Tonkun (447) - New York, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. dark amber pour with nice head. grapfruit, coffee, spice. pretty good beer. well balanced.
Westchesterco (668) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured and shared from a bottle it is a clear amber with an ecrue head aroma of apricot and tastes bitter with a metal overtone
Iphonephan (2213) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a clear amber with an ecru head. Malty nose. Resinous pine notes with a dominant malt backbone. Very tasty.
Beerman6686 (3536) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured a Ruby red color with a beige head. Aroma was caramel, grass, and citrusy hops. Flavor was toast caramel, bittering hops, and booze. Typical for the style.
Beergeek23322 (1688) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/17/2012. 22 oz. bottle. Pours dark amber/red color with an offwhite head. Malty aromas with caramel and fruit. A bit of alcohol showing through, but never overwhelming. Nice hoppy finish.
rholmes39 (8) - - SEP 20, 2013 does not count
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma on initial pour was fantastic and the malt had some balance with the hops. By the end of the first 12 ounces the malt was coming on strong. Head was a little disappointing but consistent with other reviews. Bottle pour.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4292) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled on draft at Smokin’ Joe’s this beer poured a medium nut brown color with a medium sized creamy off white head that left good lacing. The aroma was fairly strong fruity and floral hops with an undertone of toasted caramel. The flavor was somewhat bitter and tangy with burnt caramel, wood, rough fruity hops and a bit of pine underneath. Long burnt caramel and rough fruity hop finish. Medium body. Ok.
DoWBrewer (8) - - AUG 30, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a great beer. It has a prominent malt backbone with hints of Carmel and chocolate. There is a nice American hop aroma. The head was a little disappointing since it disappeared quickly.
The malt is more prominent than the bitterness, but it has a pleasant bitterness and good balance.
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BrewBoxer (1544) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the battle of the brews in Saratoga. Deep dark red color with a hoppy and malty balance of everything. Decent but nothing special
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nike (822) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft, citrus aroma, amber pour. Light sweetness and a hint of spiciness in the early taste. Well balanced, flavors of citrus, earthy malts. Can taste the hop flavor, medium body, dry bitter finish.
Boutip (4292) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a deep amber color ale with a relatively large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of citrus and piney hops with medium sweet malt backbone. Taste is also dominated by citrus and somewhat piney hops mix with some caramelized malt backbone with some residual sugar discernable. Body is somewhat full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Nothing earth shattering but good strong imperial red.