JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2003
This is quite possibly the best beer I have ever tried. The deep red color is very inviting…but the taste. Yum. The balance is outstanding. I have never had a beer with such hops that had such a sweet malty kick. A must try for all hop heads. A real gem! AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Delicious!! This brew poured up a dark mahogany colored body with a thick foamy head with unending retention and lacing. Aromas of caramel, sweet roasted malts, dark fruits (plums, raisins), and a touch of hops. Flavors of caramel, bread dough, and sweet malts with just the right amount of hops to bring the sweats into check. Medium-bodied, moderate carbonation, with a finish that is dry with slight bitter notes and lingering effects. This is definitely a brew that all should try at least once! drpimento (3640) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Killer brew. Served at a good temperature with a large, cream-colored - to very light tan, long lasting head. Color is a clear, dark amber brown. with some bubble trails. Aroma is very fresh hop, a little roast malt & fruit. Flavor’s similar to nose; again hop stands far forward/, yet reasonably balanced. Body and carbonation are perfect. Finish is durable but not too long, like flavor, and satisfying while drinkable. zacgillbanks (5180) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2013
Bottle from Tremblking Madness, York. A very dark brown cloudy beer with ruby red highlights. It has rich spicy red fruit, vanilla and liquorice flavours with sarsaparilla and bitterness on the finish. Superb! Vinnygny (7) - Alabama, USA - AUG 3, 2013 does not count
Hopheads rejoice! I really enjoyed this "bastardized Scottish Ale". Poured a nice deep amber color with a nice white head that laces nicely. Smells of hops and caramel. Great taste, long lasting finish.
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badpuppy69 (321) - orange, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2014 Pours a brownish red with a huge head. Aroma is Sweet roasted malt and citrucy hop notes. Taste follows the Aroma well with some spices upfront and hop notes lingering on the back end. Medium mouth feel very smooth. Awesome Brew! geofflilley99 (6) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 14, 2002 does not count
A real kick in the butt! Hoppy, aggressive, a nice wake up call on a hot Saturday. Solid brewery across the board. jcalbi (380) - Medford, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2002
When I placed the order for this through Liquid Solutions my intention was to order the Hop Rod Rye Ale. I guess I got my wires crossed, but, on the other hand, I wish all of my mistakes would turn out this great! Claret in color with a rich and creamy head that reduces itself to a thin ring around the glass. Immense toasted malt aroma with traces of fresh baked bread and caramel. Intense roasted coffee flavor (akin to biting into a freshly roasted coffee bean) with hins of bitter chocolate. A long, hoppy and malty finish. Great way to wind out the weekend! unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2006
This is one of my trades I recieved from realale420. 22oz bottle. Very heavy hop aroma. Citrus and pine in the air! Dark reddish rusty color. heavy creamy tan head. WOW! what a flavor combo, Lots of ctrus, Grapefruit. Malt flavors include some carmel. What a hoppy finish!!! Females beware: this one ain’t sweet.l
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2007
650 ml bottle, shared with StompBrockmore - dark amber in the glass with suspended yeast chunks and a beautiful brownish rocky head that lasted for a long time, and was almost reminiscent of a Belgian ale. Aroma big fruity hops, and lots of malt. Flavours nutty, yeasty, chocolatey and of course HOPS.....and.....MALT! Full-bodied with a smooth malty finish. Really a combination of a few styles that works really, really well - Scotch ale, brown ale, and American IPA, all coming together to create a unique and utterly delicious brew that defies categorization. This one’s the real deal - get it!