Brewed by Phillips Brewing Co.
Style: American Strong Ale
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Snifter, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - MAY 13, 2008
Darker brown with a tint of red. Aroma is complex with some floral, nutmeg and caramel notes. Quite sweet with some alcohol with a decent amount of hop citrus flavours. Lots of spice to this barely wine like beer. Interesting and complex although not the most blanaced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blackmetal (143) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 3, 2015
Real nice red ale IPA blend. Tasted some caramel and was nice and creamy. Actually very impressive, like the video game back in the day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (615) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle. Dark reddish brown pour with a thick, dense light beige head. Aroma is malty with some tropical fruit notes. Flavour is caramel, tropical fruit and some citrus zest. A little hoppier than expected and pretty flavourful, not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dreamflower (630) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle shared with northropfrye. Floral, piney aroma. Nice fluffy head, pretty lacing, copper body. Refreshing, lively palate. Tastes kind of spurce-y, also like pith of grapefruit, and the taste lingers and kind of intensifies. A really nice beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (2445) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 26, 2015
Dark maroon body with loads of foamy off white head and nice lacing. Warm malty molasses aroma. Taste is sweet malts, candy, dried fruit, a touch of cocoa roastiness. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (939) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 25, 2015
Aroma is an earthiness, pinecone, passionfruit, grapefruit and lemon grass. Slight roasty malts here too. Taste is a light sweet maltiness transitioning into a full hop profile that is just like the aroma. Light tanin and grapefruit flavors stick around until finish. Pretty well balanced overall. Appearance is a clear dark amber with a medium pearl head that retains well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GraffitiVandal (98) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 25, 2015
ENG: 650ml bottle from Liquor Mart, Winnipeg, poured into the Teku glass. Dark red / dark amber, clear color with huge, tan head and a lot of lacing. Kicking aromas of grapefruit, tropical fruits, citrus and pine. Very intense. Reminds me of some nice, fruity IPA’s. Tastes malty / caramelish with roasty notes and hoppy bitter finish. Maybe a bit of licorice. Hops is more hidden here. In general this hops is almost imperceptible, the malt and caramel plays the main role here. Aftertaste is huge bitterness, kind of tart, but pleasant. Medium carbonation, medium to full body. Overall very nice aromas, not so much complex and intense flavors though. A bit too heavy, you can feel that high abv in it. Anyways quite good brew, but prefer more hoppiness.

PL: Butelka 650ml kupiona w Liquor Mart w Winnipeg, przelana do Teku. Barwa ciemno czerwona / ciemno bursztynowa, klarowna, z ogromną, jasną pianą i sporym lejsingiem. Aromaty mocno uderzające. Grejfrut, owoce tropikalne, cytrusy, żywica. Bardzo intensywne. Przypominają mi dobre, owocowe IPA. W smaku mocno słodowe / karmelowe z nutami paloności i nieco goryczkowym, chmielowym zakończeniem. Może nieco lukrecji. Ogólnie rzecz biorąc chmiel jest mocno ukryty a na wierzch wychodzą i przeważają słody i karmele. W posmaku ogromna goryczka, może nieco cierpka, ale przyjemna. Średnie nasycenie, średnie do wysokiego odczucie w ustach. Podsumowując bardzo przyjemne aromaty, za to niezbyt rozbudowane i intensywne walory smakowe. Nieco zbyt ciężkie, czuć że to mocne piwo. Mimo wszystko całkiem ciekawe, jednak wolę nieco bardziej chmielone piwa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2080) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 25, 2015
Pours a deep clear dark red. Very hoppy and pine driven aromas. Flavours nicely balanced...sweet and malty with a great hoppy finish. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
simonblaine (381) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
Pours auburn, good size head. Citrus pine malty aromas. Taste is tropical fruit, piney, citrus peel, malty goodhess

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alanthebeerguy (194) - - APR 18, 2014
Poured from the bomber, medium cloudy dark copper. Good head, better lacing. Smells of citrus, malt, sweet caramel. Taste is malty, cookie dough. Finish is medium bitter with some citrus. Good carbonation. A nice complex and balanced malt red ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (1147) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 30, 2013
Pours a clear dark copper colour with a large creamy off white head that sticks nicely up the glass. Aroma is citrus, floral, some malty sweetness, and mild caramel and bready. Taste is made up of grapefruit, resin, roasted malts, and caramel. Medium-high bitterness that’s really quite nice.

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