jtclockwork (10128) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2014 Bottle. Spoiler Alert: Joffrey dies! Pours very dark red with off white head. A bit overcarbonated. Nose/taste of dry raisin, dark fruit, fig, rye, doughy malt, light toast, banana, green vegetal pepper and light spicy hop. Medium body. Dry finish.
revolution2718 (316) - New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep brown with red highlights, nice frothy big head. Nose is doughy, dark fruit, Belgian yeast, a pepper spice note. Taste is very bready and malty but not sweet, some Belgian yeast, some dark fruit in the middle. The finish I get a touch of capsaicin spice, and a pepper vegetal note, very drying on the finish. High carbonation and effervescent, medium body fits the brew. I want to like this, as the first 2/3 are good, but the finish and especially the aftertaste I'm not a fan of. There's that drying capsaicin and vegetal note, not loving it.
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vyvvy (4500) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour reddish copper with a large tan head. The aroma has nuttiness, pepper meatiness (not spice), fruity Belgian yeast, toasty malt, light toffee and light berries. It has a medium / full body with a lot of carbonation. The flavor begins with peppery spice, pepper meat, fruity sweetness, yeast that seems very Ommegang and a bit of spicy hops - seems like many different spice traits here without having much heat. The finish is dry and crusty and spice is left lingering on the palate. Enjoyable.
robertjm (785) - Albany, California, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a ridiculously huge head out of the bottle. Basically a whole pint glass!! Now five minutes later and I’ve got half a glass of beer, a quarter glass of foam and a whole bunch of lace. Reddish copper color. Aroma of wet straw. Rather unique flavor with the Ancho not being really obvious, but changing the typical rye character. Only so slight warming after drinking. Sorry to say, yet another GoTh disappointment after last year’s Take Back the Black Stout.
Tmoney99 (11564) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours a clear brown color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate complex sweet dark fruit & rye and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy yeast dark sweet flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Interesting good brew.
HellesBunny666 (222) - Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yeast, banana, cloves, Belgian smell. Sharp, tart. Yeasty, bready. Caramel. Spicy. I never watched Game of Thrones...
zickbeer_ye (327) - Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Weak aromas of belgian yeast and banana with some spice. Nice bone colored head and Amber body. Dry yeasty banana flavor some tart berries. Smooth and carbonated on the palate
Emeister84 (1402) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of clove, banana, some toasty malts. Bronze with burnt orange highlights and a fully lasting fluffy off-white head. Dry, fruity, bitter, spicy. Medium bodied, cushy, lingering chili spice.
Petkus331 (316) - Redford, Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An aroma of raisin, roast malt, and some bready yeast. Looks copperish brown, white foam, some lace. Tastes predominantly of roasted malt with some slight hay bitterness. Palate is very nice, neatly a 5, but not fizzy enough. Overall, a solid red ale.
firstsip (564) - Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Favorite of the GoT beers so far. Dark ruby. Lingering head. Nose of raisin and yeast. Creamy, full head. Tastes of raisin and Belgian yeast, some banana. Actually do get a mild, peppery spice on the front of this pour!