thewolf (11496) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Ølfestival, Valby, 2009.
Pours lightly hazy redish amber. A smll creamy, off-white film haed. Sweet aroma, some strawberries, winegums, yeast, raisins, vanilla, wheat, coriander and slight hops. High, prickly carbonation, a bit weak mouthfeel. Flavour is rather sweet, pretty malty, some biscuit, a touch of vanilla, plums and Belgian sugar. Okay, but Local 1 was much better.
bconley (352) - Fern Park, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the GOBF. Dark brown body. Very spicy and dark fruity. Nice hoppy initial taste. Caramel flavors were also very nice.
jjuf1853 (1278) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours a dark brown color with a ruby red hue along the edges and a billowing tan head. The aromas consist of yeast, malt, caramel, honey and spices. Wonderful mixture of flavors that include dark fruits, yeast, and malt with hints of orange peel and honey in the aftertaste. Lively mouthfeel with prickly carbonation on the tongue. Very nice!
rocbyter (1953) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAY 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet coriander aroma with a sharpness. Dark orange color with large tan head. mild malt beginning getting sweet towards the middle going back to a light alcohol finish.
HenrikSoegaard (11496) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
EBF09. Bottle. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter fruity flavor. Long nice haevy bitter finsih. Creamy palate.
drfabulous (4810) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Surprisingly dark (compared to Local 1). Malty taste. Some spice. Some Belgian ale to it. Need to re aste when cold leaves me.
Dedollewaitor (14648) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at KBH Festival, 2009. Pours a dark amber with a creamy head and lacings. Nose is sweet and spicy. Fresh and grassy hops. Some caramel and orange peel. Full bodied. ABV well hidden. Nice
hotstuff (4403) - Indiana, USA - MAY 18, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2009 Bottle at J.K. O’Donnell’s Irish Ale House (Fort Wayne, IN) - Corked and caged bottle. Small tan head with excellent retention, one ring of lacing, opaque, no visible carbonation, and a dark brown hue. The aroma came together very nicely-malt, caramel, dark fruits, spicy, and some notes of honey . The flavor was not to be outdone-malty, caramel, some notes of honey, dark fruits, spicy, and the ABV was present but not overly so at 9%. Tingly mouthfeel and medium bodied. This is one heck of a great beer and hats off to the people at Brooklyn Brewery! Wow a very, very nice beer indeed! Nicely balanced and a sipping beer for sure IMO. More than worthy of a try, would drink this again if it comes my way, and this is not a beer to be taken lightly. A beer I will remember for a long tiime. More please!
Christian (11786) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown with a lasting tan head. Fruity Belgian aroma with a little caramel. Sweetish caramel and fruity flavour. Lacks some complexity for 9% beer. Especially since I had it right after the more exciting Local 1
BroSpud (1856) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasting at a beerfest [Disclaimer: This was tasted along with many, many other beers during a tasting at Julios. Some of the details are a little hazy]. These guys know what they are doing. Good stuff.