cAPSLOCK (156) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hoppy nose with some caramel. Medium amber with a little bit of cloudiness, Taste is spicy with caramel, not overly hoppy at first but the hops build quite a bit with this beer. It’s bitter finish is as much alcohol as hops. I think I’d like this beer much much more if the abv was less aggressive. Good stuff.
commonmac (611) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap in Dallas at the Rodeo Goat. Pint glass. Deep ruby/copper with some really nice lacing. White persistent head...about 1/4 finger. Aroma has malty and sugary elements. Dark fruit comes through too. Taste has a strong alcohol presence that lingers well into the aftertaste. Some bitterness appears during the middle with a malty backbone. Almost an imperial red feeling to it. First beer of the TX two-step trip. It’s a decent way to kick things off!
drjay44 (2895) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours a medium ivory head, with moderate lacing, over a clear, copper Amber (SRM 18) body.....nose is raisin, plum notes, cereal, light pine, resin, balance to the malts.....taste is slightly sweet to start with licorice, anise tones, slight American hop notes with light pine, resin, balance to the malts.....mouth feel, medium body, slight stickiness, alcohol warmth present, carbonation low. Some aspects of the hops are fairly harsh for the style, but the malts correct for this. The overall complexity is quite good. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7
SHIG (3879) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft: Poured a dark brown Amber with tan head. Nice underling hops and malt aroma. Taste is hops, toasted malts very balanced and yet hides the 9% well.
bartzluke (211) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From tap at a restaurant. Great spicy nose. Nice deep amber color. Hops are a bit assertive, mask the other flavors. Good spice taste in the back. Creamy mouthfeel. Satisfying overall.
ttutony (759) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish color with an off-white head. Caramel malt aroma with some resiny hop notes. Slight sweetness on the palate. Medium-full body.
mysticbrew (54) - - NOV 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This one is such a favorite which causes me to maintain a growler or two in my frig, since it's only available on draft.
Pours a darkish red amber with an off-white head. The nose is caramel and spice. The flavor has a subtle smokiness with a bit of pepper supported by a clean caramel. There is a nice fizz and bitterness, if swirled the in the mouth, which also releases a the floral hops through the nasal cavity.
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darb85 (138) - Canton, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smooth worth malt lead. Brown sugar finish written a hint of cinnamon. A bit of bitter hop lingers. Over all beer decent, dangerously drinkable at 9%
presario (4828) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost by accident I have been chasing this beer across Dallas and here I am back at Mellow Mushroom and it is available. Beer is light on velvet and big on hammer. Red colour. Light, head. Heavy glass, though an irrelevant fact. Moderate hop nose. Big hop flavour, some malt and big fruity ABV.
Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
8/7/2014. Clear dark amber with an off-white head. Sweet malty aromas with caramel, toffee and light fruit. Very smooth and soft. A little bit of alcohol burn, but smooth all the way.
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - JUL 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good stuff. Well crafted and malty. Hops backup this nice hefty brew. Good full mouthfeel with doughy, malty goodness. It reminds of a nice belgian brown made with american yeast and without the spices. Good brew overall nothing too overpowering but has some alco in the sip but balanced.