifter..amber with an off-white head..aroma of pine,resin,caramel..tastes of caramel,pine..disappointing.
johnnymusky (627) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at g will liquors fall tasting...really smooth great balance leaning to the hop side...good beer
hman43 (693) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It pours dark amber with a white head. It has aromas of floral hops, roasted malts, some pine, and citrus fruits. It has a pleasant mixture of floral hops and smoky malt elements with a moderate bitter kick on the palate.
katrinaez (692) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Only a slight hop and barley aroma. Nice deep red color. Slight spice and lots of hops. Almost a nutmeg but the hops kick it overboard. Tap
FlandersNed (217) - , Indiana, USA - SEP 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Clear reddish-brown tones with a large tan head. Semi-dried leafy, toasted malt & bitter hop nose & flavor. Full body and medium carbonation.
libertine (293) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a reddish amber with a thin white head. Spotty lacing. Aroma Lots of tropical fruit, malt and resinous hops on the nose. The sweetness of the malt and the hops are really balanced. Full bodied. The texture is oily with a big lasting bitter finish. I had went to buy a six pack in the local beer store and there was a tasting of great lakes products. Immediately changed my beer choice today.
jsporrer (151) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark orange-brown with a thin off white head. Very strong and interesting aroma. Some piney resin hops with a sweet fruit mix. Nice body, slightly oily and clings to the glass. Taste is similar to an Imperial IPA with some bitterness but more malty sweetness. There is a medium dry alcohol warmth at the finish. Its a little harsh. Not exactly what I expected from the description but not bad.
TattooJack (324) - Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the 4-pack, clear dark red, almost blood red in the light, not much of a collar but that’s probably because it would get in the way of neck biting and blood sucking. Tastes sweet, a bit metallic or irony, hoppy, gritty, some bitter, packs a nice 8% punch. Nice beer to enjoy on the first day of fall while constructing an evil plan for Halloween.
tfratzke (74) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of toast, fruit, some caramel. Pours a reddish brown copper color. White head disappears quickly. Sweet caramel, bitter fruit, touch of cocoa. Well balanced, smooth finishes slightly bitter. Nice.
Darwenus (670) - Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a fine beer. It pours dark copper/red, the head is creamy and hangs on for a while. The aroma is rich, if slightly muted. A little oak, some brown sugar. The flavor is smooth up front, slightly sweet, and then finishes with a wash of hops, caramel, nuts and cereal malt. Nice.