DrnkMcDermott (2873) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yes, a straight up 4.0 from a draft tulip at Standard Market. Body is solid and dark red, even brown, under a stable eggshell head. The beer menu did not mention chiles, and I could not name them in the nose or taste. I did a rich malty smell with what I thought was a tang of sour cherry. The taste was quite dense and complex. A little stone fruit ester against a slightly citrusy hop load. I counted the spicy taste as coming from its ale yeast and maybe some wheat or rye, again missing out on chile. Finished with notes of cinnamon and red wine.
trapped (1141) - New York City, TURKEY - APR 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Reddish murky brown with creamy off-white head, light caramel aroma, low carbonation, caramel taste, longish finish. Very nicely packaged brew.
JStax (3450) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle poured into a brandy snifter. Pours a darker red with a creamy head of foam. The aroma has dark fruits, raisins, a bit of leather, and then there are some floral hoppy notes. Taste is sweet mostly, but dries out nicely. Medium carbonation and big body. Not bad.
Fritz123 (1274) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had a bottle last Sunday with GOT on HBO. Pours an amber with a solid two finger head in a snifter. Aroma is prunes, raisins, some Belgian yeasts, and some dankness. The taste was mediocre at best with some light prunes, raisins, an acidic aftertaste, and Belgian yeasts. I think my bottle may have been somewhat infected. Had to end up dumping the second half of the bottle. Very rare for me. Heavy carb, light body.
MadIndian (2562) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from craft. Nice notes of raisin, spice, rye, caramel and hop.
Nice sweet and spiced flavor...a bit warming.
maxwelldeux (4102) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Pours a somewhat hazy dark brown color with a moderately large tan head on there. Nose is toasty with a bit of rye and Belgian yeast to it. Taste is toasty and a little crisp. Not bad, and like the rye notes.
VsXsV (2657) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle together with the season premiere. Murky deep red liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of dried fruit, raw sugar, light chocolate, biscuit, floral hops and earth. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of dried fruit, light chili, raw sugar, toffee and earth. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Pretty decent.
Cantabrian (917) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Perzys Ānogār, sȳrior zaldrizoti iēdaran. Sesīr, Valyrio vestretir: “Daenerys Jelmāzmo iksan. Kostilus jevi āeksia yno bē pirtra jemot vestretis, iā daoruni jemot vestretis. Daoriot jemas. Doriar udra pōnto syt eman. Mērī jemī ivestran. Ēlī Astaprot istan. Astaprot dohaertrossa sīr yno inkot iōrzi, dāeri. Hembar Yunkaihot istan. Yunkaihī dohaertrossa sīr yno inkot iōrzi, dāeri. Sesīr Mirinot mastan.
“Jevys qrinuntys ikson daor. Jevys qrinuntys jemo paktot issa. Jevys qrinuntys jevor riñar laodissis ossēnīs. Jevys qrinuntys jemo syt mērī belma se boteri se udrāzmī ēzi. Udrāzmī jemot maghon daor. Iderennon maghan. Se jevo qrinuntoti pōjor gūrotriri maghan. Naejot! Nābēmātās!”
drpimento (2403) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance does have a persistent creamy head, lace, and a clear orange amber color. Aroma is malt, spice, yeast , wine, caramel. Flavor’s like nose, fairly dry, carbonic tang up front, lots of spice in back. Great body; i think the warmth is coming from the chilies. Very good finish too.
andrewje41 (1106) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pour at Special Brews. Pours a dark amber color with a lasting head. For some reason, I always put this series of beers aside, and never tried one. Now I’m starting to wonder why. Solid beer so far. Sweet floral hops aroma. Flavor has some floral hops, a little spice to it, and some rye flavor in the finish. Unique for sure. Very tasty brew. Enjoyed this.
burg326 (4337) - Florida, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured an amber red color with aromas of light caramel, peppers, a touch of hops and malt. Flavors match the aromas with some light vegetables and earthiness.