argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 11, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2003 Dark copper body topped by a small creamy tan head tinged with orange. Aroma is intense grapefruit, medium sweet. Taste is grapefruit, chocolate, finishing alcohol-tinged grapefruit and light chocolate. Medium-full body. I could see this as one of my "Desert Island Beers" -- it's very satisfying, though not enough to stop you from wanting another one or two or six.
Rasmus40 (11523) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 171013
Leighton (11431) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2012 Growler. Well, I really liked this beer. Pours a rich, amber-red with a strong, white head. Nice, hoppy aroma with strong pine notes. Some detectable malts on the nose. Flavor is a big, cocky blend of elements. Heavy on the hops, this beer rings with citrus and piney, resiney flavors. Underneath, some good, earthy malts give the brew some considerable depth. Slight bread flavor adds to the medium to large body. Lingering, mildy bitter aftertaste. A great session ale for heavy drinkers.
4/3/2010 Update: Had a pint last night at The Pony Bar. I just marveled at the intense balance. Potent, deep sweet flavors of dark fruits a malt, right alongside some outrageous hoppiness. Wild stuff.
4/17/2010 Update: Had some this boy on cask. Yep, it’s still great.
bhensonb (11272) - 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!
chrisv10 (11250) - 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.
Christian (11218) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown with a lasting off-white head, leaving lace. Aroma of caramel, malt, toffee and citrus hops. Rich malty biscuit and toffee flavour, quite sweet with a solid bitter finish - not much hop flavour though.
jcwattsrugger (11115) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle-pours a big creamy tan head that laces with red color. Aroma is crisp sweet grapefruit hops, then peach and malt come through. Taste follows. Solid, but not too overpowering. Well balanced. Half way through the caramel starts showing. Good carbonation.
brokensail (11101) - Orange County, 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.
rlgk (11041) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2005) Nice shiny dark amber with a small brownish head. A bit maltyand fruity at first then it turns clearly hoppy. Very hoppy dry flavor, some pine and grapefruit. Even more hops and bitterness in the long finish. Lovely, but not a beer you drink alot of in one evening...
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2008 Date: 08/30/1998
Source: Beverages & More, SF
Appearance: dark amber, frothy light tan head, sudsy lace,
Aroma: earthy hop aroma,
Body: big body,
Flavor: rich malt flavor, lots of hop flavor, long bitter finish
Aroma: fresh hop aroma,
Flavor: big bold and arrogant flavor, a bit better than the bottle due to freshness
nice fruity malt flavor that is overwhelming leaving the hops and bitterness to take a back seat, now i see where the double bastard comes from, a bit of alcohol shows up after warming, best ab yet!
Source: summits woodstock
Aroma: dry and earthy caramel malt aroma,
Flavor: rich dark caramel flavor, lots of balancing earthyness,
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Mode: 3 liter bottle
Aroma: strong oxidized malt aroma,
Flavor: rich malt flavor, plenty of hop flavor and bitterness, the reduction in hops from age allows some rich chocolate emerge,
Overall: becomes a balanced hoppy old ale,
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.