knights97 (107) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 26, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2009 Grabbed this one draft at the flying saucer, and loved it. The body is amber, thick in nature, filled with hops but not dry hops like many other high alcohol beers. Taste is filled with caramel and taste a bit of roasted malts, this is well balanced.
Ando (105) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
*liked it ok, would not buy*
aroma: smells nice, carmel hops . floral.
app: hazy brown amber.
flavor: HOPS. dry mealy malts. nice balance. its ok. not my tea.
OA: good beer. not enough malt magic for me.
mbeem (104) - New Hope, Alabama, USA - SEP 25, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2006 Whoa!! A big beer with a big personality!! Pours a cloudy dark red with a 1 finger light tan head. Nose explodes with floral hops, citrus, grapefruit, earthy grasses, hints of roasted malt and pine needles. Incredibly complex flavor of citrus, morphs to a malty sweetness that takes the bite off the hops. A hint alcohol in the finish rounds it all out. Oily mouth feel. Much more enjoyable IMO than the "Bastard"
TheCEO (100) - USA - APR 1, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2007 What an experience...This is a Beer’s Beer. I can’t see myself drinking anything better than this in the immediate future. It is officially my favorite as of right now. UPDATE - I’ve bought all the remaining bottles of this in my hometown of Chattanooga, TN. Chat Town is MY town, bitches.
burtonbaton930 (100) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This thing really is a monster!!. Dark red, hops try and jump you the second you pop the cap. Smells serious with a huge resinous sent with dark caramel malts in the background. Tastes malty sweet with a slight roasty tinge and finishes with that huge hop bitterness. Very good brew that lives up to its name.
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.
mattern33 (99) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Medium amber cloudy color. Malty aroma. Malty flavor nd palate. More malty than i like. Too malty; not a hop variety i enjoy. Eh.
droopy49 (97) - Lancaster, California, USA - APR 18, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to SpringsLicker for this 12 oz bottle! Poured a great deep ruby with a fizzy off-white head. Spicy aroma with some citrus and malty notes. Flavor is hoppy with some caramel and citrus notes. Good malty backbone almost bodering on a barleywine. The name seemed a bit misleading as I was expecting a brutal hop attack on my palate. Great beer noththeless. Thanks again Jay!
califbeer69 (96) - California, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark amber copper color with a small white head. Aromas of sweet caramel malt, and floral hops. Taste is initially caramel sweet followed by a great hop bite. Mouthfeel is moderate.
mfaulke (92) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer wasn’t at all what I was expecting. It should have ben called Big Malty Monster. It’s marked 2006 so I guess the hops have mellowed since then. I did thoroughly enjoy this beer though. I loved the rich malt component. This is a complex beer, and I taste something new in every one that I drink.