beer_rookie (642) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 22, 2017
Pours a reddish brown color. One finger beige head. Okay retention, great lacing.Bill Becker (1370) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 20, 2017
Aroma is malty, very malty. Caramel. Very hoppy.
Taste is quite strong. Quite bitter. It's also sweet.
Mouthfeel is full bodied. It's heavy, thick. It's a sipper, no chugging this one. Smooth.
Overall, this is very good. I would buy it again, and I would recommend it.
From Mar 2007
Pours from 22oz bottle(room temp) a clear deep amber with a huge head of foam that just won't quit. Solid layer with lots of lacing.
The smell is very hoppy. I note grapefruit in big abundance.
The taste on first sip is hugely hoppy. Lots of citrus that makes your mouth want to pucker but just before it does, the malt moves in and somewhat tames the hops. No, more than that. The malt actually takes over the flavour and I'm not talking really sweet caramel malt...wait...yes I am. Wow. You fooled me. ;^) Boy, is this a treat.
Further sips in and I'm getting more of the balanced flavours but mind you, while the hops and malt seem to be working in unison, I cannot deny that the said flavours are as big and bold as the great outdoors. Like the label says, this is an aggressive beer and it refuses to let you just sit there and reach a comfort zone; when you're sipping on it, it takes center stage and all others things going on around you become mere side shows. What an egotistical brew and...I'm loving it!
Bottom line: A fantastic brew that will earn your attention whether you wish to or not. Highly recommended!
rumore (706) - Rimini, ITALY - OCT 16, 2017
From the tap at FOB, Rimini, Italy. Pours a beautiful red with nice reflections. Aroma is toasted, caramel. Body is average, with limited carbonation. Taste is toasted at first, then quite some bitterness kicks in, an old school one. Finish seems not that long initially, but bitterness comes up when you least expect it and lasts very long. BeerdedDave (1853) - Beckley, USA - OCT 15, 2017
one of my favorites; reddish-brown color; malty, piney aroma; really well balanced; bready malt and piney hops; assertive and full of flavor and arrogance Satyroneto (390) - BRAZIL - OCT 13, 2017
Cor âmbar com tonalidade rubi, translúcida e com leve brilho; espuma bege com médias formação e persistência e bom lacing.
Aroma intenso de lúpulos resinosos com caramelo e cítrico de toranja em segundo plano e ainda um toque de álcool.
Sabor já de início com bastante amargor resinoso e leve caramelo, com meio fugaz de dulçor de frutas amarelas e final de amargor resinoso "arrogante"acompanhado em segundo plano de madeira e álcool; retrogosto intenso e persistente de amargor adstringente com um toque de álcool.
Corpo médio e baixa carbonatação.