JohnRMurdoch (2886) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle from Valhalla’s Goat. Muddy brown, massive foamy head. Yeasty lemon caramel hop aroma. Yeast lemon caramel flavour. Sour aftertaste. Interesting but not great.
Beersiveknown (2397) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home from alesela
Pours black with pillowy beige head and aroma of lime sherbet and a touch of fruity resin. Medium body, fairly high carbonation plenty of sharp grapefruit with some earthy coffee. Quite bitter and resinous in finish. Nothing saison like really...black ipa but very sharp.
madmitch76 (13079) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
7th October 2013
Murky dark brown beer with a small pale tan head. Palate is smooth with mild carbonation. Sweet candy fruits, touch of sherbet. Light vegetal chilli pepper. Little grass. Mild heat. Light finish. Unusual.
anders37 (15300) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity spicy yeasty aroma with hints of caramel. Fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty finish.
Beese (941) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shared bottle, courtesy of mR_fr0g.
Dark brown, slightly murky with an off-white head. Aroma of grainy malt, pine needle hops and a bit of marmite. Spicy initial flavour with some cooked vegetables with some slightly astringent hop bitterness and that light saltiness again... In fairness my palate may have been burnt by a long days tasting, so it may be re-rating.
johninmelb (1117) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Corks of Cotham. Sour candy nose with lemon and candied papaya. Flavour is dryer than expected with very little of the candy coming through - more fresh hop notes of mango and orange peel with a little bit of gentle malty sweetness.
Niall73 (917) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Kris Wines. BBD April 2014. Pours a murky dark brown colour, barely any head. Aroma is yeasty, earthy, grassy, a bit funky, a bit lemony, slightly sour. It’s light to medium bodied. There’s a lot going on and I found it hard to pin it down. Anyway, there’s some lemon citrus, dark sugars, a touch of caramel - almost like a flat coke with some lemon. But there’s also yeast and a spicy earthiness to it. There’s sweet and sour and some bitterness. I liked it.
gunnar (4745) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle in Edinburgh. Pours murky brown with a small head. Aroma is herbal and spicy, dried fruits. Taste is strong spiced, some caramel malts, tasty but messy.
BenH (1996) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cloudy brown with white head. Spicy aroma, citrus, peppery and resinous. Taste of caramel, toffee, resinous and peppery. Sweet with a bitter finish. Nice
McNeillR (871) - SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky brown pour with loose beige head. Over orangey ginger white spirit nose. Spicey smooth initial taste with a really twisty spicey undercurrent, touch of tinselly cinnamon. Sultry sweetness and a juice box orange sweetness on the finish.
Bottle, Gunnar Tasting