bierkoning (10210) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ RBESG Grand Tasting 2009. Malty, slightly hoppy citric aroma with a hint of seasalt. Seems massively hopped but the hop character is eased down by notes of seasalt and citrus. Malty, but absolutely dry. Excellent!
Christian (11119) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2010 Slightly hazy amber/orange with a big and lasting head. The aroma is malty with some fruit that seems to be both marmalade yeast esters and peach/citrus hops. Slightly vineous and with a note of cedar-like wood. The flavour is filled with toast and biscuit malt and lovely English esters, touches of wood and lots of hops. Very bitter finish making it a really good "English IPA". A hoppier, barrel-aged Fullers Vintage?
Borresteijn (4686) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
RBESG Sheffield 2009 Grand Tasting at the Harlequin. Hazy orange colour, white head. Aroma of fruity hops, wood, caramel. Flavour is sweet, fruity, wood, a bit salty, caramel, bitter funkiness coming through in the end. Weird.
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUL 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella, thanks for sharing this one Pinball. Unclear orange looking colour, nice medium white head leaving a good lacing. Fruity sweet hoppy woody aroma. Good mouthfeel indeed. The flavour has a very good hoppiness with wood, a pleasant sweetness, fruits, toasty malt and some spice.
Pinball (10849) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle shared with faroeviking.
clear amber, thick yellow head.
aroma is sweet, wood, malts.
flavor is sweet, wood, mailt, nice flowerty bitter hops balance.
rabidbarfly (62) - London, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Old style IPA from the Brewdog boys.
Malty, sweetness on the nose with a hint of bananas and chocolate. taste is too malty to be a big hoppy IPA but still rather drinkable!
Skinnyviking (7068) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very high and ling lasting off-whiter creamy head. Hazy orange body. Mild fruity vanilla liquorice aroma. Mild and relatively sweet fruity vanilla liquorice flavor with grassy notes: Low carbonation. Long dry and yet relatively sweet aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel. Alcohol well hidden.
joergen (20810) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home.
Hazy orange coloured with a medium sized lacing off white head.
Fruity aroma of liquorice, oak and vanilla with notes of hops and dried fruits.
Fruity flavour of caramel, hops, liquorice, oak and vanilla with notes of grape fruits and alcohol.
Warming alcoholic and dry hoppy finish.
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark orange with a small off-white to orange head. Aroma is dry and roasted malty, light spiced hoppy too. Caramelish and mild roasted initial flavour followed by a subtle liqourice hops like note. Crisp bitter and mild spiced. Crisp malty and hoppy flavoured finish, reminds a bit about Mikkellers Vikings Return.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in the rake. Aroma has an inital kick of chocolate malt + some toffee malts, but a lightly tannic woodyness and floral citrus hoppyness comes in and smoothes it out, some yeasty esters too. Taste is very interesting, toffee malts comes but are washed away quickly by a citrus even verging on plasticy hop character thats then cleaned off with bitterness. The alc is really well hidden here and the carbonation is very soft. I could have easily sat and drank the whole bottle in a matter of minutes, but i was working so had to go sit in the sun.