duaneh (100) - - MAR 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber color, nice carbonation, nice small foamy tan head which lasts awhile. Deep caramel malt aromas. T astes like there might be some rye in there too. The hops aren’t too big, but still have a pleasant lingering quality. A smooth beer.
kenjohn (88) - Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish-brown color with a thick, light-brown head. Aroma is almost like a Sweet Tart, as it is fruity yet has a nice bitter presence to it. Nice full mouthfeel. Flavor is very malty, with a rich caramel presence and hoppy finish.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From Beerilicious iphone app: detect a herb aroma in the hops. Red and clear in appearance with a frothy tan head. Light bitterness when it first hits your tongue only to finish very sour and bitter. Average duration. Body is medium/full with a thick and creamy texture. Containing lively carbonation and a bitter alcoholic finish.
tkrjukoff (4154) - SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33 cl, trade. Pours clear red dark amber with a small tanned head leaving lace. Aroma is sweet fruity berry caramel fudge malty hoppy. Flavor is very nice; well malty bitter fruity pungent phenolic sweet. Finishes bitter fruity. Solid balanced well brewed beer.
kzoobrew (13) - Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rusted brown colored body. The beer is fairly clear, this is a slight haze noted. Two finger frothy cinnamon colored head floats atop. The head recedes back slowly leaving a healthy dose of lacing.
The aroma balances the warm malt and sticky hops rather well. Toasted malt base followed by a substantial amount of caramel. The aroma gets a bit deeper with the addition of some cocoa scents. Resinous pine and sweet citrus hop aromas provide a counterpoint to the sizable malt bill.
The flavor begins rather malt forward. Heavy on the caramel malt, warm bread and a soft dark chocolate flavor develop moving back. Piny hop flavor melds with the dark malt to display a somewhat earthy flavor. Citrus flavor emerge from beneath lightening the flavor a bit. Very smooth bitterness
Medium bodied Imperial Red. The carbonation is moderate and appropriate. Very soft gentle feel on the tongue. The finish comes up just short of being long.
Very enjoyable beer. The flavors layer rather well creating a beer that is not only tasty but interesting. Very well balanced, drinkability is rather high.
burg326 (4298) - Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ouunce bottle poured a murky redish brown color with aromas of pine, hops, flowers and a touch of citrus. Flavors were all hops and booze with a dash of grapefruit bitterness.
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 bottle pours murky brown with red tinge. Aromas are pine, grapefruit, and flowers. Tastes are malty and bitter with pine grapefruit all ther. Nice blend of hops and malts. A big beer for sure.
keanex (1593) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle stating vintage 2011. Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.
A: Murky red with sediment in the body. Thin tan head which quickly disappears.
S: Warm and inviting, caramel and toffee notes slight dark fruits in this as well. Very sweet.
T: Caramel and toffee are huge through this, without much hop presence which surprised me considering the name. Sweet and malty, and very warming.
M: Medium to thick bodied with fizzy carbonation coating my tongue.
O: I was expecting something completely different given the name. This is still a good beer, though I feel it will mellow with time and age decently.
Gription79 (2418) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle. Large hop bouquet, fruity/nutty/malts. The flavor is rich with munich malts, fruit, and big American hops. A good big Hoppy red ale.
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of figs, caramel, pine and a hint of tobacco. Pours thick and red with an orange head. Tastes of bitter chocolate, caramel, orange zest and pine. Big sweet taste. Reminds me of a barleywine.