Kestral (506) - Årnes, - AUG 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@Schouskjelleren. Pours a dark amber with a huge creamy beige rocky head. Tons of lace. Looks great. ARoma of citrus, tropical fruits, burnt sugars, caramel.. Intensely hoppy on the nose. but it smells like it’s going to be backed up with a considerable sweetness. Some pine/resiny quality to it as well. A sip revleas that this one has got a lot of everything. Tons of bitterness up front, some burnt notes that is reinforced by the massive hop finish. Very fruity, with a pine needle finish. Fairly calm mouthfeel, not flat though. Quite full bodied. This is intense and delicious.
Saeglopur (952) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUN 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Cuso at Bratislava Slovak-Austrian RB Tasting, thanks!
Deep copper, hazy body, with a massive, frothy, light beige head.
Aroma of grapefruit, pine, stone fruits, caramel.
Taste with about the same aromas, but with more caramel and biscuit and some more tea notes.
Medium, slick mouhfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes bitter-sweet, a bit dry, zesty, piney, with lots of smooth malts.
Very nice. Great example of an Imperial Red, smooth and with a good balance. Pretty filling though, I would prefer a bit more drinkability.
Cuso (5864) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Ammersin magazine Wien 5. Amber colored with huge off-white head. Nice light hoppy aroma with malt, caramel. Caramel malt, citrus hops in taste. Long hoppy bitter finish.
Werckmeister (812) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAY 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle kindly shared by Cuso at Slovak Austrian RB Tasting. amber cloudy color, big off-white head. smells piney, some sweetness, liquerish, malty sweetness, some dried fruits, mushrooms, coconuts. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. taste of pines, mixture of malt sweetness and roast, liqueurish, some alcohol, coconuts. malty roasty / citric bitter finish.
Gurthnar (2923) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma lots of biscuity sugary caramel. Then intense hops, resiny, citrusy fruity. Hazy amber colour, stable head. Taste is hoppy, herbal, warming alcohol, also lots of the caramel. Interesting beer and a very good one.
MisoW (2270) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Shared Slovak and Austrian RB crew tasting 05/2015. Pours amber color, lightly yellow head. Aroma of caramel, malty, hints of alcohol. Taste is sweet, caramel, lot of alcohol, malty.
gsmitty80 (1978) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great big red ale that is full of big red malt and hops. Nice sweet finish on the palate. Excellent.
BOSSbrewer (2679) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the source. Pours a clear Amber orange. No head. Aroma is pine. Some citrus. Really nice beer.
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leghorn99 (100) - Livorno, ITALY - MAY 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Osservazioni: La Shark Attack versa color rosso rubino molto scuro, quasi mogano; la schiuma è abbondante, davvero un bel cappello soffice e cremoso spesso 2/3 dita. Al naso, una bella presenza di malto, un po’ di caramello e di zucchero di canna; ma è altrettanto evidente l’amaro del luppolo, con un sacco di note terrose e qualità floreali, tra le quali un dolce profumo di arancia. Il primo sapore che si avverte in bocca è malto caramellato, dolce; al quale fà immediatamente seguito del floreale, terroso, carattere erbaceo, amaro. Il palato si riempie di succo d’arancia appena spremuto, subito seguito da succo di pompelmo più pungente e piccante. E’ una buona birra dalla doppia personalità, con un primo approccio fruttato-dolce, a cui fa seguito l’amaro del luppolo; buon contrasto dolce-amaro, con punte di salato.
mathieuc (2063) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Lord Hobo. Pours a clear red with a small offwhite head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of nice fruity and perfumey hops over a caramel base. Taste is of pine, caramel and moderately bitter balancing the moderately sweet caramel. Body is medium and carbonation moderately high. Overall a nice double red IPA but not too distinctive, still really nice though.
tightslice (377) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The description says it best: "The color is a burnt amber with red highlights and the aroma has a spicy hop presence with moderate caramel malt accents. The taste is a smooth, malty one with a balanced hoppy finish that includes hints of sweet caramel" Very true. Well-balanced malt / hop concoction. A couple steps shy of a barley wine but without the burn. Very smooth.