GG (2019) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at 10 East. This is a pretty intense beer. Huge pine and citrus notes nicely balanced by the sweet caramel and white sugar notes in both the aroma and flavor. Spiced flavor reminds me of fruitcake meets a rich port. A little unbalanced but still packing tons of flavor.
merc7186 (1471) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Deep Red, Brownish Hue, White Head Ring, Passes Mild Hue
S: Oaky, Super Malty, Mild Citrus
T: Heavy Bready Malts, Sweet Malts, Mild Citrus
M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet
Overall, the malt base on this one is huge and almost over powers the hop character.
GT2 (7034) - Riverslime, California, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL shared at Congregation Azusa. Pours a clear, deep red amber. Spotty lace. Nose is imperial red IPA style with big toffee, spuce, pine sap hops. Caramelized malt, toffee, mild oak pepper as well. Taste is spruce, toffee, hop resin. Palate balanced, hoppy. More of a red IPA in that sense.
djd07 (2535) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with beige head leaving sticky lacing. Aroma is strong vanilla and Thick mouthfeel with brown sugar caramel and boozey finish. Very good.
vtafro (2169) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Brown pour with tan head. Aggressive rye and hops. Flavor I prefer to the original red.
jcartamdg (1441) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy brownish red. Aroma heavy on the malt. Taste is malty, boozy, vanilla and more malt. Nothing exciting but not my style.
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daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep reddish amber with a big white head. Citrus hops, caramel, floral honeyed notes. Interesting. The ABV is hidden well.
brystmar (977) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Barrely, boozy, hoppy, lacks refinement. Biting hops supplement the boozy kick after each sip. Pass.
Ratman197 (8484) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle courtesy of BMan1113VR (thanks Andrew!) poured a hazy reddish amber wth a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, candied orange, oak and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, fruittiness, oak and light vanilla with a smooth lingering fruity finish.
budznsudz (378) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark red with the most impressive white head Iíve ever seen. Aroma is heavenly fruit and pine with a nice oaky undertone. The taste is pine, hops, and fresh fruit rounded out by the oak. Really impressed with this monster, and it drinks unbelievably well at 12%.