fiulijn (15780) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clean dark brown color; thin creamy head. Aroma of malt, caramel, roses, Full mouthfeel, malty, with toffee and a lot of caramel, ending with a good hopping (strong and partially resinous), and light roasted malt and roasted nuts. Original. Solid. Dangerous.
yngwie (14703) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Deep copper in color, with a dense, beige head. It has a sweet aroma with some alcohol, malt and a good dash of hops. The flavor is malty and sweet, with lots of piny and fruity hops in it, some alcohol too. Fullbodied, very bitter, hoppy beer, with a lightly roasted note and some alcohol in the finish. Hop-heaven in a bottle. (060513)
Travlr (14475) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft courtesy of the Churchkey crew, thank you gentlemen! Very dark maroon color, medium beige head. Aroma of caramel. Taste is sweet and peppery. OK.
saxo (14424) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is ruby amber. Aroma is rich and complex. Taste is sweet with spices and fruit. Alcohol in finish.
Dedollewaitor (14259) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber/brown with fine creamy off white head. Aroma and taste has Caramel & chocolate -roasted malty sweetness. Alcohol and dark fruits (prunes/plum) - warmth. Filling body. Light Hoppy lasting finish! Another great product from Avery!
Theis (14037) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear deep reddish/brown - offwhite head. Malty, roasted, sweet, ryebread, nuts, caramel, hoppy, complex.
MiP (13995) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at EBF08. Good caramelly hop aroma. Clear dark chestnut colour. Small head. The flavour is caramelly, OK spicy hoppiness.
TBone (13363) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ruby red, small expresso head. Coffee nose, a bit rye and barley in it. Medium-bodied, roasted, a bit ryeish flavor with some cold coffee in it. Hides alcohol perfectly.
Oakes (13138) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 20, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown-amber colour. Toffee & dark fruits on the nose with hints of alcohol. Toasty, breadcrusty earthy strong ale with an overriding hop character.
Leighton (13033) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Pours a dark, reddish-brown with a firm, lingering tan head. Considerable lacing as the level receded.
Aroma: Nicely balanced between sweet, caramel notes and bitter hops.
Flavor: Flavor is at first sweet and malty, then quickly turns happily bitter with some nice, piney hop flavor. On the swallow, the bitterness prevails, leaving the mouth with a pleasantly bitter, sticky aftertaste. Some notes of toffee and burnt malts, adding to the bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium to medium-big in body. Light and fine carbonation. Slightly warming going down.
Overall Impression: Overall I was very impressed. A beautifully struck balance between malt sweetness and hop bite.
Comments: Bottle pour.