AirForceHops (4178) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Poured into a mug. A somewhat clear amber in color. Medium carbonation. Sweet malt in the nose, lots of malt in the taste. A very light hop in the finish. Body is much thinner then the German varieties. A good beer by a American brewery however, not as superior as the true German brews of the style. You do not taste the alcohol as it states that it is 7.9% ABV.
LiteWait (267) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Victory-- 12 oz bottle. Poured into a mug. A somewhat clear amber in color. Medium carbonation. Sweet malt in the nose, lots of malt in the taste. A very light hop in the finish. Body is much thinner then the German varieties. A good beer by a American brewery however, not as superior as the true German brews of the style. You do not taste the alcohol as it states that it is 7.9% ABV. Given to me by Airforcehops.
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 24, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark oak color with a nice thick off white head. Aroma has molasses, some caramel, and tons of malts. Flavors are also mostly malt: sweet with hints of molasses and some spice. Full bodied and a very tasty brew.
17thfloor (2436) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear garnet brown glowing with a smaller fine off-white head, looks great. Aroma is nicely rich munich and vienna malt, bit of oxidation in there, some fading hops, very nice. Flavor follows, really really nice, but again maybe a bit too hoppy, fantastic rich German malt flavor, love the richness, like cinnamon, some crystal flavor, really lacks a bit of mouthfeel, maybe too clean? Medium bodied, smooth glassy feel, lighter carbonation, maybe could use a bit of grittiness, but really easy drinking, nails that 8%, I’m not complaining it’s very good.
coolfunnj (323) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
isnt that a great description by the way haha..a maple and honey aroma quite strong and strangely pleasant too..nice clear red with a brown tinge..foamy off white head plenty of lacing..tatse is sweet and fruity and complex..plums amybe prunes raisins vanilla spicinessand roasty malts..strong and flavor ful..full body and texture a bit oily and sticky overall a nice maltbomb from a brewery that basically specializes in hop bombs
SBor02 (67) - Delaware, USA - MAR 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer pours a rich deep red with khaki colored thick head. There is a sweet toffee and mild chocolate aroma under the head that blends nicely. This beer is mild in sweetness and bitterness which makes it very mellow and enjoyable. A nice warmth from the alcohol comes through at the end with a silky smooth mouthfeel. This beer is a real joy to drink.
Dogbrick (9173) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Duke’s Alehouse & Kitchen in Crystal Lake, IL. The beer is a reddish-brown color with a medium thin tan head that dissipates slowly. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweet malt and toffee plus some fruit. Medium body with flavors of malt, dark fruit and a touch of hops. The finish is sweet with a lingering dark fruity aftertaste. Above average overall.
j12601 (7456) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Holy Smoke. Pours a clear caramel color with a thin white head. Light caramel, toast. Medium bodied, caramel and toast and a nice light sweetness. Gentle toast, soft finish, toast, caramel, and a gentle bitterness. Very nice session beer.
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep ruby red with a beautiful creamy head. The head is dense and doesn’t diminish. Smells a bit rich and malty, booze, sweet and yet tart cherries. Chocolate is predominately upfront and is the first notable flavor. This is followed by some sweet and tart cherries. Hops are barely noticeable, but the finish is a bit dry. Thick rich chewy malts, chocolate, and a light tart cherry are the most notable flavors.
Garito793 (241) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an absolutely beautiful, red, almost crimson, especially the bottom matches the deep crimson of the bottle. The carbonation is pretty fizzy, but pleasantly so, sparkling and sharp. The taste is really too complex to discern, but raisins and chocolate stand out.