sonnycheeba (5968) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark red. Aroma is raisins, prunes, caramel malt, cookie malt, and alcohol spice. Flavor is spicy alcohol, somewhat thin malt profile, hefty bitterness, and plenty of dark fruit notes. Light/medium body. TattooJack (515) - Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2015
Poured from the bomber @ $5.99 (+) looks clear dark red with a white collar. Sweet and malt up front, get some hops, sour cherries, dry with some grit at the end. Strong 9% (+). fraternie (1011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2015
Thin for the style and high alcohol content , pleasant enough with its caramel malt but shows off-notes of vegetal green pepper, herbs and a metallic hop finish. arminjewell (9584) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2015
Pour out of bottle, thanks Phil! Dark reddish pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, hints of red fruits into a bit of orange peel, slight grass and pine like notes in there as well. Taste was a mix of grass, pine, hints of orange into a bit of caramel, toffee, hints of bread, finishing slightly sweet, fairly bitter. jh773 (301) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Deep amber red, one finger slightly red head. Smell is vibrant and super juicy with lots of citrus and tangy yeast notes, some caramel. Taste is woody, spicy, charred oak and roasted malt, oats, some citrus. Starts sweet, finishes dry. Refreshing fizzy palate.
ccex (1284) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2015
22 oz bottle pours a deep mahogany with big beige head and good lacing. Aroma is full of dark fruits and Belgian yeast. Taste is sweet. Body is full to medium with slight carbonation and a slightly soapy mouthfeel. This big beer did not disappoint at all. ryecatcher (1433) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Pours a deep amber, hazy, massive off-white head with ridiculous retention and exceptional lacing. Nose is big crackery malts, resinous pine, hints of Belgian yeasty funk, some caramel, candied orange peel. Mouth is big and sticky, lots of moderately sweet malty character underpinned by a tanniny bitterness, some honey, caramel, pine, grass. Not sure if this shouldn’t be qualified as anything aside from an Imperial Red (in RB speak... an American Strong) or a DIPA, because other than a touch of aroma in the nose, that’s exactly what this comes across as... all I’m really getting is hops and malt. Not saying it isn’t good or drinkable, but this thing tastes about as Belgian as Egg Foo Yung. TheSilentSaint (101) - Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Appearance: bloody red (very dark)
Head: good 1" head and remains for a while. Leaves laces behind
Aroma: caramel and hops (piney)
Feel: low carbonation in mouth, light to medium
Taste: caramel malts with mixed hops.. Chinook hop? Not sure.. Little spicy flavor as well. Well balanced and complicated. Enjoyed!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jtclockwork (16443) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2015 Bottle. Pours reddish amber white head. Nose/taste of citrus, pine, wheat and toasty malt, sweet fruits and spicy yeast. Medium body. drfabulous (7813) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 13, 2014
22 ounce bottle. Caramel and hops. Bit of sweetness. Malty. A nice take on the style.