GenkiGonzo (1061) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Brewdog Edinburgh. Pours like a ruby whisky. Super malty aroma. Really surprised that it actually tastes like a beer rather than a spirit. Loads of burnt orange. Very smooth.
TychoJames (1060) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Provsmakning örebro ölmässa. Bärnstensfärgad. Spritig doft. Känner bara i ångorna. Knäck, russin och malt.
Söt och soritig smak. Sirap knäck malt
phredrik (1024) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - MAY 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Enjoyit. Pours amber with no head. Aroma is nice and hoppy, lots of simcoe, grape, pine, citrus, caramel. This is just an IIPA on steroids. Like in Tactical Nuclear Penguin, the alcohol is very well hidden in the aroma. But the taste has a massive alcohol burn, massive hoppy bitterness, lemon zest, high alpha acid hops. I like Tactical Nuclear Penguin better.
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a light ruby red when held up to the light. No carbonation. Appearance seems quite oily as it coats the side of the glass. Huge initial aroma of dried apricots. Some honey, resiny hops and alcohol in the back ground but for me it is all about the dried apricots. Taste is initially quite bitter followed by alcohol burn and more hop bitterness. Resiny hops dominate the finish and hang around for a long time. Mouthfeel is quite full and oily. Definately better than expected.
kalervo (1014) - FINLAND - MAR 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Interesting curiosity, tastes like beer, not like any kind of spirit I have tasted. Malty, rich. Surprisingly not very alcoholic taste.
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Clear ruby brown with no head.
Aroma: Fruit cake, resinous, treacle, liquorice, spice, spiritous, dried fruit, subtle grapefruit.
Taste: Medium sweetness and bitterness with low sourness.
Palate: Very thick smooth texture, thick body, no carbonation, lingering, dry, fruit cake, treacle, liquorice finish with citrus pith notes and a lot of alcohol warmth.
Comments: Good. More like a liqueur. Batch 917.
Mesjasz (1002) - Lodz, POLAND - APR 15, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Aroma of honey, caramel and full of alcohol. Taste is bitter, light sweet. Very boozy flavor, harsh and hot. Also some herbsherbs, caramel and hops. Hard to drinking.
espenra (994) - Kurland, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
4cl sample at Håndverkerstuene. An amber, bordering on red colour with no head. Needless to say the alcohol is the first thing that hits your nose, but there is hints of cherries, caramel and oak as well. The flavour is very bitter and strong, and at 41% ABV it should come as no suprise. The alcohol is the most noticable feature, but there’s also notes of toffee, caramel and brown sugar. A fun beer for sure, but I still think that Samuel Adams Utopia is better.
Mad_Ferret (992) - SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper amber with no head.
Malty sweet boozy aroma with toffee, caramel and heavy alcohol plus maybe a hint of dried fruits.
Taste is sweet malty and heavy boozy with caramel, toffee and licorice and herbs.
Full bodied with no carbonation.
Tasty but very boozy and burning.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle split 6 ways. Foggy burnt amber pour with zero head. Nose of dog food and deeply resinous hops with some candy. Not nearly as hard on the nasal passages as the TNP. I don’t even know how to describe the taste of this stuff. It was resiny, very, very resiny with a big licorice kick and a sticky cough syrup finish. There’s no benchmark for evaluating things like this.