ROGUE (2182) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - JUL 28, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap and 12oz can. Pours a dark amber color with a slightly off white head that sticks around. Aroma of citrusy hops lead on the nose and are followed by a floral sweetness. Maltiness if noticeable, but not overwhelming. Taste is bright but slightly resiny and citrus hops that lead perfectly into malty sweetness with a great balance. The alcohol is hidden well, and leaves tropical notes on the tongue. Finishes smoothly and not too bitter. Carbonation is near perfect. Body is full, but still drinkable.
jamestulloch (3430) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Andrew Usher’s. Hazy ruby body with a thin beige head that fades. Aroma of caramel and stewed tea. Flavour of golden syrup and toffee apple with a peppery hop finish. Medium body with a oily, chewy mouthfeel. Rich, sweet and hoppy. Nice.
cmacklin (856) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml can. Pours a hazy deep red with a medium, frothy, long lasting beige head that laces nicely. Sweet aroma of grapefruit, caramel malt and pine. Sweet flavour of caramel malt, bread, grapefruit, pine and alcohol with a dry, woody finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Very nice.
andrepintado (2733) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUL 11, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl can from brewdog online shop. Color is copper. Appearance is clear. Head is thin to medium and white. Taste is medium bitter, light sweet. Very balanced. Aroma is pine, hops, malt, orange, wood, herbs. Great!
ramboraffe (1841) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml can at Brewers Beer Bar, Göteborg. Copper coulour with off white head. Fruity, grapefruit, resin, zest, pine, caramel and marmelade. Dry with high bitterness and medium carbonation.
weitz15 (542) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 3, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber red pour, thin cream head. Aroma of light citrus. Flavor is crisp citrus with some malts.
Dacrza (853) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
DATE: June 26, 2016... OCCASION: on the eve of Willow Lake Camp summer six, we begin with Shark Week too!... GLASSWARE: Maudite snifter.... pours a dense ruby red body that sports a strong two-finger off-white head that settles to a craggy, chunky half finger of unevenness... lovely floral overtones with the pine that makes an IPA great...thick bread malts form a wall against which a rum-like alcoholic strength is developed... smooth, confident, medium-bodied with a creamy aspect--way too accessible for a beer nearing 9% ABV... mango, grapefruit and sweet pine roil into a strong malt base that strikes caramel and bread... sticky resin enhances the experience--deliciousness! The Oskar Blues folks know how to brew--as well as how to honor the patriarchs of the class beer world... unbelievably agreeable in its palate and rewarding in its flavor profile... another (!) Oskar Blues champion, one I would reach for among others in the genre....
fraternie (988) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nicely done, with a creamy texture full of abundant caramel and brown sugar malt flavors giving way to a refreshing piney hop finish, with the heat covered well. Slight citrus notes add balance and complexity.
RickFifty (1050) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper color, off-white head. Malty nose, ripe fruit, caramel, bread, yeast. Sweet malty taste, ripe fruity, raisins, yeast, bread, hint of resin, moderate bitterness. Medium body, soft to average carbonation, sticky texture.
commonmac (1048) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewery with ECBT crew. 10 oz pour. Copper/amber color with a pleasant off white head. Nose is more malty than anticipated but with a musty hop pine note. Taste is big and assertive with a malty backbone working well with a hoppy bitterness. Finish has a lingering hop presence with a burnt sugar feel. Full bodied but clean. A few of these without certainly make for a long g’knight.