Itzjerm (998) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2014
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice imperial red... missing the mouthfeel of Ballest point. Perfect aroma and appearance. nice taste but still missing the correct sweet balance. Still enjoyable but it could improve for sure. Improve to be world class that is.
aleigator (90) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bierkompass. Has a ruby red, cherry color, with a decent head. Fruit and sugar aromas dominate in this beer, which lots of hops in it. Grapefruit, orange, peach and hints of malt stand out for me.
Has a rich fruity taste, with a powerful upcoming bitterness in the end. Malts in the beer hold the taste together, smooth out sweet and bitter tastes to an overall well balanced, medium-bodied beer, which is special in its own way.
Bitterness is at very first glance a bit distracting from the sweet beginning, because it kicks in very sharp and changes the whole taste within a split-second, but consider it the biting shark. After a while I really begin to appreciate the sudden change, it adds depth to the ale. Before that, tastes of apple, peach and malt are noticable, creating a refreshing fruit flavor, with a hoppy underlining. This by itself would already make up for a decent ale, but the aggressive bitterness makes this just great. It turns down the first impression of the beer, without going too far, but adding a big, hoppy ending to it. Surprisingly enough, this is still in balance, some fruits still linger on the tongue, while the bitterness does its work. Low carbonation smoothes the beer out, still adds some groove to it, which is not too refreshing in paricular, but underlines the ongoing transformation. Unique.
SaintMatty (4680) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (Pipes of Scotland, Uppsala) - Dark amber in colour. Toffee, pine, grapefruit and peach in the aroma. Fruity and hoppy taste with grapefruit, soapy hops, toffee, peach and dried apricot. Nicely balanced and very tasty.
Jimmythespoon (438) - CYPRUS - JAN 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep dark red pour. Very malty on the nose, yet very well balanced beer. Enjoyable with well hidden alcohol.
cthomas2390 (200) - Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish brown with tan head. Grassy hop aromas meld seamlessly with crystal malt caramels. deep, rich caramel malt flavours along with a slight resinous hop note. Clean finish with some residual caramel sweetness.
greenclansman (704) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - DEC 25, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
deep red color. nice thick body. malty aroma and taste. nice ripe fruity taste with some pleasant hops. decent beet
Zer0 (1125) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown. Aroma is caramel, alcohol, ripe fruits, floral, grassy and nutty. Taste is moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied and quite sticky. Tasty!
Tsekouratos (109) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - DEC 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle shared! Ruby red color with a big thick white head, that stayed long!!! Very smooth hoppy aromas with lots of caramel to balance! Also some notesof burnt sugar, maybe some fruits too. Taste was all about the caramel!!! Notes of table sugar and nice exotic fruits! And caramel!!! Body was medium and carbonation was medium to high. A very nice Strong American Red Amber Ale, or whatever they call it!!
kaser (2098) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark red pour from bottle. Very hoppy but smooth. Bitter. Tart floral and grapefruit taste. Likey
Haslinger (853) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bomber, pours a wonderful reddish hazey amber with a frothy head, wonderful name and graphic, good wet hop nose, tastes of sweet malt, some hoppy bitterness and a smooth finish. Great beer