ComradeK (1070) - The Vale of Dundas, - JUN 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle. Pours a hazy medium amber, with a smallish off-white head, which lasts well and leaves reasonable lacing. The aroma has strong pine resin and floral hops notes set against a fair amount of sweet alcohol, some berry notes and toffee malt. Powerful white pepper and pine resin hops up front lead into warming, sweet alcohol. There is a touch of Vegemite leading into some toffee malt in the mid-palate, with peppery hops, port and sweet alocohol in the finish. BrewDog make a lot of quite out there beers, most of which they pull off with aplomb. This one, however, is a bit of a miss. The hops flavours are actually quite pleasant, but they are dominated by the massive 14% ABV. If it was an imperial stout, it could handle that amount of alcohol, but in this imperial IPA it dominates the flavour way too much.
daje (2724) - NORWAY - JUL 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark Amber body with a tiny beige head. Aroma is strong hoppy with a rich plum note. Taste of burned wood, flowers, pine, apricot. Spices in swallow. Feeling of eating heated marmelade with prunes. In a good way.
rouhlas (1129) - GREECE - JUN 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From old notes. From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Amber orange color with off white head. Malty caramel aroma, hoppy, citrusy fruity, piney. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma, alcoholic. Medium oily body with soft carbonation
josanguapo (261) - SPAIN - JUN 10, 2015
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
In Duvel glass, playing KB Dark Side. Undrinkable. Pure alcohol. One of the worst beer I’ve ever tasted, if it can be called a beer
nilsas (2319) - Bryne, NORWAY - APR 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lukt: Vinøse toner med sterkt innslag av krydder og honning.
Utseende: Gulbrun farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Lite skum, ring langs kant.
Smak: Fin anelse av vinøse toner, krydder og honning.
Hvor: Kjøpt@VP Kvadrat, Nydt@Lokal tasting med Bryne.
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@14%, Når@24.04.2015
tmrmwel (1290) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Old rating. Batch #185. Pours amber, with a small creamy head. Aroma is tropical hops, roasted malts with caramel and a whiff of alcohol hotness. Flavour is sweet roasted malts and hops, before the hoppy bitterness kicks in with orange peel and grapefruit lingering throughout the finish.
andrew_drinks (234) - Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG - MAR 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the BD online shop in 2012... and finally consumed in 2015. Pours slightly turbid, a deep orange like Seville marmalade. Has a classic ’old IP’ nose of candied peel, a mix of caramel and sugary citrus. Medium carbonation. Toothsome sugariness, some more marmalade, barley sugar, boiled sweets, a bit of burnt orange tang. Firm bitterness to finish. Clearly way past its best but actually quite a pleasant drink, like a soft, very fruity barley wine.
Florya (861) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
How: Bottle Appearance: amber, small white head Aroma: grape, sweet berries, honey Palate: medium body, low carbonation.
Gurthnar (3022) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, aged ~2 years to see what happens. Best before 05/06/2017. Aroma rich malty, fruity, raisins. Lightly hazy orange-amber colour. Taste is pretty strong alcoholic, high hopping still evident, but rather citrusy, zesty, and receding to background. Full malty taste, result similar to american barley wine. Interesting development, showcasing the hops (un)aging.
MisoW (2294) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle by Gurthnar. Pours hazy deep orange color, lightly beige head. Aroma of honey, citrusy, malty, fruity. Taste is sweet, medium bitter, orange, malty, peach. Lot if alcohol in the end.
mabel (7315) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[6471-20140708] Bottle. Light caramel toffee aroma. Clear, golden amber body with a quick foamy off-white head. Sweet boozy toffee and caramel wood flavour. Medium-full body. Good. (8/3/7/3/14) 3.5.
(Tasting at cgarvieuk’s, w/ him, BenH, jercraigs, Stuu666, others)
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