sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled) Hazy amber with a medium, quite lasting head. Aromatic hops (British-style) in the nose, with some added exotic fruitiness. Flavor is grainy-malty, fruity, moderately bitter, salty-woody-aromatic, and drying towards the grassy-bitter finish. Some minor gluey and roasty notes. Medium to full body with soft carbonation. Pretty good, but slightly unrefined as a whole. Feels like something you’d get by mixing aged North Bridge Extreme and Bigfoot.
TBone (12469) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (from Utobeer, no batch or BB).
Amber color, big cloudy off-white head. Caramel, piney hops and yeast in the nose. Chewey caramel malty flavor with quite robust body. Some tobacco ash, piney hops. Quick finish. Easy to drink. Suprisingly more caramelly (with sea wind touch) than hoppy bitter.
Bov (9304) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 27, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
courtesy of Laurent Mousson and Melissa Cole - clear reddish-amber colour with a persistent beige foam; aroma of dust and aromatic hops, almonds and wood; moderate carbonation and with a good malt backbone; creamy mouthfeel, quite woody and hoppy finish
cgarvieuk (14062) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 24, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2010 Bottle @ RBESG Grand Tasting 2009... Copper light fruity hop ... big big hop nose little dry ... little malt ... light salt but huge pine hop ... little toffee ... pine linger... 3.6
bottle at home ... with Douglas88 ... copper ... thin white lacing ... light sweet hop ...light toffee nose ... soft sweet toffe fruity malts ... juicy light pine ... light pinapple hop . 3.7
thebeertourist (4762) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Utobeer, ABV 8.5%. Hazy amber with a big yellowish head. Comfortable citrus, vanilla and caramel aroma and flavours. More oaky vanilla as well as vinous notes in the mouth. Dy throughout. This beer does not scream, but has a very complex personality. I rate that highly.
Theis (13288) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home - shared with Mette - rated on my new Laptop. Caramel, tobacco, chocolate, light dusty, light hoppy, wood, light sweetness, oak, dark bread, creamy body nad mouthfull, tartness. OK - but where are the hops ???
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
At Chriso’s pre GBBF Shindig ’09. Hazy gold with a small white head. Toffee malt aroma and taste, utterly dominated by a strong bitter finish.
oh6gdx (20239) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Golden beige head, medium beige head. Aroma is yeast, caramel, some woodd and mild notes of wood and caramel Flavour much the same. Rather sweet and sugary.
thewolf (11129) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grand Tasting @ The Harlequin, Sheffield.
Pours clear golden with a nice, creamy, white head. Aroma has oak, honey, pine, hops, grapefruit. Medium carbonation, great creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is wonderfully bitter, piney, oaky, light tartness and very crisp with some fat, doughy malts. Nice, long bitterness in the finish.
fonefan (34282) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33cl. @ RBESG 09 Grand Tasting @ [ The Harlequin, Sheffield, England. ]
Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, grapefruit, orange. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.