badgerben (4399) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark copper color with a medium head. Strong caramel and toasted malt aroma. Seems like it could be peppery, both black and green. The taste is a wollop of malt, toast and burnt caramel. Light coffee, dry fruits, and some dark sugar. Rides the balance of dry/toast/roast and sweet sugar. Not nearly as full and gut filling as a 12% typically is.
Foffern (1208) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with (and great courtasy of) the fantastic Bergen tasting crew with such stars as ClubGonzo, Inbreak and Palme, and the mighty StoreMy. Has a bright and clear amber colour with a small off-white head. The aroma appears to be very spicy and is reminiscent of herbal spices. In addition, I sence leather, wood and pastries of all things. Towards the end there’s some perfume and alcohol. I find spices also in the flavour. The taste is sweet with rubber, wood, and some roast, biscuits, beech wood and peat. The beer is smooth and soft in the mouth with a nice balanced medium bitterness. This is truly a unique and interesting beer.
HenrikSoegaard (10530) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter wonderfull flavor. Long moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.
77ships (3763) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
37.5 cl. corcked & caged bottle @ Delirium Hoppy Loft // bottle nr. 779 / 7902 // bottle on 26.12.2011 // ingredients include extra pale malt, liquorice, heavily toasted oak, chips, cacao, coffee & smoked malts, oh dear // apparently it is supposed to be a blond imperial stout (?) // clear textbook amber with an off-white head // smells very sweet, very heavy on honey, cinnamon, lots of caramel, fermenting honey, sweet thistles (or something akin to that), some sweet, weird honey concoction, alcohol // taste is very, very weird, sweet, sweet, honey heavy, fermenting honey, anis, nectar, sweet caramel, oatmeal cereal, honey-coated grains, going into a bitter, thistles, herbal aftertaste, very bitter, thistle (taste really reminds me of how thistles smell & feels like nettled plants going smoothly down), lasting bitterness in the finish,… // no imperial stout, that is for sure, mix between a barleywine & American strong ale perhaps // sticky, honey syrup body, oily // rises to the head, faster than you would expect // this is very weird but I enjoyed it, unusual that is for sure the case
onystrom (1319) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear light amber color with small head. Very full smooth palate. Flavor is sweet with a bitter finish.
Rasmus40 (11198) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, chili and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish. Oily. 010512
chrisv10 (11120) - DENMARK - MAY 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 11.8%. Clear pale amber with tiny off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, spices, chili and alcohol. Flavour is malt, fruit, berries, rip fruits, alcohol, dried fruits, little caramel, chili and pepper.
saxo (14044) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are herbs, vegetables, chili, caramel and hops. What an oddball.
BoBoChamp (5443) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
38cl, new exclusive Scottish brew Anno 2011, from Geers Oostakker, complex brew, sweet/malty and slightly spicy/alcoholic, heavy, not balanced, clear, nearly no head, nice brew, yet very expensive!
gunnfryd (10540) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden amber colour with a beige head. aroma is alcohol, caramel, raisin, malt. Flavour is cocoa, hop, alcohol, raisin, malt, dried fruits. full body. Rough nice beer.