jjh19 (63) - California, USA - FEB 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Red appearance, lingering head, great look to this beer.
Smell: Quite floral in the hop character.
Taste: Different from the nose, the taste of the hops struck me as perfume-y and bitter. I did not dig the heavy bitter lack of balance.
Mouthfeel: Pretty heavy body.
Drinkability: For every red beer fan like myself, I’m sure there’s someone who loves this. But for me, Shark Attack is just so, so. (Perfume-ey hops don’t anything for me)
bastarda (377) - Freiburg, GERMANY - APR 9, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
kindly shared by impuritylaw@Roland’s brewday, thanks a lot! Lovely aromas of pine, a whole bunch of tropical fruits and hints of caramel, slight alcohol burn; on a fizzy up to sharp palate, the hops come out quite soapy, though. Soap translates back into tropical fruitiness as soon as the overly strong carbonation has ceded; nice, balanced bitter finish.
ABT_S54 (351) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep red with a mahogany hue and a thick, foamy head of beige bubbles. Aroma is hop forward as you would expect but not overpowering as an IIPA more like a malt driven beer with hops than vice versa. Taste is very well balanced between the maltiness and hops with neither overpowering the other but a quite pronounced bitterness in the finish. One of the easiest drinking beers of this ABV and a real testament to Port Brewing’s ability to make solid beers of any style.
BVery (9189) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Murky amber-orange pour with a huge frothy head. Caramel/toffee, citrus and pine hops, and a little spice. Another very well made brew from Port.
MadRobin (2683) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - MAR 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap 4 oz. taster at the Lost Abbey/Port Brewing tasting room.
Nearly clear, orange/brown/red with a pale khaki head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of caramel (or maybe toffee), pine and citrus.
Taste of toffee, citrus, pine and caramel.
Medium/full body and low/medium carbonization with a soft mouthfeel.
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cervmagpt (590) - PORTUGAL - FEB 27, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 22B). Bottle 56 cl - Batch unknown. AROMA: hop aroma moderate-high with a citric, resiny, piny character, complemented by a moderate background of sweet malt with toffee, very faint caramel and gentle dried grapes. APPEARANCE: dark ambar color and slightly hazy. large, creamy, dark ivory head with good retention. some lacing/legging formation. TASTE: initial sweet toffee-like malt with moderate intensity, followed by a medium-low hop presence with notes similar to aroma (citric / piny). The malt is complex, showing also toasty and slight caramel notes. slight peppery alcohol also present. medium-high bitterness enduring after a semi-dry fonosh. balanced. PALATE: medium to medium-high body with a slight velvety texture and a present alcohol warmth but smooth. no astringency from hops. high carbonation. OVERALL: a very good american strong ale with a very present hop character and a complex malt to complement the presentation. the sample had a bit extra carbonation.
kingaugusta (180) - Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours reddish copper with a fine tan head. Nose is a strong mix of floral hops and a sweet red malt. Flavor is well balanced between the hops, wheaty malt, and a touch of alcohol. Good stuff.
tgncc (3078) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is spicy, caramel, citrus, nutty. The appearance is clear, deep red, white head. The flavor is citrus, nutty, caramel. The finish is sweet, citrus. Medium/thick in body. Nicely done.
Kosmokrator (800) - ITALY - NOV 30, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ale potente e caramellata, che alterna un carattere dolciastro e maltoso ad una luppolatura secca ed importante. Avvolgente al naso, cremosa al palato, persistente e di corpo medio-abbondante... Una favola!
SeniorZozo (897) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasting session at Only Good Beer Pub Budapest. Pours copper reddish, big head. Nose of hops, ripe fruits, caramel. Taste is similar. A bit alchoolic. Warm bitter aftertaste. A big american amber ale.
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments.
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