Dogbrick (8658) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2010 Sample at the brewpub. Pours a clear dark amber-copper color with a thin and creamy light beige head that recedes slowly. Sheet of lacing on the glass. Hoppy aroma that has some dark fruity notes. Medium body with a moderately hoppy character accented by sweet malt, toffee and fruit. The finish is hoppy with a fruity aftertaste. Pretty good all around.
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at PP Solana. Marked Imperial Red. Pours cloudy red/brown with a medium sized, creamy, offwhite head that leaves good lace. Smells big and red fruity hoppy sweet with a nice balance between the sweet hop notes and some nice sweet malts as well. Tastes the same. Sweet red fruit hops with mild, building bitterness and sweet caramel malts as well. Sweetness lingers. Full body, good carbonation.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this on tap at Pizza Port San Clemente.
It’s a dark red pour with a dirty white head. The aroma and flavor are of malty sweetness with some nice hops in the background.
joergen (21502) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Ølbaren.
Clear orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, hops and pine needles with notes of cardemomme.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, hops and pine needles.
Dry hoppy finish.
yespr (31969) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at Ølbaren. Pours clear and golden deep hazzlenut brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma is roasted caramelish and distinct hoppy. Fruity, caramelish and roasted. Lasting bitter and rather hoppy. Smooth fruity and bitter finish.
JohnnyJ (4546) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Stone 14th Anniversary. Dark amber pour, thick off-white head. Caramel, sweet malt, bitter hops, touches of fruit. I thought it was fine, but not overly complex.
Getbetter (885) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - SEP 8, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Off tap at blue palms.yellow in color,white head,spruce,very hoppy,very intense hop taste.
BMan1113VR (7869) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours with a amber to deep brown body and a large tan head. Aroma is hoppy, coffee, toffee, sesame. Taste is brown sugar, toffee, hoppy, orange, coffee, nutty, with a light, sort of rochefort-esque finishing note (not unpleasant). Lively bubbles.