beerbaaron (1278) - Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear ruby reddish orange amber. Medium, very frothy beige head, mostly lasting with good lace. Great hoppy aroma, pine, citrus, grapefruit, along with caramel to balance - sweet. Flavor is much the same with hops at center stage. Medium body. Moderate sweetness and bitterness. Piney finish. Some alcohol warmth. Oily. Hop driven. Pretty nice drinkability, not nearly as big as many beers of this style. Have had this a few times and always enjoyed it.
TH28 (120) - - NOV 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance is deep red, almost brown with a creamy off white foam cap. Aroma is a burnt sugar, cinnamon, earthy hop combo. Taste is deep, rich malt with definitive cinnamon character and a balance hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium with a nice viscosity, low carbonation. Finish is dry with an herbal hop character and a bit of cinnamon
rederic (2987) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
651ml bottle, dark amber-ruby color, with a thick pillowy tan head, with a nice sweet toasted, caramelized, biscuity, bready malty, floral citrus, grassy, leafy hoppy nose, with some barley sugar, piney, minty, candied orange peel accents, with a toffee, faint nutty, lemon lollipop, caramel note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth bready, toasted, biscuity, caramelized malt, good flowery piney, resiny, citrus, leafy, grassy hoppy character, with some lemon, grapefruit rind, mild barley sugar, faint fruity dried raisin, date, sponge toffee flavours, leading towards a warming, light toasty, caramel maltiness, lemon, grapefruit rind, intense grassy, piney, resiny, leafy, citrus hop bitterness finish.
safhundos (3) - milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Warming on a cold Wisconsin autumn day. Spicy initially followed by well balanced flavors throughout the mouth. Hop flavor lingers as the alcohol warms the throat for an extended period of time.
Nische (774) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark ruby brown with a light brown top. Aroma is earthy and pine hops with a hint of citrus. Taste is a really great mix of earthy, pine hop bitterness with caramel strong malt presence. Really well balanced.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had at Autumn Brew Review 2013, smells like musty grains and taste was similar and very sweet.
thorongil2 (1277) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) clear dark amber with a medium tall tn head; aromas of citrus, tropical fruit; balanced flavour with a long light bitter finish
probstblueribbon (2944) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from LCBO, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Very deep mahogany with a fair ashen-tan head.
Aroma: Rich, deep burnt sugar, dark treacle, a little molasses, quite peppery and resinous, a little dark dried fruit, maybe some grapefruit, very deep and serious.
Palate: Medium+ body, full, pillowy effervescence.
Flav.: Tons of very deep and sweet malts, burnt sugar and dark treacle, some molasses, still sort of peppery and resinous, a little chocolate(?) and dark dried fruit, boozy, big; sweet with pretty good bitterness (30 IBU?? c’mon...) and a long, boozy, deeply malty finish.
Have had this in the cellar for a while. Big stuff, even with ageing.
bartlebier (1807) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught sample + extra pint@source during & after brewery tour 23viii13. One-off, easily the standout brew of the tour. Medium roasted, abv inapparent. Exotic Black IPA hop profile complements confident malt&yeast fruitiness. Mid creamy mf. Guinness roast. Tasty.
tmoreau (2472) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the annual Chicago Beer Society picnic, and self served to a clear, plastic shaker showing a clear, brown tone, with a persistent, frothy, light tan head. The aroma started with a touch of yeast, then continued with light resin, hop cones, and toasty, caramelly & nutty maltiness. Medium bodied, moderately bitter, with a creamy malt mouthfeel. Next to the Edmund, my favorite ribs & other meat pairing beer of the afternoon.