POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very malty ale and it tastes of dark Nelson hops. IPA with a good hop profile.
Garry_Evans (31) - HONG KONG - JUN 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Dark reddish brown with short-lived frothy white head. Beautiful aroma of orange, sweet caramel, chocolate. Soft on the palate with layers of taste starting with chocolate, bran ending with long hoppy finish. Tasty and complex.
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RCx240 (82) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark amber with off white head. Good head retention. Scent of hops, bread, and pine. Taste is hoppy, notes of caramel, vanilla, and pine with a trace of roasted coffee. Pine, caramel and coffee notes linger on palate. Strong carbonation, with a thick and rich mouth feel. Overall a pretty good brew.
Holmen2 (1222) - NORWAY - JUL 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
NOK 175 at Bøker & Børst in Stavanger. Fortunately not my round. Dark amber. Dense beige head. Aroma of bitter grape fruit and orange marmelande. Similar taste, with caramel. Bitter aftertaste. Well balanced.
UXO (407) - CANADA - JUL 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep ruby with a loose finger of off-white head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim and spotty lacing. Nose is caramel malt, floral and herbal hops, slight fruit. Taste follows suit, with caramel leading the way and a bitter finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation, slick and slightly syrupy, with a dry finish.
Fairly middle of the road IPA, with a little more sweetness than I prefer. The floral/herbal hop profile is also less my preference than the pine/citrus side of the hop spectrum. That said, it’s a decent enough example of a hoppy red ale.
suurjuust (1221) - ESTONIA - JUN 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared by martjoobolut, thanks! Red beer, tan head. Nose is citric, caramel, malt, pine, woody notes. Flavor is fruit, citrus, caramel sweetness, malt, solid hoppy bitterness in the finish. Dry mouthfeel. Nice brew.
elbernays (620) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home from Drinkstore. Pours ruby red with tan foam head. Floral, herb hops aroma. Toffee, caramel, bread malt base with perfume. Sharp pithy bitterness. Carbonation a bit strong which leaves a long lasting dry aftertaste. Full flavour with slick mouthfeel. Good
martjoobolut (934) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,5L bottle. Pours deep red with light tan head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is pine, malt and caramel. Taste is pine bitter, caramel, fruits, and malt. Finish is pine bitter and caramel. Overall: nice brew.
Scopey (7396) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Taps KL. It pours cloudy deep red with a thick light tan head. The nose is bitter-sweet, juicy pine, red fruits, mild toffee, pine needles and varnish. The taste is bitter, piney, varnish, leather, red fruits, caramel, pine needles, toast, alcohol hit, citrus peel, resin and pepper with a lingering bitter finish. Medium+ body and fine carbonation. Punchy and bitter. Very nice stuff.
Smalle (156) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Delirium. Massive caramel on the nose, with a good quantity of hops. More hops in the taste and especially the finish, but the caramel continues to dominate. Absolutely enjoyable beer, well balanced, but a bit too sweet for my taste.