AWISLguy (1058) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Jensen Beach/Stuart. Pours an amber brown with a beige head, some floaties. Aroma has sweet caramel, grapefruit, stone fruits and some chocolate. Taste is malty sweet, with caramel and some brown sugar, but also quite bitter from grapefruit and lemon zest. Some pine and a lot of sticky resin. Some alcohol. Medium bodied. Finishes bitter, from what must have been copious dry hopping as it has that tangy super-bitter late finish. Very extreme, but without a good blend.
Fatehunter (1100) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a thin head on a cloudy dark straw colored body.
The aroma is a deep malt smell. Wonderful.
The taste has a bold lemon bitterness trying to break out of the big malt bill. Great balance.
The texture is heavier with moderate carbonation.
An awesome bold red ale.
Bule (579) - California, USA - APR 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle pours a hazy reddy brown color with a lot of flocculates. Huge malt flavor and some mild hoppy bitterness.
KansaiBeerLvrs (1347) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2014 Bottle at home served in a half-pint glass. A clear ruby amber Brown pour with a thin head. The nose is floral hops & big malt notes. Medium to thin bodied. A very malty, bitter & strong ale... Tons of generic citrus & biscuity malts.
maxwelldeux (3090) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a fairly hazy reddish brown color with a thick light tan head on it. Nose is obviously hoppy, but it smells old, like the hops are old, like the beer has sat on the shelf too long. Taste is pretty dry, actually, and awfully malty with a lot toastiness in there. Meh.
harrymel (1450) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2013
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours dark brown with red hues in the murky ale. Some surface tan foam. Nose has some spicy hops and plenty of malt character which is a tad sharp. Some hints of spiced pear and brown sugars. Sweet flavor with obvious alcohol and little hop presence IMO. There a bit of an acetone character - not impressed with the flavor here. Medium bodied with moderate carb and a wet, chemical finish. I’m not going to purchasing another one of these.
Serving type: bottle
wlajwl (3568) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is pine, mild/medium sweetness and a slight mustiness. The flavor is grapefruit, strong tropical fruit notes, spices/almost vegetable-like and hop resin-bitter and tangy in the finish.
zvikar (2847) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at Ariel’s place. Pours red to brown hazy with a nice beige head, aroma of malt, some citrus, tangerine, flavor is sweet and malty with dark bread, tangerine, bitterness, medium bodied
Jow (1877) - New York, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at stagshead. Pours deep mahogany. Nose is sweet. Tastes of maple syrup, caramel, pine, earth, and plenty of resin. Touch sticky on palate but overall nice.
smith4498 (2910) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear dark copper color with off white head. Aromas of lightly toasted malts, caramel and pine. Sweet toasted malt flavor with some pine and caramel. Medium body with average carbonation and a syrupy mouthfeel.