nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Pre-ZBF 2010. Generously poured taster. Still golden with a handful of bubbles in the glass. Amazing nose of hop oil, fruits, caramel, toffee, pine and alcohol. The flavour is extremely concentrated - syrupy caramel, toffee and hops and hops and hops....The finish is huge with a lingering hoppy yet whisky finish and a noticeable warmth from the alcohol. Hype and gimmick aside this is extreme yet something very drinkable.
joergen (22394) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at PapsÝ.
Clear orange red coloured with a small off white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of grass, hops, pine needles and alcohol.
Sweet flavour of caramel, hops, grape fruits and alcohol with notes of pine needles.
Warming alcoholic and dry hoppy finish.
TBone (13446) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 3, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled 4cl sample @Beer Hunters, Pori
Deep ruby-copper color, no head. Very strong nose: pine, pine needles, fresh hop pellets, herbs and alcohol. Thick palate, but a bit thinner than in TNP. Very hoppy bitter front. Flavor has mainly licorice, salt and resin. Very warming, almost burning aftertaste - like drinking Vodka schnapps. 4 cl is more than enough. TNP is actually quite good beer, but donít believe the hype with this one.
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - APR 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks yespr. Clear reddish amber with no head. Sweet aroma with alcohol, toasted malt, dried druits and hoppy notes. Extremely sweet flavour with ripe fruits, caramel, loads of hops, pine and plenty of alcohol. Finished bitter and sweet. Boozy stuff. I liked the Penguin being dry but this one was way to sweet Iím afraid.
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 1, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. A hazy dark red beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has strong notes of hops, citrus, and alcohol, as well as medium notes of caramel, but also a bit of dextrose - a bit of a drawback. The flavor is very sweet and very powerful with strong notes of dextrose (a drawback), caramel, alcohol, as well as a good hop presence. The alcohol burns my palate. But unfortunately the hops canít hide the dextrose. Too much for my weak palate. Huge thanks yespr for sharing this low-ABV beer ;-)
fiulijn (15954) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasting at PapsÝ, thanks to Yespr!
Hazy amber color; a few thin bubbles disappear quickly. Very nice hop aroma, fruity, a bit sweaty; fine alcohol too; actually the combination of alcohol and hops gives a nice result.
There should be caramel flavor, but with all the alcohol, the attention is quickly detoured; the mouthfeel, even if not thick, is extremely oily; there is some toffee and liquorice flavor.
The bitterness is massive but purposeless, the palate, besides being busy with all this, is not so interesting; itís even a bit dusty. My mouth will burn with hops and alcohol for the next hour, I would prefer a Bowmore for that.
The aroma is very nice, but overall itís not a beer I will crave for.
yespr (33692) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cL bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a fully gone head. Aroma is dense grapefruity and peachy, sugarish/dextrose malt sweetness. Alcohol dense, overly solid hoppy and sugarish dense dextrose. Burning alcohol and dark hops flavoured finish.
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours an almost clear amber with no head. Very fat and intense hop aroma, juicy and yummy. Massive body, a slight tickle of carbonation on the tongue but the alcohol burns my lips. Very heavy on the caramel, fruity, with a massive bitterness all through the finish. A little wood and fustiness. Not exactly a "balanced beer", but as always an interesting experiment. 010410
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 24, 2010
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Ever had absenthe? Same difference. Bitter, fusel and undrinkable crap. At least it looks okay in the glass.
JohnnyJ (4750) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from bottle at Stone Bistro, my friend actually was given the last of the bottle (about 1/4 full), so got to try a decent amount of it. Orange pour, no head. Punch you in the face hop aroma, with butter and alcohol heat. Similar flavor... REALLY hoppy, some honey also. Super bitter hoppiness and alcohol. I am confused on whether I like this one, interesting, crazy beer, but I canít decide on liking it.