Ibrew2or3 (8814) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 2, 2016
32oz growler pours with a clear amber body that has golden hues and supports a full tan head of foam. The aroma offers up spicy hops, spicy licorice, smooth molasses, dark brown sugar and then a bit of roasted malts. The taste spicy hops, a sliver of onion like hoppy dankness and then smooth soft molasses, a thin sweet fruity ester sensation and a blend of brown sugar, toffee and spicy sort of candy sugar. I’m not sure the words express how well this is actually working. Toward the finish it gets a thin layer of sweet breadiness too. Pretty cool experience and a tasty sipper. bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 20, 2016
Draft. Copper beer with a dark cream head. Grapefruit and light pine aroma with light caramel. Grapefruit and light pine flavor with light cocoa. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and light pine lingers with caramel and light cocoa. Tstamba (786) - Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Taster. Beautiful liver chestnut color with foamy tan head. Hop forward with big citrus and pine notes. Well balanced with smooth bitter finish... Good one!!! ARH (1165) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2014
On tap poured into a sampler glass. The notes are a very pleasant combination of tropical fruits, roasted grain, and juicy citrus. It pours a deep, rich, clear, woody brown-orange with lots of soft, fuzzy white head. This retains and laces really nicely. It’s a well balanced medium / medium-high sweet and bitter. The texture is viscous and thick with lots of soft, fuzzy carbonation. The full body finishes with orange, sugar, and bread crust. The alcohol is surprisingly well hidden. The aftertaste is a dry rye note which lingers, but it’s fresh and clean. johnnnniee (4411) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Review from notes, sampled 2/23/2008
Received this in trade from jaustin72403 Thanks for the opportunity.
Pours a solid brown with ruby highlights when held up to the light. This off white head that dissipates quickly but laces the glass on the way down. Aroma is piney citrusy grapefuity hops with some caramel malt in there too. Taste follows the smell but adds a sharp rye twang to it. Hop bitterness hangs in there long after each sip. Great brew, I really enjoyed it.
Leighton (22284) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2010
Tap at Blind Tiger. Pours a dark amber, shiney, with almost no head. Has a dynamic aroma consisting of toffee, caramel and both citrus and piney hops. Flavor is very sweet, with some ripe fruit notes and toffee, along with bready malts, and finishing with some citrus hops. Medium in body with smooth carbonation. Very good beer. TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2010
Tap at Blind Tiger. Poured a dark caramel brown with no head. Nose is hoppy malty and sweet. The mouthful is a bit watery but that is deceptive as the flavors although a bit disjointed are full bodied. Rich ad malty, with a hint of the abv. Lots of hop notes and a strong bitter finish. Big and solid. j12601 (13091) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2009
Cask at Barcade. Pours a clear brown with ruby highlights. Sweet, plum, candy. Thinner than expected, right around medium body. Sweet, malty. Light bitter finish.
SacSirPlato (19) - New Buffalo, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2008
Maproom in Chicago: Deep copper, reddish hue. The nose is a big complex array of toffee and big piney, spicy hops. Taste is bready, caramelly and big on citrus hops. Creamy palate. Finish is dry and bitter. This is great and very drinkable! PilsnerPeter (3050) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2008
Tap at Barcade: Very dark amber pour with an off-white head. Rich piney nose with toffee, grapefruit, rich rye character giving it a bakery bread hint. Cream and silky body. The flavor has some dark-grain bread notes upfront- toasted pine needles and just the perfect balance of soft yet chewy rye malts and resiny hops. The finish has a citrus-rind bitterness. Nice stuff.