khughes9478 (2) - Willoughby, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2014 does not count
This beer is one of the best. It’s a great red ale and I could brink it for datys rajendra82 (1103) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2014
Very nice label art consisting of the dragons on the main panel, which are a prominent feature on the show. The side panels were using a nice silver colored font, over a medieval looking background, evoking nicely the decor of Westeros. The beer came in a 22 oz bomber, with wire cage, and a cork that popped off with aloud bang. The beer poured out the color of garnet, with a translucent glow. The head formation was rather large, estimated to be three fingers thick, and quite durable too. The smell was close to a Belgian Quadrupel for me, with rich malty base evoking fruits and berries. The taste was bit less strong than the aroma suggested. I could get hints of cherry, banana, hazelnut, and vanilla in each sip. The finish was much drier than I was anticipating, which I presume is due to the use of rye and spelt. The aftertaste was quite spicy and bit smoky. If I could find one fault with this, I would say it was a little thin, and could have used a bigger body. Very nicely done red ale in a Belgian style. I am tempted to go get more while the release lasts. RCx240 (203) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2014
Pours dark amber with rich, creamy off white head (be very careful when you pour this one). Smell of yeast, clove, spice, and chilies. In terms of taste, you get notes of roasted malts, caramel, some floral hop notes, and a bit of spice. On the palate you can taste a bit more of the chilies, as well as a bit of a rye spiciness. Medium in terms of body.