bb (9697) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 12, 2008
Bottle. 2007. Rich toffee colored beer with a light tan head. Caramel, dark fruit, and citrus aroma. Citrus, pine flavor with lots of caramel. Not very IIPA like - the impreial red is more like it. Medium bodied. Lingering caramel, grapefruit/lemon, and some summer fruit. blipp (9598) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 7, 2011
Bottle at RBSG. Pours deep amber with a beige head. Hoppy aroma with herbal, earthy, and piney notes, as well as some sweet crystal malts. the flavor is well balanced, with sweet crystal malt and citric and earthy hops. Pretty good. douglas88 (9571) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 8, 2008
Bottle. Pours a rich rub hue with a thick orange head that quickly goes down. The aroma is awesome; very sweet candies and fruits, think those fruitcakes that appear around Christmas. The taste is also very nice; a rich and sweet body, caramel, plum, candied oranges and cherry, some chocolate, a citrus hop and a light bitter finish. Very nice. 3fourths (9357) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2007
12oz bottle thanks to CaptainCougar. Pours a rich and deep rusty red color with a standard-sized light tan head, the color of wheat bread dough. Inviting fruity hop nose, with notes of marachino cherries, blood oranges, sticky toasty malts and some fresh but light cedar. Texture is full and sticky, moderately frothy as well, with a crisp bite of snappy orange and cherry flavored hops, and a huge, heavy note of chewy, toasry Munich malts. Well made. mabel (9245) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2012
[4583-20120704] Bottle. Smoked fruit skins and candied malt aroma. Hazy, dark amber brown body with a quick creamy off-white head. Smoked fruity cheese malt flavour is thick with booze. Full body. Tasty and fulfilling. (7/3/7/4/14) 3.5
b3shine (9073) - Indiana, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Bottle to snifter (thanks Bunker). Looks solid; a semi-transparent brandish-brown with off-white lacing. Smells hot and malty. Tastes like it smells with some hops. Average on the palate. Alright. drowland (8955) - Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2009
Got this in a trade. I prize this beer for its originality and quality. Big hop aroma with a sweet malty flavor that finishes with delicious hops. Creative and yummy! Ibrew2or3 (8808) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 23, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2007 Big thanks to Degarth for letting Quake1028 and I share this one. Svesse (8731) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2010
It poured a murky red color with lasting tan head. Nice aroma of thick and syrupy malts creating a slight barleywine dark fruitiness with a pine to citrus hop backbone. The flavor is pretty malty for the style which works nicely. It starts with sweet malts and dark fruitiness. Then a drier roasted malts enter to give a nice added maltiness. After that a slight hop flavor joins the fun that is tough to pin down just which hop it may be. Nice mild beer that doesn’t represent the aggressive hoppiness indicated on the label.
(Bottle, Akkurat, Stockholm, 31 March 2010) Dark amber colour with frothy, beige head. Fruity, hoppy nose with notes of pine needles, citrus, caramel and a touch of chocolate. Fruity, hoppy taste with pine needles, black-currant and caramel. Above medium body, balanced sweetness. Generous piney bitterness. Well balanced with alcohol well hidden. Very nice one. nimbleprop (8723) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 5, 2008
Snagged this one in a trade with unclemattie. Thanks Matt! This beer looks awesome. Opaque, thick, deep copper amber color with a thin white head. Smells very sweet, caramel, candy and toffee. Also plenty of milder citrus, orange and flowers. Flavor is also very sweet, chewy grains, candy, caramel, some biscuit with only mild citrus. Heavy mouthfeel, syrupy with a balanced finish mixing sweet candy and slight citrus bitterness. Despite the heavy malts and alcohol, this was very drinkable. I enjoyed this alot.