Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Pours an almost clear amber golden with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel and....fish? Somehow very British. Light in body, notes of caramel, fruit and vitamin-C - and perhaps some overripe sweet fruit also. Very discreet bitterness in the finish. 160808
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JUL 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(500 ml bottle (best by end of 1/08) from Tully’s) Pours slightly hazy caramel amber with two fingers of biege head. Fairly big aroma of caramel, licorice and some pine. Even caught a few whiffs of Scotch at first. Mouthfeel fairly smooth but a touch fizzy and thin. Flavor of caramel and licorice with some pretty strong earthy and peaty undertones. More earth and peat than I’ve tasted in alot of Scotch ales in fact. Malty and peaty but a bit too weak. A pretty nice flavor profile - if only this were bigger and beefier. Bitterness builds toward finish and provides a light-medium hit at the end. More a Scotch in character than a bitter IMO but falls short with the low ABV and lightness.
daniele (5210) - ITALY - JUL 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
ambrata schiuma non molta mediamente persistente sentori erbaceiterrosi maltati tostati floreali erbacei luppolo poco in bocca buon malto tostato leggero caramello una lieve nota dolce un luppolo presente ma non molto aromatico e marcato
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy amber with tiny off white head. Sweet and hoppy aroma with herbal notes. Sweet flavor with herbal and caramel notes. Ends sweet.
yespr (30747) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50 cL bottle. Pours slight cloudy orange with a lacing off-white head. Apple citric aroma. Light alcohol aroma bite. Woody and dry malt flavour. Growing bitterness into the finish. Dry and towards woody flavour.
Grovlam (4152) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. [Courtesy of BelJohansen, thanks buddy] Small fizzy white head that mostly diminished. Cloudy amber colour. Fair display of lacework. Aroma of fruit, grain, caramel, hint of floral and ask like notes. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation and light dry texture. Light to moderated bitter flavour with good counter sweetness. Somewhat herbal and hoppy like dry finish.
fonefan (34282) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Light unclear light to medium amber orange color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, hay, light to moderate hoppy, grass, pine needle, orange, peat - smoke. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft to lively, finish feel is light metallic. (010408)
BorksBabe (85) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Misleading aroma. Molasses and.... wheat. Tastes like... flat soda? Water? I canít taste anything. Sad. Very sad.
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - JAN 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottiglia da 50cl allíExultate, con una pizza fantastica (mozzarella, funghi, birra, crema di tartufi); versa color rubino limpida con poca schiuma. Aroma fragrante, ben bilanciato, sapore delicato con un buon finale di luppolo convincente anche se non aggressivo, che pulisce la bocca alla perfezione. Merita.
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - DEC 30, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
25-Dec-07 (500-ml bottle, Best Before Jan-08: Purchased 23-Dec-07 for $4.99 at the Pizza Port Bottle Shop in Carlsbad, CA) Letís start with the positives. This beer has a decent flavor: earthy, very nutty, and toasty, finishing with bakerís chocolate and dry, light roastiness. Nothing too exciting, but fairly enjoyable. Similar notes of nuts, chocolate and toast in the nose, but a quick swirl releases toffee as well. Now for the not so positive. On the palate, this beer is thin, to the point of being watery, and nearly flat in regards to the carbonation level. Amber-brown in color and fairly hazy, it pours with just a wisp of heading, with a few large bubbles from my vigorous pouring. Not a bad beer, but when I bought a dark beer from Scotland, I really expected more.