gripweed57 (2854) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2017
16 ounce can. Copper red color topped by a dense mouse-like beige head. Subtle toasted malt nose. Rich, caramel malt flavor has an abundance of sweet berry notes. Resiny, toasted malt flavor. Toasted nuts, briny shrimp and sugary plums. Quite unique. mansquito (6889) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2017
Some liquor store in Maine: pours brownish amber with a beige head. Aroma is malty and a little piny. Taste is fairly bitter. Quite malty. Booze well covered. Blast from 2009. Handypaul (581) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 7, 2017
Can. Pours reddish brown with a frothy to creamy, white, small, mostly lasting head that leaves good lacing. Flavors of grapefruit, dark honey, weak aroma of resin, medium body, lightly bitter, appropriate carbo and a brief lightly bitter finish. Not very exciting. BeerFanDan17 (1121) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - AUG 8, 2016
A very tasty imperial red with tons of dark honey and roasted malt. Pours a thick dark golden with an equally thick head.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone airrick2003 (872) - Louisiana, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Appearance: pours with a large tan head with hues of brown, head settles quickly, the beer is a very cloudy dark amber color, it has some peach particles that settled to the bottom Aroma: strong grain, smoke, chocolate maybe, smells good Taste: very thick malt backbone, small amount of caramel sweetness, has a strong bitter finish, smokey, Palate: heavy mouthfeel, average carbonation, bitter aftertaste Overall: definitely an imperial beer, heavy thick mouthfeel, nice aroma, decent taste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
AirForceHops (7793) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 6, 2015
22 oz bottle. Purchased at One Stop Market. Deeper ruby color that shows a brighter red when held to the light. Some moderate head retention that sticks to the side of the snifter. Aroma is caramel and brown sugar with a big pine influence.
GIJOE (1256) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUL 24, 2014
The mouthfeel has a syrupy sticky texture that coats my tongue. That is not a huge problem because the pine resin and grapefruit zest really does the job to cut through the sweet malts and sugar. The bitterness lingers and it has to balance the brew. Jeez, after sipping it I didn’t notice the alcohol at all until to was room temp. And that all the pine really gets to be a bit over the top. Overall this is a one trick pony but that one trick is done very well.
Pours a hazy brown with a thick, frothy, tan head that stays long. Sticky lacing. Nose is hoppy, notes of pine. Taste is bitter with a nice malty backbone. Medium body. Lively carbonation. Good brew. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2014
22oz bottle. Large beige head atop dead-yeasty-hazed copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, pine/grapefruit, light spicy, alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some pine, grapefruit, toffee. Medium body, light stickiness, resin. SpringsLicker (3677) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Cloudy dark amber body with a tall, long lasting, off-white head.
Sweet cotton candy molasses aroma.
Lots of sweetness and bitterness in the flavor. Reminds me of Arrogant Bastard. Heavy, sweet and coarse bitterness. OK if you like this style. mcox90 (2131) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Sampled at Julio’s Spring Beer Fest. Poured a hazy reddish amber with a 1/4" beige head. Sweet caramel malt aroma, backed by pine resin. Flavor is that nice balance of hoppy bitterness and malt sweetness. Full bodied with a resinous coating on the tongue.