popephred (272) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2016
Poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass. the pour produced a cloudy caramel body withe a medium head of tan foam which diminished leaving minimal lacing.
It has a good aroma of caramel and hops, though it diminishes somewhat throughout the tasting. The body is on the light side, which carries a strong hops flavor, modified ever so slightly by a touch of sweetness (which is helped along by slurping, causing aeration). The hops used in this ale are quite bitter, and leave a strong aftertaste on the sides of the tongue, overpowering the caramel finishing notes. Initially, I was impressed with this beer’s look, and was hoping for a mellower IPA, something approaching an amber ale. This was not the case, and the lingering aftertaste was off-putting. artemb (1293) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JUL 13, 2016
Look: hazy amber with red shades, fluffy white head with average retention.
Aroma: toffee, sweet citruse, pine.
Taste: dry with moderate grassy and spicy bitterness.
Flavour: caramel, toffee, toasted bread, wormwood, grassy hops.
Good. shigadeyo (3820) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2016 Roasty toffee malt in the aroma, quite floral; murky amber color with a frothy beige head; bittersweet flavor with a good blend of caramel malt and earthy-herbal hops, spicy, good level of bitterness; medium body, slightly chewy; good hoppy amber. Draught at Hollander in Milwaukee, WI. puredelusion (437) - Lviv, UKRAINE - JUN 7, 2016
0,33 bottle. Pours murky red color with high, slowly diminishing head. Strong aroma of pine and citrus. Flavor is light to medium sweet, medium to heavy herbal bitter. Medium long strong bitter finish. Average carbonation, medium body. Very drinkable. 77ships (11482) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2016
(Kiev 2016) 355 ml. bottle. BBF 05.10.16. Cough syrup amber with a small tanned head. Nose is pine resin & cough syrup, bit too heavy on the biscuit malt, light sugar. Taste is medium herbal hops, bit too much biscuit & toffee, tad too sweet, low bitterness, herbal pine, tad too sweet, lightly bland, low medicinal hops in the finish. Creamy toffee & biscuit body. Doesn’t really pop but still a pleasant enough and easy beer, not bad, could have been more but not bad as it is.
abysterical (1) - - MAY 27, 2016 does not count
Good beer that will get you drunk quick, only have to hold your breath for the swigs of the first 1-2 bottles, after that just rolls down your throat. IOzh (201) - Kyiv, UKRAINE - MAY 26, 2016
From bottle. Pours deep amber with medium white head. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, pines, malts, caramel. Medium body with soft carbonation. Taste is moderate sweet with medium bitter finish. nickel (1263) - UKRAINE - MAY 26, 2016
Aroma: grass, pines, walnuts
Taste: dry and tart taste of hops and nuts.
Interesting but not impressive euniceradio (563) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2016 12oz bottle to tulip. Pours ruby/amber, solid beige head. Aroma of biscuit, orange rind, grapefruit, mango, perfume. Taste of same with astringent bitterness barely balanced with a huge malt bill. Lots of rye to balance. Mouthfeel is heavy syrupy. JPDIPSO (6298) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAY 16, 2016
Burnt umber color with a moderate, manila folder colored head and decent lace. Aromas of stewed fruit. Some sweet caramelized malt and herbal hops in the background. I keep sniffing, but not much more to this one. Sweet toasted malt in the front. Some mildly rancid nuts work their way in along with some licorice and bitter herbal hops. Just not my type of brew. I’d call it a IIA (imperial Irish ale).