hotstuff (4066) - Indiana, USA - SEP 28, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at BW3 downtown Indianapolis. Ivory small head with decent amount of lacing, no visible carbonation, transparent, and a red hue. Malty, hoppy nose. Flavor was sweet, bitter, hoppy and vinuous. Smooth, dry mouthfeel. Medium body.
Terminus (3231) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 17, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap at BWW in downtown Indianapolis. Caramel red with a very faint head. vanilla, oak brown sugar, and light bourbon on the nose. yes, mabye this was a barrel-aged version --> i dunno. flavors are big oaky, woodsy and very dry with lots of hop bitterness. body is medium with a light surupy feel. fuzzy carbonation which detracts just a bit. lots of resin on the finish-mouth-puckering dryness. pretty cool beer. maybe i got a barrel-aged version because i tasted alot of oak and some bourbon as well.
egajdzis (5298) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a reddish amber color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of chamomile, smoke, roasted malt, and caramel. Taste of more roast, caramel malts, tropical fruits, cloying sweet molassas, and chewy raisins (not enjoyable) and a bitter, grapefruit, hop finish.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4895) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I have always wondered if it was possible to have too much hops in a beer. This beer answers with a loud YES! Sampled on draft at Smokin’ Joes in Pittsburgh this beer poured a dark brown color with a large tan head. The extremely strong spicy and floral hops assault the nose before the glass has come anywhere near. The overwhelming hop scents are also heavily laced with the aroma of black pepper corns. The flavor is an almost painful all out spicy and floral hop attack with some fruity hops trailing and again a black pepper corn element. I only had a few sips and am certain I would have trouble drinking a whole pint. Very interesting but a difficult beer to get through.
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at KClinger’s. Deep red with an off-white head. Lots of dark fruit and caramel in the aroma, alongside alcohol and a huge hop presence. I’d like to think that there’s a lot going on, but the hoppiness overpowers it all. Not bad, but a little over the top. And this coming from a fan of over-the-top beers.
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 3, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Roman’s Pub. The beer pours to a very dark garnet body with an ultra dense creamy off-white head. The flavor is VERY BITTER. We’re talking 400 IBU bitter. Insanely bitter. I wanted to just paw at my tongue like a cat. This is a beer that you have to not stop drinking if you actually want to taste it. The initial shock of bitterness is severe but if you keep sipping without stopping long between sips, the bitterness isn’t very apparent. The aroma is very basic worty malt. The palate is overly bitter and makes my tongue hurt. What the hell were they thinking?
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 22, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Freakin Frog. Amber color with a medium sized head. Very hoppy and leaves a bitter aftertaste. Nice if you are an IPA fan.
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Brickskeller: Hazy redish amber body with a medium beige head that really sticks atop the beer throughout the whole glass, along with some lacing. The aroma has some alcohol, very bitter hops, pine, grapefruit, and caramel, with hints of sweet spice. The taste has some noticable alcohol, pine, citrus, grapefruit, caramel, light roast, pine bark, and very spicy hops. Finishes quite bitter with some sticky sweet caramel syrup and pine notes. Medium bodied, medium carbonated, thick & syrupy at times.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, thanks for the sample argo0. Dark amber body with a creamy off-white head. The aroma is roast, caramel with plenty of piney hops. The flavor is fairly bitter, grapefruit, pine, caramel, somewhat dry, plenty of alcohol in this one. The mouthfeel is chewy with tight carbonation and a warm finish.
argo0 (11442) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(draft) Cloudy brown body topped be a beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit/pine, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, pine, grapefruit, some caramel. Alcohol evident but not overpowering. Intensely bitter. Medium-full body, quite resiny.