DalzAle (1984) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear dark cherry amber pour, thin carbonation and an aroma of light malty hops. Flavor is nice meld of caramel, spicy hops and finishes incredibly smooth for 9.5%. Really nice.
tmoreau (2424) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at 2 Bro’s Roundhouse for their Revelry Party. Although dispensed to plastic, still showed a very clear & bright copper color, with a decent head of soft white head foam, and lasting, curtainy cling to the lacing. The aroma was sweet fruit and caramel, with citrus as orange & grapefruit, and a touch of resin. Medium to full bodied, the taste’s main attractions were a strong hop bitterness that was citrusy, rindy, earthy, and lingering, and a balancing malt content with non-clowing, but noticeable sweetness that I’m sure will become a dominant note with age. Warming, not hot, and quite tasty. A good reason for having a tasting party with friends!
bhensonb (11066) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from BottleSelect.com. Pours bright ruddy copper with a slight dark beige head. Aroma is malty with rather earthy hop. Full bodied. Flavor is earthy/resin over rather roasted malt. There’s a slight burn. I’m betting it’s hops. Finishes more resin than earthy. Great stuff.
beerandbeyond (682) - ISRAEL - JUN 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle poured into a goblet.
Almost clear deep copper color with reddish hues and a small beige head.
Piney hops, with nice nuttiness, some dried fruits, toffee and caramel. Faint oxidation.
Sweet juicy malt, with firm bitterness, some alcohol burn and faint rum raisin notes.
Full body, quite heavy, long alcoholic finish, soft carbonation and overall interesting though too strong.
kerenmk (2376) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample at our place. Thanks DSG. Clear reddish colour with dark tan head. Candy, sugar, a little plastic and alcoholic aroma, alcoholic, sweet, phenolic taste. Medium body, lightly carbonated, alcoholic finish. Difficult.
zvikar (3404) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours redish with a nice beige head, aroma of tangerine and pineapple, flavor is alcoholic with lots of malt, citrus and chocolate, medium bodied
olliejobbins (789) - Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. pours a very dark red/brown. aroma is of hops, spice and malts. taste is much the same. pretty good.
DSG (5812) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at kerenmk’s place. Clear deep red-amber with a beige head. Aroma of piney hops, a bit stale, and caramelly malt, slightly cookie-ish. Flavor has sweet chewy malt, caramelly and a bit biscuity and a bitter resinous hoppy finish with a bit of pine and light stale notes. Medium to full-bodied, a bit oily, with some alcohol. A bit too heavy.
574deadzone (1040) - North Central, Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2014 Pours a deep amber-garnet with a thinner khaki head that settles to a ring leaving streaks of soapy lace. Nose involves a fair amount of pine resin and woodsy notes, deep tones of caramel, nice spiciness, citric grapefruit and orange notes, some underlying toffee, and some dank earthy qualities. Taste is quite sweet, but well balanced with hefty bitterness. Heavier bodied, a touch syrupy, full, with a warm, tingly and lengthy bitter finish. A really nice brew, showcasing how to make an imperial red work. It may be restrained compared to some, but it’s very well balanced and enjoyable.
Niko100 (2003) - Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber/ruby color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, caramel, pine, & fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, pine hops, fruit, and citrus; Finish is slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Overall, on the sweet side - but good.