RichTheVillan (1627) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; interesting challenge a no hop IPA, pours amber with a slight red with a frothy head that disappears quickly. You can smell botanicals and spice almost like gin. They have achieved a bitter taste but it tastes a bit like juicy fruit bubblegum that is loosing its flavour. Glad Iíve tried it!
Scopey (4612) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at BrewDog Camden. It pours very clear red-amber, with a quickly dissipating off-white head. The nose is bubblegum, candyfloss, Irn Bru, floral and spearmint. The taste doesnít quite live up to the nose: dull fruit sweetness, diet Irn Bru, light bubblegum, well hidden alcohol, herbal and peppery notes, with a dry finish. Medium body, low carbonation and slick mouth-feel. An interesting experiment for sure, but I wouldnít rush back for another...
tommann (2294) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Pours amber with no head. Aroma is sweet, floral, rubber and touches of berries. Taste has caramel malt throughout with some rosemary on the finish. Rubber on the aftertaste.
ration (1840) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
030912. Tap at Kahdet Kasvot, Tampere. Pours clear copper with a small head. Aroma lots of spices and herbs, maybe coriander and ginger. Sweet citrus taste. Carbonation seems to disappear quickly from the glass. Medium low palate. Strange stuff as expected.
joergen (18850) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Mikkeller Bar.
Clear orange coloured with a small white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, herbs and spices.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, licorice, herbs and spices with notes of flowers.
SimplySike (590) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poosr clear orange with white head.
Aroma is spicy, grape, grass.
Taste is herby, sweet, no real bitter.
This is better, maybe bit to herby.
teorn88 (1620) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at BD Camden. It pours a copper colour with almost no head. Aroma is sour and spicy, with vinegar and sage. Taste is similarly sour and spicy, with some fruitiness and cinnamon as well. Quite vinegary. Mouthfeel is thin with good carbonation. Overall, very nice soured ale with spices: Odd but works well.
AshtonMcCobb (1744) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours amber with gentle bubbles and a slim head. The nose has honey, green dry herbs, maybe mint or rosemary and spice, perhaps woodspice such as cinnamon or nutmeg. The taste has more of the honey and woodspices coming through rather than the herbs. The palate is medium bodied with a light to medium texture and a clean finish despite the sweetness. Overall, some of the notes reminded me of a beer I had that had spruce in it -
mrtavora (25) - - AUG 31, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
This race was clearly won by BrewDog, however Iím afraid itís because this beer is the least worse of the two.
The aroma is grassy and something that reminded me of Hallís Mint Drops.
First sip was ok, some orange and liquorice but not as much as the Flying Dog version. The palate was of artificial citrus flavouring and medicine.
Iím selling my extra bottles
cgarvieuk (12201) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home ... copper ... Huge off white head ... it fair foamed on pouring .. sweet sweet fruits ... peppery nose... sweet juicy fruits ... soft toffee ... juicy malts ... big pepperyness ...little rosemary? ... ok but im not sure how much i could drink