hellomisterp (58) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2010
32oz growler. Pours a dark, but attractive brown with a 1 inch head that fades away. Chewy and maltly. Malts dominate this beer. The ABV shows up at the end while hiding behind the cabonation during the initial taste. 1 pint is the right amount for this crafty beer. evr1dr (145) - Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2010
Thanks to Dave for this bottle. Pours dark crimson. Nice carbonation, but not enhancing the aroma. Some floral, ginger and resin. Decent malt backbone here. Not too hoppy. The citrus is there; just way in the backgound. More forefront is the caramel, spice and dough. Smooth finish.
There isn’t much going on here; but I don’t have anything bad to say about this beer. Not over hoppy; not too malty; no strong alcohol finish. Well done for a 9% beer at this price point.
drfabulous (8833) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Very malty, bready IPA. Hops lend to the malt. English IPA style. Musty. Ok overall. pantanap (3367) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2010
UPDATED: APR 2, 2010 12oz bottle from megamaltman, thanks John... Pours a mostly opaque cherry cola reddish brown with a fluffy head just a few shades darker than ivory... Aroma of an interplay between juicy citrus hops and a balancing caramel malt backbone. A little bit more pine comes into play as it warms... Flavors have more of a citrus hop and pine bitterness component moreso than malt but I wouldn’t say that it is not a little sweet especially through the middle. Pillowy carbonation but the flavor lacks a bit of focus overall and the astringency in the finish was somewhat distracting for me. Radek Kliber (7501) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 26, 2009
Coles – Rare Beer Festival
mreusch (858) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - NOV 16, 2009
Appearance: dark brown with ruby look , minimalistic .
Nose: Malty , brown feel with light clean hoppy touch. Good. 7+
Flavor/Palate :strong hop feel. Bitter with short malty follow up. Straight bitter brew fm Victory. Good but not great.
12oz. bottle, with thanks to mtoast for the nice bonus. Pours a clear dark cola brown with a good sized fluffy tan head and thick lacing. Aroma is roasty malts, caramel, pine and some citrus. Flavor is more pine, caramel and roasty malts. Good lingering bitterness and resin on the finish. Thanks again Hart! danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Served from a 12 oz bottle from OTM. The appearance is a deep bronze with a small dirty white head. The aromas are juicy with hop flowers and a decent roasted malt. The flavors are a bit on the syrupy side. There is a strong burnt malt in there as well. Some pepper noted build tooThe hops are very wet tasting. The mouth feel is sticky with a medium bitterness. Pipper (325) - Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2009
6 pack from North End Market. Poured into shaker. Pours a clear orange/amber with a deceptively aggressive tan head that holds and laces nicely to the finish. Pretty uncomplex with alcohol upfront in both aroma and flavor. Some background notes of light malts and a bit of dry finish with bitter hop aftertaste. A great 6 pack for sure. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Clear dark brown with a fizzy off white head. Soapy grapefruit and pine aroma and taste with decent bitterness and a chewy palate. Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Slammed this bastard from the bottle. Full body. Lots of bitterness upfront. Some pine needles and oranges and then WOAH. Holy alcohol. You can taste all 9%. Slammed a couple and felt good.