Darkmagus82 (2303) - - AUG 14, 2014 dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big malty red. Pours dark red with light head. Unbalanced to me, it’s woody and sweet, and heavy, hops are there, but not enough to balance out. Tastes like it’s old and hops faded, but it was a fresh draft, so just unbalanced for me.
Transfer from BA review on 11-21-12-
Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – Served a clear medium amber colored brew with a one finger white head. The head has good retention, hanging around for some time to leave a decent level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is overall very light. There are some lighter notes of a sweet dark fruit aroma of cherry as well as some piney hop and grassy aromas.
Taste – The taste starts with a sweeter and maltier taste of bread and caramel. As the taste advances some flavors of a pine and citrus hop flavor work their way into the tongue. These flavors make a base for the brew from there and are quickly joined by a fruit flavor that starts out strong and then fade a bit as the taste advances. With this fruit flavor is a boozy flavor the comes and remains relatively strong. In the end a light dark fruity, and woody flavors which comes to the tongue all together leave a rather odd (don’t know if I like it or hate it) flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the creamier and thicker side with a carbonation level that was rather low. Fairly nice for the bready, boozy and fruit.
Overall - Not a bad brew and one worth a try. Individually the flavors are very nice, but the transitions are not flawless and don’t meld all that well. Still it is one to try if you get the chance.
BrewBoxer (2664) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Draft at the gate NYC . Pours a brick red color. Taste is hoppy and malty with a strong full body
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Pours a translucent ruby amber with a large foamy off white head that laced. Aroma of tea, pine, caramel, toffee and light citrus. Flavor of pine, grapefruit and lots of sweet malty notes. Art (3220) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2013
High alcohol content is awesome. Sweet taste for an imperial. Pretty good but not too special.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Lubiere (14151) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2012
A reddish amber ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a caramel rye malt with floral hops, resinous, nice. In mouth, a nice caramel with resinous floral hops, vinous notes, alcohol warmth. On tap at Snallygaster DC, Oct. 13 2012.
emacgee (4705) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Clean orange copper pour with one finger of eggshell white head. Fruity nose, mango and tropical fruit. Light sweetness, light bodied and dry. Peppery hop quality with citrus rind in the background. Some peanut hull and grain husk. Light showing of alcohol. tia (2228) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Tap. Copper with no real head. Smells like lipstick and pine. Sweet and a little bit hoppy with the hops growing moderately. Starts with a round mouth feel then the carbonation kicks in, light hoppy finish. nimbleprop (8750) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 30, 2012
64oz growler I bought at Big Z. Pours a clear, garnet amber with some lacing, creamy white head. Smells like lemon peach ice tea, pine, some grapefruit, some orange. Flavor of orange, but really peachy lemon iced tea, pine, some grape jelly. Full, astringent, bitter but also sweet finish. Tannic. GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Tap at Vienna WF. Pours clear amber. Medium off white foam. Weaker retention. Big lace. Nose is medicinal cherry, tea leaves. Taste is sticky sweet, very medicinal, some white alcohol and mixed drink sweet tea vodka. Boozy. Palate moderately papery, dry. Some really salty and intense black olive and brine up front in the taste. Bracing bitterness.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ACHops (1640) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2012
On tap @ Uber. Pours dark golden with thin creamy head. Sour fruity aroma. Taste is big syrupy sweet malts with an odd sourish finish. Slight bitterness throughout. Pretty sure they weren’t going for sour here, so guessing something is amiss. Either way, needs more hops to balance out the big malt body.