BillWyce (673) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes: Poured hazy red-amber with a 1-finger light tan head. Aroma of citrus hops with nutty malt beneath. Medium-to-full body, lightly oily with a slight dryness in the finish. Flavor of citrusy hops, with nutty and caramelly malt beneath.
anders37 (15535) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy weak piney hoppy aroma. Fruity malty piney hoppy bitter flavor with weak hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy caramel finish.
ComradeK (922) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle. Pours a hazy ruby amber, with a moderate off-white head, which lasts fairly well and leaves reasonable lacing. Resin and floral hops mix with caramel malt and a touch of peach to create the aroma. Resin, kiwifruit and melon hops up front lead into a toffee malt mid-palate. White pepper and resin hops come into the finish. This is a very enjoyable imperial red ale, which really nails the balance between assertive hops and smooth malt that is such a hallmark of the style.
jd543 (361) - SCOTLAND - DEC 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful clear red with a thin-medium beige head which dissipates quite quickly. Aroma of caramel malts, citrus hops, a little burnt butterscotch. Sweet with a bitter finish. Oily texture, low carbonation. Really nice.
bubblehouse (229) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice beer. Not to overpoweing for having such a high abv. Tasted really goodom such a cold night. Would not mind drinking this beer again
dfearnley (762) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to tulip
Aroma of toasted malt, pine, and alcohol.
Pours a dark reddish brown with a thick bubbly off white head, shrinking quickly to 2mm and then lasting. Taste is toasted malt, dark chocolate, and strong bitterness. It starts sweet and then ends bitter...so this is unbalanced. If both were together, I’d say this was a great beer, but as it is, it’s just good.
Ferris (2017) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Caramel, earthy piney hops and a slight bit of booze. Clear caramel with a thin brown head. Malty notes going into a bitter pine bomb. Finish is piney and bitter as well. Not bad, but some sweetness to balance would have been better.
firefly765 (82) - - DEC 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle pours a light ruby red color. Some haze and hop residue floating. Hey sweet clean caramel aroma very minor pine hop aroma. Nice tan head that lasts over a minute with some nice lacing along the sides. Nicely balanced between the Malts and the hops. Hey bit of a bitter aftertaste.
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jamestulloch (1050) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cornelius. Murky amber/red body with a large beige head that holds well. Light carbonation. Excellent lacing. Aroma of caramel, pine, a hint of liquorice, hard candy and green, leafy hops. Lovely depth of flavour - initial sweet flavours of wood and caramelised sugar, then citrus flavours come to the fore, followed by a biting peppery finish. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft carbonation. A boozy, hoppy, flavoursome beer from one of the world’s best breweries.
penstemon (107) - - DEC 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours ruby orange with a light tan head. Aroma is lots of pine, grapefruit and orange, and some toasted malt. Taste is a pretty standard (but tasty) grapefruit and pine, with some herbal notes. A bit of caramel and toasted malt as well. Resinous mouth-coating bitterness. Full smooth mouthfeel.