jtclockwork (17634) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2011
Bottle. Pours deep, dark mahogony with tan head. Nose and taste of roast chocolate malt, smoky black malt, caramel and spicy hops. Finish is creamy with some spiciness. Well balanced. brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 19, 2010
A: Pours an opaque dark amber color with a finger’s worth of off-white foam. Some nice lacing on the glass.
S: The smell is not quite what I was expecting. A floral, fruity aroma in the first whiff, followed by a very sweet caramelized fruit type smell. I keep flip-flopping as to whether I like it or not.
T: Similar to the nose. The initial part of the sip has some nice bitter hoppiness to it, which then goes into a sweet, caramel malt flavor. The finish goes back to bitter, but still some sweetness.
M: The body is quite full and the carbonation is actually quite abundant.
D: This was an interesting beer. I’m glad that I only bought a single instead of a sixer. It’s a nice strong ale, but it seems as though the beer can’t decide whether it wants to be a hop-bomb or a sweet malty beverage. djd07 (16289) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2009
On tap at flying saucer. Pours a very dark amber with a small frothy light tan head that leaves good sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a floral hop with nuts and caramel. Medium mouthfeel with a bitter floral hop with raisin and a nice bitter finish. Alcohol present but not too overpowering. A good american strong ale from Victory. bhensonb (15967) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours dark ruddy copper with a five finger beige/tan head. Nice malty aroma. Medium body with mild carbonation. Thins quickly. Quite spicey/gingery. Very malty. Very hoppy. Gets smooth. Always tasty. Ratman197 (15620) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2009
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, pine, and grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, grapefruit and pine with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish. BIG Hops in this one!
imdownthepub (15519) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle conditioned, 355ml from Bellingers Garage, Grove, Oxon. Dark red to chestnut with off white head. Quite caramelised early on, toffee, sweetish, this leads to a pine like hop note, quite grassy perhaps. Heady alcohol note, late fruitiness. A little mixed up. DSG (15403) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 30, 2012
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Clear dark brown color with a beige head. Roasty-hoppy aroma with some citrus, a bit of pine and floral notes. Flavor has some roastiness, light sweetness, grapefruity and piney hops and a bitter, roasty and hoppy finish. Medium-bodied. Very nice. Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2011
Bottle at Plovmand’s - Thanks. Clear brown - white head. Roasted malts, nic ehoppy, grassy, nice bitterness, chocolate, dryness, caramel. Nice bitter finish. Nice Brown IPA. Tmoney99 (15120) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Bottle from Root Cellar. Poured dark clear ruby copper color with a large frothy light brown head that lasted with good lacing. Good complex earthy hop and small malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and lively carbonation. Medium to heavy malty bitter flavor with a medium bittersweet finish with a small alcohol burn of moderate duration. This a very good complex brew.
Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2009
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a dark brown color with a moderate offwhite head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus and resin hops. Taste is very hoppy with big sticky resinous notes along with some wood notes. Berry-like notes in the finish. Medium bodied.