czar (6944) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle shared by albatross, thanks mate! pours hazy dark golden, almost light brown, with a reviving light beige cap, leaving creamy lacing. sweetish spicy caramel maltiness, spicy cakeyness, toasted nuts, pine and its resin, mint, pepper. light carbonation, light to medium body - oily, almost balanced - slightly harsh - spicy-resinous finish. nicely executed.
Sjoerdve (101) - - DEC 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, half litre. Great smell and combination. The hop's are greatly combined. The new Zealanders are great at the hoppy beers. Would recommend
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mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[6125-20140117] Bottle. Hearty toasted orange peel aroma. Hazy, dark orange brown body with a quick foamy white head. Bitter toasted orange peel flavour. Medium-full body is quite bitter. Tasty. (7/3+/8/4/16) 3.8
Overheard: "I didn’t get the hometown bounce."
andrepintado (2424) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - DEC 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle from cerveteca Lisboa. Color is brown red. Head is thin and persistent. High bitterness, some sweetness. Medium body. Slightly oily. Aroma is hoppy, herby, coffee, bubblegummy.
esp0r (2621) - NORWAY - DEC 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Dark amber, big creamy light tanned head. Smell of ripe fruits, dark malts, dark fruits, hint of spices, pine and resins. Medium sweet, fruity, more ripe fruits and dark malts blended nice together with woody and piny hops. Heavy bitter finish, alot of resins. This beer has a solid malt base with rich fruity flavors which works well with the hop bill. Excellent stuff
SinH4 (2080) - Garching, GERMANY - NOV 29, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful clear ruby color with medium head. Tropical fruits, mango, but also ananas and pines. Good caramely malt backbone. Taste is a great balance between hops and caramel, finish is dry and bitter. Smooth carbonation. I personally like red ales, and this one is a great mixed style! 8wired continues to amaze me.
GuideDogSaint (999) - Xiamen, CHINA - NOV 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the bottle at a tasting at Tap 66, Xiamen. Pours red brown with a white head. Aroma of pine and sticky toffee. Sweet finish with a little bitterness.
MarcoDL (3627) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Copper color. Very hoppy aroma. Taste is very hoppy as well, with a touch of amber and some caramely iron. Bitter and dry aftertaste. Nice beer.
Gerardgathier (511) - - NOV 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hoppy hoppy hoppy, Nice full bodied beer with a malty backbone. Good solid brew
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Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: A nourishing, sweet and bitter burgundy ale. A bit harsh and heavy. Ok.
How: Bottle 500ml, consumed when probably not fresh enough... (but soon after I got the beer through private importation).
The look: Cloudy ruby-copper body topped by a large beige head with medium retention.
In long: The mostly hoppy nose is very resinous and very piney along with strong toasted notes. In mouth the beer has a thick foamy-yeasty texture with a very active carbonation. Taste is a bit harsh. There is a lot of toasted malts, plenty of caramel, a strong yeast presence, sweet berries jam, earthy old wood, fruits seeds, assertive piney bitterness, sticky resin. This is a tasty beer that is everything but refreshing, it is nourishing, heavy, aggressively bitter, rather sweet. Meh, not my thing, not sure why I bought this, I will now get someone to buy beers for me because I’ve finally decided I cannot trust my own judgment, and now I’m cannot decide if I can trust my lack of trust of my own judgement, this is the beginning of a long process.