durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another generous treat from OldStyleCubFan. Yay, Todd! Pours reddish brown with head on the small side. British hop and malt character, with the hops not surprisingly washed out a bit, but in a way that makes sense. Nice, almost flat palate, but in a good way. Fun beer.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Santa! Box arrived during a party, so why not open this up? Light cottony nose, muddy mustard with a bright slick white head. Cracker malt and a touch salty, subdued earthy hops. Thanks.
jtclockwork (6901) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber with white head. Nose is hops, caramel malts and ocean? Perhaps, it’s just psychosomatic but I think I smell ocean. Anyway, taste is caramel malt and nice hop balance.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks so much to Todd for sharing yet another awesome treat! Cool ass homebrew label on this one, a nice contrast to the sleek Euro design of the previously sampled BrewDog. Hazy copper pour with moderate carbonation. Crisp and mildly faded hops in the nose (old IPA indeed). Just a hint of citrus there too. Mouthfeel is nice and smooth, almost casky. While the hops are certainly not very bright, the flavor was enjoyable even so, with no hints of bland oxidation but simply a mellowed brew that was comfy with its chewy malts and bitter hops. Cool idea for a beer, nice drinking too.
jgb9348 (4436) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice caramel coloured body with a thin tan head and a bit of opacity and a few bubbles rising. Aroma of oldish hops, tons of malt, alcohol, raisins, nuts and a bit of pitted fruits. Medium-bodied; Relatively flat (bu that seems right) with a light european hoppiness, some mild sugars and a heavy dose of malt and alcohol. Aftertaste is nice and clean - malt coupled with a good amount of hops, showing a bit of an old ale character of must, basement and some pitted fruits - this definitely shows the journey around the Atlantic Ocean! I sampled this 33 cL bottle purchased for around US$30 at Half Time in Poughkeepsie, New York, sampled at home in Washington on Christmas in 2009.
SudsMcDuff (5644) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
paid $28 for a 12oz bottle and was quite excited to try this experiment.. Pours a hazy pale gold, with lots of white foam .. . honey, wood, pine, sea water in the mouth .. . has held up well, brewdog is awesome.. . It’s not illegal. It’s frowned upon, like masturbating on an airplane.
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - JUN 18, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
courtesy of madmitch76, thanks homie! nice pour, looks good with an ample head. the aroma is very subdued and light, not much to work off of there, untuil you swirl with you hand over the glass and then capture-sniff, then the aroma is there. the taste is surprisingly more present, nice bitterness, slightly creamy, medium body, drinks very easily, though not all that complex. though im pretty sure complexity wasn’t the focus of this brew, i believe it founds its destination.
Cletus (6322) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of jtclockwork. Pours a hazy copper with a tan head. Smells of restrained, sweet, juicy citrus, some perfumy hints, some spicy touches. Tastes of pepper, earthy, some ghostly hints of citrus, resiny touches, some tea hints. Finishes peppery and bitter. A fairly solid IPA. Too bad it’s so expensive.
vtafro (2282) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, not quite sure why these were 25$ -40$ dollars for a twelve ounce, thanks jeff for sharing. Golden pour with white head. Decent pine and citrus flavored ipa, good for 6-8$ but this is a little ridic,.
BoBoChamp (5004) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl, no mention of ABV, new exclusive Scottish brew Anno 2009, thx to Jeppe!, complex bitter brew, balanced, cloudy, small head, good brew, yet very expensive!