sandwichpants (117) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle into a pub style glass. Pours a medium red, clear, with a slightly tan head that retains quite well. Aroma started out with a sweet/citrus/hops that was almost candy like just as it was poured, to being a fairly mild, more piney hop as it settled. Pleasant, but weak. Flavour, on the other hand, it’s good and strong. Very well balanced, a bit more towards the malt which is rich carmel offset with strong toastyness and roastyness, a little coffee even. Hops are still quite prevalent, tasting, well, hoppy, rather than specifically piney or floral or citrusy. Body is a slightly heavy medium, with a bit of stickyness, and a good bit of bitterness (perhaps augmented by alcohol) causing a little tinglyness. A little more bitterness in feel at the end than I would prefer, but otherwise, this is a darn fine beer. Very refreshing for how big a beer it is.
willisread (483) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Pours a deep brownish amber color with thin tan head. Boozy aroma with hints of raisin, prune, citrus, yeast and malts all on the nose. Starts out slightly sweet on the palate then the hop bitterness takes over throughout the finish. Nice pepper taste present as well as some spice.
dhatton (127) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a handsome reddish brown body with thin tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, spice, and yeast. Tangy fruity flavor, toasty malts, and traces of pineapple. Hoppy bitters with slightly sticky sweet finish.
MarkoR (622) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber colour with a nice yellowish head. Aroma is hops, roasted malts. Taste is same, plus caramel. Very good.
Drjohnrock (543) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at MOTR Pub on September 27, 2014 at Kid Congo Powers And The Pink Monkey Birds concerts during MidPoint Music Festival. Very dark brown hue, nice firm bittersweet nose, rich well balanced bittersweet flavor--maybe a slight edge to the sweetness. Fine stuff.
starewich (167) - - 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 (2440) - 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 (352) - 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 (653) - 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 (2613) - 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.