boFNjackson (4184) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Poured brownish, mostly dark burgundy red with a moderate egg-shell head. Malty nose with a hint of hazelnuts. Big toasted malts here with lots of sweetness. Still some bitterness from green, floral hops to mix it up. Some alcohol warmth, but not overly boozy. Full, thick mouthfeel, a little sticky on the palate and slight bit of acid. Some dark fruit esters but ultimately the malt out weighted everything else here.
Pailhead (5276) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate caramel, fruit, sweet citrus, light grapefruit, and dusty yeast notes. It pours a transparent dark oranish-brown with a two finger beige head that leaves behind a good amount of sticky webbing. The flavor starts with fruit, caramel, and a touch of cola. The finish has light-moderate citrus and grapefruit. It’s medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel. Overall, It’s comes across like a fruity American Barley Wine.
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - AUG 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Love love love this brew. Sampled in a 24 oz bottle. Really malty with fresh hop flavors. A great brew that I can’t get enough of.
rumproasts (3498) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. amber red with small head. caramel malt and light crystal malts. big big hops that you’d expect. very nice and smooth despite some light booziness.
malrubius (1935) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Moe’s. Bright garnet red with lasting head and lace. Fresh woody piney hop aroma with a little caramel. Malty toasted mildly roasted caramel with some fruity notes and assertive woody piney and grapefruit rind lingering bitter finish. Lively fine carbo enhances the hop finish. Very good.
keepersj12 (2814) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber with red highlights. The aroma is sweet with caramel and bread. The flavor has the sweetness up front but quickly gives way to the citrus and peppery hops. Quite dry with a very nice after taste.
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dagimp (767) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 12 oz purchased at The Greeks into a pint glass of some sort. Pours a crimson red. Three or so inches of head and some sticky lacing. Very nice piney aroma with some lighter fruit mixed in. Mouthfeel is sticky with a solid amount of carbonation. Taste is first off a scotch ale but then the hops kick in. After which its bitter and piney. Some skunk, veggies and pineapple. Glad to have tried it and I could see myself drinking it when I feel like a big ass red IPA.
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19Ei8hty (1167) - Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very hearty caramel body with strong notes of molasses. Some rich toffee sweetness and a bit of chocolate. Big fruit sweetness. Pine and grass with a big citrus rind component. Strong and somewhat boozy.
argo0 (11823) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, thanks Peregrinari. Clear copper body with medium beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some caramel, light pine, alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, grapefruit/pine, some alcohol astringency. Medium body, some resin, stickiness.
cbfobes (2601) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from the Beer Camp box, pours a really dark red almost brown with an off white head, aroma is a mixture of sweet malt and caramel with a good amount of citrus and hops mixed in as well, the flavor has a nice hoppy front end with a smooth sweet finish, not over the top bitter and hoppy and not too malty, a really nice mixture of the two, really nice stuff.