Vells (652) - LATVIA - APR 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2013 Ruby red brownish with medium off white head. Lasting and lacing.
Aroma.. Quite intense fruity, malty, decent hops, pine, bit caramel, light alcohol
Bit sweet with rather intense bitterness. Dry finish
Nice beer. Really worth trying. with pleasure would repeat.
juanenka (245) - valladolid, SPAIN - MAR 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella. Presencia granate de bajá carbonatacion con corona marrón compacta y persistente. Aroma maltoso y resinoso, notas de uvas pasas y frutas. Sabor comienzo dulce y maltas caramelos, sigue astringencia del lúpulo y notas de licor y fruta madura con final seco y resinoso
Cantabrian (808) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 24, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
I tried this beer quite a while ago and all that I can recall is the unpleasant experience. Too spicy, too herbal, much more bitter than I would have expected. A metallic bite on all those herbs, as if a tin of Twinnings infusions had been dropped into the vat. Ø for søppel.
Perhaps I should re-visit this product, but I doubt it will happen, with so much good stuff being produced around, including fabulous brews by the three accused for brewing this chimaera.
Arve_Christian (3031) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet, Vika- sept 2012. Dark amber color, good foam. Aromas of hops ( pine), caramel, toffee , malt and dried fruits.
Full/ medium body & complexity. Immediate sweetness, solid bitterness- overall a litte too sweet. High quality brewing, but a bit too much malt and sweetness for my taste. Maybe I should have taken it in sept 2012...
JanLaursen (3063) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 50 cl. Almost murky dark brown with a huge orange-brownish head, ok retention. Nose is roasted malty with notes of preserved plums and licorice. Full body, creamy sweet roasted flavor, nutty, fruity hoppy, dry bitter finish. Interesting stuff
HenrikSoegaard (10480) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Creamy off White excellent fully lasting head. Dark red amber colour. Healy malty and hoppy Nice aroma. Powerfull Healy bitter flavor. Long Healy bitter finish. Creamy palate. Excellent .
visionthing (2685) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle from Vinmonopolet, Vika. Pours very deep amber with a tan head. Malty and hoppy aroma with fruits, caramel, spices, dried fruits and hints of alcohol. Medium to full body. Sweet, hoppy and fruity with a quite hoppy and bitter finish with notes of citrus. Well integrated alcohol and well balanced. Delicious beer! (2013-02-23)
Beersiveknown (2876) - NORTHERN IRELAND - FEB 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home from the bottleshop
Dark garnet-mahogany with fluffy ochre head. Very dull musty pine needles and caramel on the nose. Some initial resin up front, then cardboard, toffee and warming alcohol. Touch solventy in finish. Can see the nogneø and renaissance influences, sadly hops have long since faded.
Tejas (871) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from The Lighthouse in NC. I was exciteded to try this one even though it was priced at $10.99 for a 16.9oz.. I love Imperial Reds, sadly this one I found to be far too malty. I look for Imperial Reds to be hoppy and spicy and malty.
Bathory (458) - Bryne, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown colour with a 1 inch tan head. Aroma of caramel, nuts and spruce. Taste is leaves, raisins, spruce, some roasted malts and some caramel in the finish. Medium body and a lovley mouthfeel. Great balance is the keyword here, and the reason why this one is really enjoyable.