leaparsons (7504) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden with a persistent foam. Aromas are tropical fruit with spices and oranges and lemons. Herbal with woody, green pine and brown sugar. Flavours are sweet tropical fruit with bitter lemon and orange rind. Herbal pine with pithy, bitter grapefruit. A hoppy Christmas. Good.
Rune (6950) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2013 330ml bottle, as Voodoo Doll, 6.8 % abv, bought at Vinmonopolet Sentrum Tromsø. The body is almost clear and has got a dark golden colour. Slightly off-white head that stays and laces well. Fresh smell of grapefruit and pine. Smooth taste profile of herbs, peach, lemon and grapefruit accomplished by soft, malty sweetness. Rounded bittersweet finish. Very smooth on the swallow. A good, session-like, IPA (Tromsø 17.11.2013).
DruncanVeasey (6641) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 pack. Orange amber with a low white head. None of that peachy sweet US bollocks here; crisp hairy chlorophyll, curry leaf, dry rasping pine and tropical Starburst. Corking tropical aroma wafting with blackcurrant, lychee, guava and dried curry leaf. Classic Christmas sessions. BrewDog bang back on form, doing what they do best with aplomb. Delicious.
Skinnyviking (6240) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Low and quickly disappearing white fluffy head. Clear amber body. Peach kiwi powerful and lovely aroma. Peach dominated flavor with grapefruit notes combined with a nice dry hops bitterness that stays long in the finish. High carbonation.
Plovmand (6036) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear golden with a medium white head. The aroma is high fruity and malty with sweet exotic notes. The flavor is sweet malty and sweet hoppy fruity. Passion fruit, burned rubber, caramel, citrus and spruce.
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Benzai (5827) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Erwin van Moll @ Van Moll Brewpub. Clear orange golden color, small white to off - white head. Aroma is nicely hoppy and fruity. Taste lightly malts, hops, fruityness of pineapple and nicely bitter. Average to medium body and carbonation.
larsga (5821) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium offwhite head. Nearly clear amber body, but lots of
little particles. Grapefruit, kiwi and cat’s pee aroma with
spicy notes. Dry-sweet wooden strawberry taste with kiwi notes.
Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish wooden spicy
aftertaste with gooseberry and cat’s pee notes. Fisherman’s
Friend traces linger. Not bad, but the hop character is a bit
odd. (0.33l bottle, from wine monopoly, Strømmen.)
Svesse (5716) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught at BrewDog Stockholm, 6 Dec 2013, as "Voodoo Doll") Golden amber colour with frothy, white head. Malty, fruity nose with grainy malt, toast, apricots and orange peel. Malty, fruity taste with notes of toast, grainy malt, apricots, citrus peel and a generous floral bitterness. Medium body, with balanced sweetness. More tropical than Christmasy in my opinion, but fresh and tasty. Nice one.
rosenbergh (5595) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2013 Draught at the OlutExpo 2013, Helsinki, Finland as BrewDog Voodoo Doll.
Cloudy amber colour with a big foamy off-white head.
Fruity and piney hops, mild bitterness, sweet caramel and mild sourness in the aroma. Mild bitterness and some fruits in the flavour. One of many many BrewDog IPAs. Fizzy.
Earlier Rating: 6/15/2013 Total Score: 3.4
330 ml bottle. 7.5%. #320. BB 11/10/13. (Alko) Helsinki, Finland.
Cloudy amber colour with a small white head.
Sweet malt, some mild spices, strong piney and fruity hops, moderate bitterness and minerals in the aroma.
The flavour is strong piney and fruity hops, soap, moderate bitterness, sweet malt and some spices. It’s not exactly the Christmas time but who cares... it could be Christmas all the time.
Meilby (5573) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, pineapple, peach and tropical fruits. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long tropical fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Earlier Rating: 10/31/2013 Total Score: 3.7
Bottle 330ml @ home
Pours hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, peach, citrus, grape and pine. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long smooth, fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft