jtclockwork (16685) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark amber brown with off white head. Nose and taste of fruit, spicy hops, fruit cake, toasted caramel malt and pine/resin. Medium body. yngwie (17074) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle, 22oz. From a trade with a good Danish friend. A brown one, almost clear, and topped by a beige head. There’s citrusy hops in the aroma, sort of balancing the nutty, caramel-ish maltyness. Nuts, caramel, roasted malts, sweetness and a fine bitterness in the flavor. It’s full-bodied and soft on the palate, with a pleasant carbonation. Overall, perhaps a bit on the sweet side, but I’m not dissatisfied in any way. 130405 Strangebrewer (1314) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2013
bottle. Poured dark brown with a nice laced mocha head. Fresh citrus hop aroma. Medium bodied, tight carbonation, almost buttery mouthfeel, tart dry warming finish. Roasted malt flavour with a hoppy punch. Sweet caramel and dark fruit with a peppery note, alcohol presence. Lagerboy (2221) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
Bomber. Opaque orange brown, short lived foamy tan head. Boozy malty hoppy aroma. Potent dark roasted caramel malt taste well balanced with floral citrus pine hops, some spice and heat. Average-soft carbonation, medium-full bodied, medium hopped. Well made but: DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys) beerbaaron (1998) - Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Pours a clear ruby reddish orange amber. Medium, very frothy beige head, mostly lasting with good lace. Great hoppy aroma, pine, citrus, grapefruit, along with caramel to balance - sweet. Flavor is much the same with hops at center stage. Medium body. Moderate sweetness and bitterness. Piney finish. Some alcohol warmth. Oily. Hop driven. Pretty nice drinkability, not nearly as big as many beers of this style. Have had this a few times and always enjoyed it.
TH28 (462) - - NOV 14, 2013
Appearance is deep red, almost brown with a creamy off white foam cap. Aroma is a burnt sugar, cinnamon, earthy hop combo. Taste is deep, rich malt with definitive cinnamon character and a balance hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium with a nice viscosity, low carbonation. Finish is dry with an herbal hop character and a bit of cinnamon rederic (3337) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2013
651ml bottle, dark amber-ruby color, with a thick pillowy tan head, with a nice sweet toasted, caramelized, biscuity, bready malty, floral citrus, grassy, leafy hoppy nose, with some barley sugar, piney, minty, candied orange peel accents, with a toffee, faint nutty, lemon lollipop, caramel note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth bready, toasted, biscuity, caramelized malt, good flowery piney, resiny, citrus, leafy, grassy hoppy character, with some lemon, grapefruit rind, mild barley sugar, faint fruity dried raisin, date, sponge toffee flavours, leading towards a warming, light toasty, caramel maltiness, lemon, grapefruit rind, intense grassy, piney, resiny, leafy, citrus hop bitterness finish. safhundos (9) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2013 does not count
Warming on a cold Wisconsin autumn day. Spicy initially followed by well balanced flavors throughout the mouth. Hop flavor lingers as the alcohol warms the throat for an extended period of time. Nische (2282) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2013
Pours a dark ruby brown with a light brown top. Aroma is earthy and pine hops with a hint of citrus. Taste is a really great mix of earthy, pine hop bitterness with caramel strong malt presence. Really well balanced. XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Had at Autumn Brew Review 2013, smells like musty grains and taste was similar and very sweet.