Cuso (6115) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Seoul Plaza, Bratislava. Dark orange golden color with thick white head. Nice hoppy aroma with grapefruit, tropical fruits, peach, alcohol, peach, apricot, pines. Moderate bitter taste with grapefruit, resin, light tropical fruits with solid caramel malty backbone. Long spicy hoppy bitter finish. Enjoyable beer.
Turboninja (229) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@Konttori, Tampere, Finland. Medium aroma with a bit artificial sweet notes of fruits like mango. Golden orange color with small/medium white head. Hazy liquid. Medium/strong smooth taste with bit artificial tropical fruits and high/medium hops. Medium taste spectrum and long hoppy and dry fruity aftertaste. Medium palate with medium/light carbonation. Overall tasteful, high quality but a bit artificial product.
MrOrla (931) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home, clear amber with medium head. Taste is very hoppy, with notes of citrus, herbs, and resin. Nice and long bitternes, very drinkanble.
Smalle (215) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Craft & Draft in Amsterdam. Aroma : floral hops, also some wet leaves (aged?). Taste: caramel, hops (floral, pine).
olio (7962) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle @ Olutravintola Konttori. No freshness info.
Pours hazy golden color with a large head. Lots of sweet tropical fruits on the nose, resinous hops, dinner malty notes and a fair amount of pine. Some alcohol on the background. Sweet fruity flavor, resinous and oily hops, lots of grapefruits, some caramel and gooseberries. Quite heavy and bitter fruity palate. Alcohol not that forward on the flavor, making this quite deceptive too drink. Maybe a bit too sweet but still good.
bookman10 (747) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep golden-copper. Aroma has some floral and some fruit elements. Flavor is strongly bitter hops, with a lot of sweetness. Not my favorite approach to a double IPA--I’d rather have more citrus and less of the biscuity sweetness.
rzymol (118) - - MAR 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with medium, white, homogenous, long lasting head of very good retention and giving a beautiful lacing. Aroma of resin, coniferous needles, flowers and peachy fruits. Taste of sweet and dense malts and biscuits countered by an intense but not over-exagerated bitterness. Petfect body and oily syrope-like palate. Reminds me of good Belgian Strong Ale. A very well-balanced drink of impressive quality, not overloaded with citral notes and example that dIPA doesn?t need to be only on the hoppy side.
fugitive (1697) - Athens, GREECE - FEB 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color hazy amber with medium white head. Aroma fruits, malt, spicy. Taste sweet, fruits, caramel, hops, spicy.
HammerTroll (853) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2015 Hazy amber color, medium sized off-white head. Bready aroma, lots of hops, grapefruit, pine. Medium to heavy bitter, well balanced, slightly sweet, medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation. Long bitter finish. Very nice.
(Pivoljub 0,33l bottle)
Gurthnar (3191) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Seoul Plaza. Aroma pineapple, fruity hoppiness, then also quite strong caramelly biscuity malt. Clear deep golden colour. Good sized head, moderate duration. Taste has relatively moderate amount of hops, both in terms of bitterness and flavour, pineapple and citruses showing among the general fruitiness. Also moderate body, with moderate caramel malt flavours. It is apparent that the journey overseas impacted the quality of this beer. But it still remains an enjoyable one.