beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 29, 2012 TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, - DEC 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The pepperiness comes through nicely on the pallet, quickly following the initial sweetness. Delicious swirling away in the mouth.
Dark red in colour with big fluffy white head, sprucy aroma, hint of pepper. Peppery flavour with aniseed and spearmint. Shockingly pleasant. ciaranc (1306) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 8, 2012
Pours amber. Candy, fruit (cherry) sweetness, roast malt and a little pepper in the aroma. This beers standout is a lovely smooth mouthfeel and perfectly balanced body, its all roastiness. A lovely warming caramel malt finish complements the sweetness up front very nicely. Another good beer from this series.