DrnkMcDermott (2872) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Bavarian Lodge, May 19 for CCBW. I got here at 9 p.m. of the debut S.O. tapping, and was told the Khloros was already empty. "What’s the nexy keg closest to kicking next?" The uhf, I was told. And sure enough, while drinking this, they did unscrew the handle from the tap. The beer: more of a brown color in this tulip in a dark bar. Thin layer of naturally carbonated foam. Big American hop nose, grapefruitty and catty. Taste socks in more of those aggressive hops. Taste includes some green hops and extra bitterness. Big hoppy finish, but enough caramel malt to put up a struggle at the end.
jmagnus87 (2835) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle poured into my favorite rhinelander beer shaker. Pours a dark, hazy red with a half finger of khaki head. Aroma of caramel with citrus and slightly herbal hops. Taste is heavily bitter. Follows aroma with an emphasis on the hops. Medium bodied with a somewhat thin texture. Lively carbonation and a super long, resinous finish. Very good. I would love to explore more from these guys.
bierstein82 (12) - - OCT 27, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
It was highly carbed beer. Had a nice ruby hue to it. The aroma is lacking. Very malt forward with a light citrus resinous smell. The taste is malty with a faint bit of citrus. It finished with a burnt toast, alloy like taste. Displeasing mouthfeel,drying parched fell. Almost like having cotton mouth.
brokensail (12362) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home. Deep amber pour with a huge khaki head and great retention. Smells a lot like caramel and lemon peel. Some flowers and pine, I guess. Very perfumey. A lot of toffee as well. Flavor has a heavy dose of sweet, sugary malts. Big time toffee, butterscotch, and caramel. Some green apple, perfume, flowers, and lemon peel. A bit of lemon, orange, and grass. Meh.
jtclockwork (10306) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours reddish amber with off white head. Nose/taste of resin, caramel, citrus, toasted malt and burnt grass. Medium body.
AWISLguy (1622) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Binny’s in Buffalo Grove, cellared for 2 months. Pours a reddish amber with an off-orange head. Some streaks of lace. Aroma has sweet caramelly malts and pine and citrus, with some toasty-ness. Taste is of sweet fruits, pine, light caramel, some biscuity malt and toasty bready yeast. Medium to full bodied and a touch grainy. Finishes sweetly fruity with piney/grainy length. This has all the components of an American Strong (strongly fruity hoppy with non-sweet malts), although - unfortunately - is not of great quality. 13.8
DrSilverworm (7995) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by beerpig317. Mildly hazy red color. Thin off-white head. Nice citrusy tropical fruity hop aroma. Light caramel / crystal malt. Bigger bitter taste, little sweet. More dry finish. Solid red IPA!
Christpuncher (1730) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one is decent for a red ale. Malty and hoppy and easy to drink. Pours deep red in cor and smells hoppy. Had this one at dryhop
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troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Tap] Reddish brown pour with a small amount of beige head on top. A fair amount of lacing on the glass. Resinous hop aroma is potent and pleasant. Toasted bread, sticky caramel and toffee provide the malt backbone. The hoppiness still is the biggest flavor and aroma contributor here. Nice palate and balance.
kaser (3691) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty and nutty taste. Carmel earthy hints. Burnt wood. Red color with white head. Somewhat fruity aroma. Pretty good red. Had this from draft at DryHop
adnielsen (9901) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Haymarket with TheAlum. Pours a somewhat hazy, dark orange appearance with an off white head. Quite sweet caramel, toffee, a bit cloying aroma. Lightly fruity, quite strongly sweet caramel, citrusy, a bit herbal, fairly strong flavor. Alright.