thb (707) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich brown with thick pillowy head. Aroma is alcohol, nutty and caramel malts. Sipping it is definitely malt-heavy - nuts and toffee. Some hop aroma - mostly floral...but basically it’s a malt story. Lingering bitterness. Chewy mouthfeel. Doppelbock-ish with hops.
mmahut (1121) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber body with high creamy head. Aroma has strong malt opening with dark fruity tones, specific english yeast spiciness, bit of alcohol is evident. Taste has high earthy bitterness upfront with low to medium caramel sweetness support. Grassy after taste. Body is full with medium to high carbonation.
pintbypint (2707) - 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 (905) - 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 (34) - - JAN 25, 2014
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 (8397) - 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 (1108) - 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 (2256) - 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 (629) - 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.