TBone (16116) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red ruby color, small tanned head. Strong flowery hoppy nose. All hops, hops and hops with some sweetness underlying. Not very complex beer - propably heaven to hopheads, not for me.
brokensail (15774) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 10, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Very dark brown with some reddish tints (in the right light), "off-white" foam.
S: Not as intense an aroma as you might expect. Some dark fruit, caramel, and hops.
T: The first thing you notice is the intense bitterness, which I love. There are some subtler caramel flavor.
M: Great mouth feel: good amount of carbonation. The bitterness comes into play here as it lingers.
D: A great beer, but I would not call it very "drinkable". Something I’d recommend trying, however.
Oakes (15490) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2000
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2003 The best I've ever had brought some wonderful citrusy, leafy hops overtop of the crystal malt. This trend carried through the earthy body. If it's not so fresh, and doesn't have a fresh, rich hop aroma, it gets dominated by that malt and is not nearly as impressive nor enjoyable.
MiP (15253) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2008 Draught. Sweet hop aroma with some caramellized sugar. Deep chestnut colour. Light brown head, creamy and quite stable. The flavour is quite hoppy, on the brink of snapping the aroma hop flavour. Rather bitter aftertaste. Quite drinkable in spite of its ABV. 7 3 7 3 17
Bottle at GBBF08. Caramelly aroma, slightly rough. Nice clear dark chestnut colour. The flavour is also quite caramelly. Some hoppiness, quite bitter, and slightly rough. 7 3 7 3 19
chrisv10 (15190) - DENMARK - OCT 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 7.2%. Clear dark amber with medium tan head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel, little toasted and hops. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, hops, medium sweet, pine and quite bitter.
Theis (15119) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2009 Bottle - Thanks to Jan (ØLbaren). Copper - white head. High hoppy - violent, resin, grass, straw, grape, grass, dry. Not as focused as I expected. - I had this again a couple time efter... wow what a beer. It don’t get more balanced/focused, but just a lot better, still confusing. Bisquit, cookie, roasted, high hoppy, light sweetness... I love it !!!
jtclockwork (14732) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours brown. Tan head. Nose of toffee, caramel malts and bread. Taste of toffee, brown sugar, caramel and tons of malt. Alcohol is noticeable in the finish.
mcberko (14079) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2012 22 oz. bottle, pours dark golden amber with a moderate head. Fantastic aroma of maple syrup, caramel malt, brown sugar and bitterness. Flavour follows accordingly. Very nice beer, though a bit unbalanced towards the hops.
gunnfryd (14057) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Patricks Pub Kristiansand. Red golden colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt,roasted, hop, caramel. Flavour is sweet, malt, roasted, , hop, grapefruit, caramel. Full bodied nice beer.
bhensonb (13996) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 18, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of pine backed by malt. Ruby color with a extremely frothy off-white head that laces. Starts with balanced pine hop and malt. Medium mouthfeel. Really pleasant. Light carbonation. The finish is well balanced, but the hop now seems to have gone floral. Good!