ajnepple (6485) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2017 dmschefke (575) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle via Hophead22. Pours a murky brownish red with thin qhite head. Aroma evident of floral hops, malt, pine, and sweetness. Flavor is similar with an addition of dried fruit and an pleasant alcohol burn. Normally this is bad, but with this one it was good. VERY pleasant aftertaste.
On tap at First Draft Taproom & Kitchen. Reddish amber appearance with a lingering tan head. Mild aroma of pine, resinous hops, caramel malt, toffee and toasted grain. Similar flavor, adding moderate hop bitterness and a mild grainy sweetness. Medium body with a slight dry feel. Slightly disappointing overall. chadski (135) - California, USA - MAY 7, 2017
Nose is malt and molasses. Crystallized brown sugar flavors. Fully bodied. Another solid offering from Port. mezr (126) - California, USA - MAY 5, 2017
Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a glass it shows a clear reddish-orange with a thick beige head that leaves moderate lacing. Aroma is strong caramel, ripe fruit and a bit of pine in the background. The smooth malty taste quickly gives way to a pronounced bitter that carries all the way through a long finish with hints of alcohol rising to the surface. Soft carbonation, medium body, and almost creamy on the palate. odinstyr (794) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2017
Pours an amber with moderate head. Smells of crisp bread and citrusy hops. Taste is bitter and sweet well balanced. luttonm (6172) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2017
GG, Seattle. Thin creamy head, lacing some. Very dark red-orange-brown pour. Complex body and aroma. Bitter grain, dense fruit, amber malts. Cranberry tart alcohol presence, thick creamy body. Cool smooth presence overall, nicely astringent alcohol to complete the body. A bit of an oddity for me.. somewhat a dipa mixed with an amber. Not bad.
Alusmamuts (1908) - LATVIA - JAN 8, 2017
Brown hazy with rich beige creamy head. Slightly sweet malty aroma. Sweet bread taste followed by medium bitterness with some sourness. Bit spicy. tmoreau (4304) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2016
Shared bomber from the local Windy City rep, poured to snifters showing a hazed, deep amber hue, with a frothy layer of off white head foam, and wavy ribbons & spots of lacing. The nose was malty, with light spice, some citrus & stone fruit, but esters that projected more of a dried fruit scent. Better than medium bodied, prompted by decent liveliness to the carbonation, the taste was similar notes, bittered by lingering citrusy, earthy, and rind-like qualities of the "C" hops. Thanks Paul! Rumbero (84) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2016
Aged 3+ years. did not know what to expect and don’t remember last time I had it fresh. so... it pours ruby brown (reddish) with a thick frothy head with good retention. clarity is on the cloudy side. as expected there’s some off flavors of oxidation, band-aid and green apples but its not overwhelming. bready sweet malts and earthy hops still come through. it had medium/full body with decent carbonation. texture is on oily side. strong astringency that hits the palate to almost harsh levels. taste of heavy sweet malts, earthy hops and alcohol with some off soy-saucey thing going on. major components (semi-harsh astringency, bitterness and alcohol warmth) last long after swallowing. - wish I had a fresh for comparison. cfrancis (3410) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2016
Pours deep burgandy with an off white foamy top. Aroma is caramel and toffee rich malts. Big earthy and grapefruit hops. Taste is a nice big round mouthfeel, loads of hops and bit rich malts. Nice beer. lownote (585) - Austin, Alabama, USA - JUL 26, 2016
Oh my gosh such a strong rye aroma. Pours with a hazy white head and a nice red body, slightly opaque. Very light body. Really spicy flavor from the rye, a bit of pine hops, and a light bitterness. Delicious.