BREWMUSKCLES (1994) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice brown brew with aroma of grapefruit hop and broomstraw. flavors as described with a little bit of pineapple and bourbon. fairly sweet and a moderate body and i suppose a bit oily.
nealm759 (26) - Georgia, USA - MAR 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a growler a nice caramel brown color, not much carbonation but good lacing. Smell is sweet malt and a bit boozy. Taste very malty almost like a barley wine with nice caramel undertones. After flavor has a little bit of hop bitterness. Very tasty.
ContemplateBeer (1142) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to MaxwellDeus for my first SC beer! (I think itís the first). Aroma of heavy spruce and grapefruit (spruce emphasis); sweet malts- pumpernickel? Definitely bready for the style. Appearance of amber/dark red with slightly sticky tan head. Flavor of crisp fruits with sweet malts, nearly cloying; finish is sweetish and a little liquor-like. Palate is medium, creamy and soft. Interesting, but not top-tier for me.
Malty_MacHops (562) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Citrus hop aromas are the main aroma. Golden with a white cap. Bitter with some malt balance. Medium plus bodied with a bitter finish.
SamP01 (357) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a reddish ruby brown with a small slowly dissipating to a thin lasting tan heíd with good lacing. Aroma is of sweet caramel malt, yeasty fruity notes with some earthy floral hops. Taste is sweet caramel malt, yeast, brown sugar and molasses, with earthy floral hops bitterness. Palate is a full body, smooth mouth feel, good carbonation, with good sweet bitter balance. Finish is sweet caramel malt, yeast, some dark fruity notes, brown sugar, molasses with earthy floral hops for balance, ending is sweet lingering caramel malt, brown sugar and some sweet alcohol. Alcohol seems well hidden. Overall a very good, flavorful and balanced brew, nice.
UnholyBrewing (591) - Central Florida(Upper Hell), Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
...draft. Iím not an IPA guy, but I actually like this one. Not overly bitter, the alcohol is well hidden, only noticeable when it warms up. Has a decent color dark brown and malt flavor as well. Finishes slightly sweet with some hops and slight alcohol.
HighWine (842) - Whalesbro, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to Arrogant Bastard "rocks" style glass. Wow, this is a Mapuche darker brew than I was expecting. Maple syrup color with a garnet hue. Thin khaki colored head that fades to a film surrounded by a thick, soapy collar around the glass. Aroma of carmelized sugar, lemon rind, and peach tea. The taste is extremely sweet followed by a bitter bite. Flavors remind m pe of golden brown sugar, agave nectar, cedar wood, lavender, and anise. This is very herbal. Creamy mouthfeel. Definitely unusual and Iíd like to some of their other beers.
nike (746) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Wow, holy alcohol taste...the 12.5%abv is definitely not hidden in this brew. After reading some other reviews, I agree it is more in the barley wine category. Stron alcohol aroma and the strong alcohol taste kills the ipa flavor. This ipa is not for me.
umich03jm (912) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark amber color with a nice 1 cm head that lingers a bit and never completely goes away. Aroma is big and fairly complex. Lots of caramel malt, pine hops, toffee, dark fruit, grapefruit and booze. Love the taste too. Probably closer to a barleywine but not syrupy at all. Rich toffee and caramel, slight sweetness, moderate bitterness. Hops are very present too, pine, citrus, grapefruit, some spiciness. Finish has a touch of booziness but very little alcohol burn. Mouthfeel is fairly thick but still goes down very easy. Really impressed with this beer. Loved it.
Garbageman (354) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle. Ppours deep red in color with small head. Huge malt and imperial ale aroma. Taste is fruity with an alcohol, sweet malt, imperial finish.