KajII (705) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. The pour was a medium brown with an average sized (1-2 fingers) almost beige creamy head that was mostly diminishing and had fair lacing.
The aroma started out with a nice scent of spruce hops and a hint of citrus but quickly became overpowered by toasted caramel malts and a sweet moldy yeast with notes of raisons, plums and brown sugar.
The taste at first sip was lightly sweet and malty with a nice hint of caramel and brown sugar then progressed into a slightly bitterer flavor with a dose of fruit at the end. The flavor was left to linger for a nice long time, bringing out just a little more of the hop characteristic in this brew.
Mouthfeel was just above light in body and dry in texture at first but finished a tad bit watery with a very mild carbonation.
Overall a unique tasting Ale with the sweet and bitter flavors complimenting each other quite well.
Patrickctenchi (1693) - columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 20, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours orange-amber with a bright tan head.
Aroma is toffee, pine/spruce, bitter old leaves.
Taste is a dull pine bitter that dominates everything else.
Really unpleasant....stale feel to it.
phikus01 (85) - New York, USA - MAY 14, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Heavy spruce, toffee, and roasted malt aroma, full bodied maltiness follows aroma in flavor, roasted malt pine dry finish.
DeliriumT (327) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a beautiful rosy copper. Aroma is sweet caramel with fresh grassy hops. Flavour is quite bitter and peppery, with very little citrus
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sic1314 (959) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a clear reddish brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of sweet fruit and caramel malt and bitter hops. Medium body, flavour of orange and grapefruit with some berry fruit and a nasty, astringent end.
RichTheVillan (849) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; mahogany red pour with deep off white head, malt and caramel aroma, decent pine hop forward taste backed up with a sweet malt background.
aletiosso (39) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cor marrom mogno. Media formação de espuma com boa persistência. Espuma ocre. Aroma de malte, caramelo, e herbal. Biscoito ao fundo. No sabor, um herbal característicos do lúpulo, bom amargor, dulçor equilibrado. Amargo agradável que persiste na boca por um bom tempo depois do gole. Boa.
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haukur (1010) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - APR 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice grassy and malty aroma, long bitter finish. Tingeling carbonation. Reminds me alot of those delicious west coast session ales I fell in love with 10 years ago
badmansam (56) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ Well & Bucket 2013/4/23 - Undated - Pretty average Red Ale. May not travel well.
ludhaber (38) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2013
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Malty mouthfeel is the only enjoyable aspect. Hop aroma is lacking bitter after taste is not.
bigben873 (92) - Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice red ale, dry hopped is right. Bitter, somewhat bland flavor, not one for me...