ShaneJ (545) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Plonk (Dec 2013). Milky dark brown, off white head, grassy/piney hops, chocolate malt, dry roasty finish, medium bitterness, medium body. Nice!
JohnnyJ (4400) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brown pour with an off white head. Lots of pine, roast, notes of chocolate, fruity sweetness, grapefruit, and moderate bitterness. My bottle says 5.8% abv. Good.
Sevenlee (1351) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very dark with a beige head. Aroma is malt, roastiness, caramel, chocolate, citrus and hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a moderate hoppy finish. Nice.
Scopey (7079) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the Well & Bucket, during the London Bimble. It pours cloudy ruby with a thick beige head. The nose is earthy, toasty, rich roast and charred earth. The taste is bitter, roasty, toast, earth, charred wood and peppery grapefruit with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Good flavour for the abv. Nice stuff.
daje (2556) - NORWAY - APR 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown body, big creamy offwhite head. Aroma of grapefruit, licorice, roast. Taste of caramel, pine, citrus, heavy bitterness, though a very short bitter fruity aftertaste. I feel it’s missing that final hop punch, but a bad beer it surely isn’t.
Camons (6103) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Open Baladin, Rome. Pours slightly hazy brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel fruity hops, peach, citrus, grapefruit. Flavor is rich sweet roasted malts, caramel, fruity hops, peach, oranges, grapefruit. Medium body, soft carbonation, bitter finish. 070414
wyzzywyz22 (1973) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught, 23 Club, Liverpool. Dark brown looks with a smallish tan head. Piney hop, citrus, choc and a hint of roast present in the beak. A similar yarn unfolded in the sweetish flavour with some very tidy hop bitterness. Extremely drinkable and moreish. Great stuff. Meow.
skoisirius (1717) - Earth, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Mikkeller BKK in mid-March. An interesting Italian take on the IPA. More sour hop notes than you’d be used to drinking an American or English IPA. Still hoppy, but with sour grass. Good, not my favorite.
varanid99 (532) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cola-like pour with thin, quickly fading pale brown head. Slightly floral, slightly soapy aroma. Sweet, caramel, chocolate, a little aniseed, fairly strong bitterness. Interesting
hawthorne00 (2475) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Amber with a modest pale beige head. Aroma of grapefruit, toast, a hint of chocolate. Truly bittersweet - no separate sweetness and bitterness, but lingering grapefruit and pine after sticky breadcrust and a little chocolate depart. Chirpy and engaging.