kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date: December 02, 2009
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark red, lasting creamy beige head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel malt aroma, fresh floral and earthy hops
Flavor: rich malt flavor, lots of earthyness, mostly dry and bitter, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
daknole (10847) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber with a big tan head. Aroma is citrus/spicy hops. I also detect some notes of caramel and honey. Flavor is hoppy, but not overly bitter. Light yeast, resin and some bready notes.
hopscotch (10563) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Clear, dark crimson ale with a mid-sized, creamy, taupe head that never fully diminishes. The nose is of cocoa, tangerine and earthy, floral hops. Full-bodied and creamy with modest carbonation. The flavor is full of roasty notes and burnt bitterness. Warming, bitter finish.
adnielsen (10475) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted on tap at FreshCraft in Denver, Colorado. Dark reddish appearance reminiscent of a Bock. Also has a foamy carbonated head which almost looks like a nitro. Weak dark malty and hoppy aroma. Not too dark of body with the floral hoppy flavor. Doesn’t at all taste like it has almost 9% alcohol. Pretty good beer.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella. Clear deep amber brown colour. Sweet hoppy fruity caramel aroma. Pleasantly sweet fruity hoppy caramel bitter flavour. Dry bitter finish.
Camons (10099) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Timbers, Denver. Pours dark brown with a creamy offwhite head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, light coffee, peach, melon, grapefruit. Taste is malt, caramel, coffee, yeast, fruity hops, hints of grapefruit. Medium body, soft carbonation. 120312
deyholla (9993) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Poured a clear dark burgundy with an off-white head that laced nicely. Aroma had strong pine notes with undertone of both roasted malt and citrus. Flavor was more balanced with the pine notes balancing with the roasted malts.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 29, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 mL. This is awesome! Pours a dark, clear amber with a thin beige cap that has okay retentions and leaves some spotty lacing. Huge piney hop aroma with rye toast, black pepper, toffee, caramel, burnt sugar. Taste is a lot like Arrogant Bastard- huge piney and resiny hops but there is a nice heavy rye malt backing that is spicy and a bit alcoholic. Chewy, syrupy mouthfeel. This is like having a dark DIPA. Really awesome. Gotta drink it fresh though.
slowrunner77 (9925) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"not a hop bomb as expected. there are a ton of hops, sure, but the high dose of dark malt give it the look and feel of a barleywine or old ale...with the hops of a double ipa. this is a beer i could really get into. smooth, balanced, spicy hops in the bittersweet finish. nice hybrid here. via trade w/ kinger."
DocLock (9857) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle and draft multiple times. Pours burny sienna with 3-finger tan head. Nose is huge feety funky hops, caramel malt, roasty brown sugar. The taste is earthy caramel malt, rich, big Simcoey hops, citrus. More malt than hops here, but the hops keep coming. Rich, solid complexity, and a twinge of late heat. This one is stellar, and a regular component of the DLBF.