Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, from the Gibsons LDB.
Murky dark red. Aroma has more fruity acid notes than you’d expect. Malty, caramel mostly with some fruity character, and just a touch of ancho. Not entirely cohesive.
Rustyham (1724) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cinnamon, red, pepper. Not spicy, more of a floral hop bitterness in the bite, but the bite is more of a nibble.
AndySnow (3275) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where: RBESG 14 not so grand tasting.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Sweet malt, hops, spices, fruit, yeast.
Body: Medium body, lively carbonation.
Flavour: Sweet malt, yeast, fruit, spices.
strongpieman (1498) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Dark red, tall off white head. Smooth, full body, no sharp edges, very satisfying all around
Desverger (2094) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@Craft Clerkenwell (RBESG 10/08/2014) - colour is amber with with a off-white head. Sweet bready and toasty malt aroma and taste, with some dried fruits, some floral notes and light hot spice in the finish.
BeerdedDave (339) - - SEP 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
aroma of dark fruit and roasted malt; medium bodied with flavors of roatsed malt, dry rye manlt, and dark fruit; the ancho chilies give it some great spice notes and a hint of smoke; a nice, dry, bitter finish
pottygok (469) - Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Dried fruit with deep malty aromas.
Appearance: Dark mahogany with a tan head that leaves little lacing.
Taste: Light sweetness balanced by hints of sourness across the tongue.
Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation, dry finish.
Overall: Not disappointing, but not mind blowing either. It’s a well-developed beer, but I’m not sure it’s worth the price. I wouldn’t seek it out again.
jredmond (5332) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at Max’s. Pours a deep amber body with light ring of lacing. Aroma is pepper, spice, alcohol, grain, rye and cleaner. Mouthfeel is light to medium with abrasive burn up front, maybe alcohol - but not sure; additional notes of spice, vegetable character, malt, grain, strange boozy/rye flavor. Hot and harsh - not a fan.
thorongil2 (1239) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) clear reddish amber colour with a medium beige head, aroma starts with a bit of sourness, then lilies; balanced flavour with a long light bitter finish
Sammy (8636) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
muddled mix but unique, with the spices and a tad of heat in the head. So-so drinkability. LCBO find.