pintbypint (2648) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml brown bottle. Dark orange pour, creamy tan foam on top with some sticky lacing. Nose has some sweet notes of caramel and sponge candy and some hops. Taste has toffee malts and a bit of chocolate, citrus hops. Medium bitterness, earth and grass aftertaste. Medium bodied with a mild carbonation. A nice strong ale.
trapped (828) - New York City, TURKEY - FEB 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drought. Reddish amber with beige creamy head, slight hops aroma, well b alanced taste with an alcohol aftertaste, medium finish. The alcohol is a bit too prominent.
kespecial (6) - - JAN 25, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Fraunces Tavern. Something of an Irish attempt at an American DIPA, or an over-the-top boozy bitter. Appearance is promising, with a brilliant copper red color with a thin white head. Nose is odd, a little sour, a little grass, some hops. Taste is strong giggles hops, a little too one note. Would like either more malt backbone or more citrusy/piney variety hops. Not bad at all, but a little disappointing.
Beerhunter111 (7872) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dunkel Bernstein, geringe Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig süß, blumig, fruchtig. Geschmack malzig, fruchtig, zum Ende hin bitter.
bulldogops (1048) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating #774 - Nov 18, 2013 - Bottle at beer revolution. Dark brown-black pour with a bubbly tan foam that dissipates rather quickly. Aroma is floral, oily hops, rich toffee burnt sugar malty sweetness. Lightly carbonated. Smooth mouthfeel. Medium-full bodied, this packs a punch. Strong alcohol character balanced by the gentle bitterness of the more noble hops. Absolutely superb.
merc7186 (2149) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Bready Malts, Sweet Bread, Mildly Metallic
Appearance: Brown/Mildly Reddish Hue, Passes Mild Light, Thick Off White Head, Decent Lacing
Taste: Bready Malts, Mild Plums, Mildly Boozy
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Boozy, Mildly Watery
elbernays (548) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber. Nose is Earthy, grass, honey, fresh. Sweet malts, woody, dry bitterness, alcohol aftertaste. Medium body with light carbonation. Not bad
KaptenBoelja (3) - SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2013 does not count
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Brainblast at its best. Copper colour bitterness just right with a grassy EKG finish. Tested in the best PUB in Dublin.
PriorL (1982) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
TAP at Delirium Brussels, shared with Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: clear dark red beer, small unstable off white head.
NOSE: little sour, some wood, some fruits, grass.
TASTE: watery, flat, not really good, bitter aftertaste, too bitter...
patricks110 (1623) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Honestly this falls a bit flat. An awesome name and appearance with a dark murky amber pour and a thick dense yellowish head. The nose is malty and smells rich almost oaky. A mild toffee and caramel malt flavour with a spice hop with Fuggles notes and soft bitterness and a hint of resinous. A mild scotch and toffee style malt flavour.