Goblincat (399) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2015 Nice looking and nice tasting. I like the mix of hint of hops and grain, flowing with smooth malt. Very good balance of flavors, this is one I will buy again soon. Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Fantastic bitter beer, one of those that’s better than the beer it’s based on. Malty but balanced, it definitely seems more and more drinkable as temperatures cool.
DCLawyer (2839) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle->SA. Bright amber with medium offwhite head. A: caramel malt, nuts, earth. T: same, with toffee, bittersweet aftertaste. Pretty good. Selene6 (19) - - AUG 4, 2013
Butter aftertaste, but deep and interesting. Can imagine drinking this during a winter storm Leighton (21083) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2013
Tap at Rattle n Hum way back when - NYC. Pours clear brown with a fine, off-white foam head. Lots of rich malts in here, caramel, ripe fruits, bread, modest earthy bitterness. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet and lightly warming to finish, further hefty malts, toasted caramel. Decent.
JHeath99 (1678) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown with very little head. Aroma of caramel. Taste of bitterness and alcohol. kerenmk (4722) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 16, 2013
Bottle. Barak BBOTM. Ruby red, cloudy, minimal white head. Biscuit, jam, cherry and candy and wet mud aroma, very alcoholic and slightly bitter taste. Full body, smooth texture, light carbonation and alcoholic finish. ThreeCats (891) - ISRAEL - MAY 1, 2013
Clear Mahogany with a off-white head. Aroma of berry, molasses, dark caramel, some tartness. Taste of alcohol and heavy malts, burnt sugar, bitterness, full mouth feel, mid palate alcoholic again and tapering to a bitter but sweet ending. DSG (14685) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 18, 2013
UPDATED: APR 20, 2013 Bottle shared with Ariel at Beer Market Jaffa. Better Beer Of The Month Club. Clear amber. Aroma of malt, caramel, biscuity notes and dusty and earthy hops. Sweet malty flavor with caramel and earthy and slightly citric hops bitterness. Medium-bodied. Solid. superspak (5500) - Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2013
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before April 2013. Pours slightly hazy ruby red color with a 1 finger fairly dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of raisin, pear, caramel, toast, brown bread, floral, light pepper, light toffee, and toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of raisin, pear, caramel, toffee, toast, brown bread, floral, pepper, pine, light nuttiness, and earthy spiciness. Good amount of spicy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, caramel, toffee, toast, brown bread, floral, pepper, pine, and earthy spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of malt and fruity ester flavors; with a good hop balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a creamy and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice imperial ESB style. Nice complexity of malt/fruity notes with hop balance; and quite smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.