pottygok (494) - 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!
starewich (159) - - JAN 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown, cloudy. Sweet citrus and floral smell. Very balanced as advertised. Caramel, apricot.
Ed5388 (2312) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Dave. Pours a reddish brown color with a small foamy tan head. Aroma is boozy, with lots of sweet caramel, alcohol soaked raisins, rotted orange and apricot. Taste is much the same, with some roasted grains, and some earthy bitterness that lingers in the finish.
N3lson1 (284) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drank on tap poured into a pint glass at the Smiling Moose. Pours a dark reddish amber, with decent head. Taste of sweet and roasted malts.
LetsGoState (624) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance is red color. Aroma isn’t memorable. Taste is some spice and on the stronger alcohol side. Overall a decent, but not great one.
rondphoto (2366) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle @ Vino Bellissimo / Lima OH --- Clear dark amber, 1" tan head, swirls and streaks of lace. Taste is caramel malt that grows fuller and richer in the palate, adding mild hops on the swallow, all parts joining on a solid lingering finish. Highly recommended.
Fredis23 (515) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear Reddish Amber, Huge Foamy That Lasts And Leaves Thin Rings Of Lacing. Sweet Malt, Light Hop Aroma. Sweet Malt, Light Resin, Modest Hop Bitter. Low Carbonation, Starts Full Body, Finishes a Lot Thinner Than It Started..Hides High ABV Real Well. Smooth and Easy Drinker. Pretty Good. Recommended.
aumentm (119) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very hopped up beer. It is really red and fun to drink in the winter and fall. A good stock ale with a great label.
shrubber85 (8080) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Berry, orange peel, caramel malt and light alcohol aroma. Amber with large light tan head. Lightly sweet caramel malt and moderately intense bitter grapefruit peel and mild alcohol flavor.
eaglebones (43) - Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Slightly clouded red color with tall offwhite head. Aroma is fruits and caramel. Nice bitterness up front with hints of citrus and pine. The bitterness is well balanced by the fruity sweetness of the malts. Medium body and carbonation with a crisp finish. I really like this one!
raphael (925) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap in the Pittsburgh airport, Bar Symon. I smell wood smoke, toffee, black pepper. Clear orange brown with moderate khaki head. Flavors of toasted grain, resin, peaches, alcohol. My mouth likes it a lot. Fine balance of malt complexity with hop edge.