tfredvik (1134) - Oslo, - NOV 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown body with a small, frothy, light-brown head that soon reduces to a thin film with a few islands of big bubbles. Fair lacing. The aroma is quite strong and is a lovely mix of malty and hoppy notes. It’s very sweet with dried fruits, a hint of slightly overripe fresh fruits, lightly roasted notes and some faint chocolate. The taste is moderate sweet and the finish has a heavy and sharp bitterness that just keeps on increasing in the long-lasting aftertaste. The roasted notes are quite evident, also dark dried fruits, some alcohol and very bitter resinous notes. Medium body, oily texture and very soft carbonation. A tasty and nice beer, but a bit too rough. I should add that my tongue was burnt by a bit too hot beef teriyaki a couple of hours before I had this beer, so probably a Coors light would have felt a bit rough too.
[50 cl bottle, enjoyed month before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]
Garlic_of_Doom (471) - SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky brown with a minimal white head.
Aroma has caramel malt, is fruity with pine and citrus.
Taste has sweet/caramel malt, pine and citrus hops.
Full bodied with low carbonation, dry mouth feel.
Long dry bitter after taste.
mkam (186) - POLAND - AUG 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark copper with a big, medium-bobbled head. Aroma of mal, caramel and hops in background - quite pleasant. Beer is full bodied, in taste mainly sweet malt notes with a bitter finish. Alcohol very well hidden - only little warming sensation in the finish. Very good strong ale.
VastActiv (2859) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Oluthuone Leskinen, Oulu. Originally rated 28042012. Colour is dark orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Sweetness, caramel, hops, fruits and malts.
marcus (6538) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from City Beer. Pours dark brown with a two-finger beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a sweet caramel maltand burnt sugar flavor that leaves a bitter finish on the palate. Interesting and tasty.
DuffMan (6798) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy at the lake, May long weekend. This beer was very much like the Red Hops, murky, earthy, with sweet stone fruit character and low bitterness. This may have been a touch more dusty. Ok.
EdInSaltLake (644) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel malty, sweet aroma and flavor. Herbal, spicy hop flavor. Pretty substantial mouthfeel.
hcalsos (205) - Rælingen, NORWAY - APR 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.5 l bottle. Light brown with a medium coarse head. Caramell, hops, prunes aroma. Liqurice, roasted, caramell and hoppy flavour.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Beerhunter111 (7616) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, Karamell, fruchtig, hopfig. Geschmack röstmalzig, fruchtig hopfig, Karamell, leicht alkoholisch.
Dr_Fellini (430) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a murky deep amber ruddy brown color with a frothy light brown head. Aroma is mostly caramel malts, molasses, bourbony, boozy. Flavor is caramel malts and booze. Not much hop profile found anywhere in the beer, but it may not be the freshest. Medium in body with a lingering sweet boozy character. Solid strong ale.
Zymurgeist2 (1030) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle to tulip. Massive grain, moderate wet grass and alcohol. Slight floral. Very hazy copper with off white head that leaves a ring and slight lacing. Old fruit and caramel. Moderate low bitterness with an astringent finish.