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. Itís bitter finish is as much alcohol as hops. I think Iíd like this beer much much more if the abv was less aggressive. Good stuff.
SG111 (982) - New York, USA - MAR 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Brass Tap, Fort Worth. Pours deep ruby copper, white head. Aroma is lots of caramel, sort of that red ale aroma, with some pine and citrus. Flavor is malty, citrus, kind of a nice caramel malt. Yea, this is a great balance between hops and malt for a hoppy red.
Ktwse (3425) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy red with a finger of off-white head. Aroma of rye, grapefruit, citrus, light caramel. Taste is medium to rich medicinal bitter with bitter finish. Light bodied with soft carbonation.
hayduke (4444) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at GABF 2015. Denver. In the tasting glass a red brown with a beige head. Nose of dark ripe fruit. Full body. Flavor is big on the malts and there are floral hops. Bitter finish but not too bitter. Good stuff.
ZacM612 (480) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at FS Addison. Dark reddish brown with a thin head. Malty backbone with a hoppy aroma and finish, a little citrus and pine. Nice.
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lownote (456) - USA - SEP 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice spicy rye aroma. Nice hoppy flavor. On the resiny side. Bitter lingers. Dry. Pours dark red with a lacy head. Thin bodied, which is nice but I donít think particularly stylistically appropriate. This is all right. Deceptively high in abv. Donít like how long the bitter lingers, but do like the spice.
PorterPounder (6912) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Plano, Tx. - Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar - on tap. Dark copper pour, light off-white head. Roasted, nutty aroma. Pomegranate fruitiness, some nutty accents, slight booziness, slight bourbon burn. Slick mouthfeel.
commonmac (902) - 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. Itís a decent way to kick things off!
drjay44 (3248) - 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 (4378) - 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 (521) - 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.