ska (203) - ITALY - AUG 9, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2008 33cl bottle, dark golden colour and white head, alcohol notes (stronger than expected), malt and floral hops aroma, light sweet flavor, strong bitter finish with roasted notes
Yves (2271) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - AUG 6, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber coloured beer wiht medium white head and lots of carbonation. Fruity malty aroma. Full palate. Finish is roaste and bitter.
Bart (2940) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber coloured beer with some average carbonation and a large off-white head. Roasted malty and light fruity aroma. Full creamy palate. Finish is bitter roasted, light coffee/ toffee touch. Nice balanced.
rlgk (11026) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drauhgt at JJ Cathdral Pub, Firenze, Italy. Orange/golden color, small head. Malty, nutty aroma, some citrus, some bitterness. Fruity flavor, some hops, some bubblegum. Quite discreet hoppy finish.
Dedollewaitor (14036) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33cl bottle. Bought Manerba , Italy: Pours amber with a off white head. Aroma is complex:, sweet malts, liquorice & fruits. Taste is also caramel & sugar with quite a noiceable alcohol burn. Sticky & not surprisingly tough to swallow!
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2007
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
A Mes rate: 33cl bottle at the Magic_dave6 shindig at Chris O’s.
Sim picked this one up on the last visit to Italy and we took it to Chris’s for the last tating. It never got drunk so it was still there when we went for Tom’s tasting. Thankfully I had people (drunk people) to share this with so I didn’t have to drink this to myself. Golden brown with a thin white head. Sour aroma with vegetables and a smell that I can only liken to household rubbish that is waiting to be taken out. Yum. Flavour is not quite so offensive but still far from good. Very malty, slight whiskey notes and more vegetation with the expected card and corn. Amazed at the reasonable rates this gets. I thought it was plain awful.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to chris_o at chris’s hoouse. The notes are at a minimal and well quite spectacular to be honest: "Sweet dish, bloody cats, mon the maneater banter, im a legless fool im totally aff the scotch bonnets btw!"
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - NOV 7, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottiglia da 33cl comprata alla Standa in via Cesarea; versa colore ambrato chiaro con pochissima schiuma che svanisce dopo un sorso. Aroma non molto complesso di miele e alcool, sapore decisamente alcolico con qualche nota erbacea e un buon amaro di luppoli nel finale. Non buona, ma neanche cattiva come mi aspettavo che fosse.
larsga (6240) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small offwhite lasting head. Orange body with carbonation. Light fruity malty hoppy aroma. Sweet-dryish resiny fruity hoppy taste with a firm malty backbone. Herbal notes, and some honey. Very nice. (0.5 pint draft at Mulligan’s, Milan.)
heavy (2144) - Split, CROATIA - SEP 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.33 l bottle. Pours dark yellow to orange clear body with extra small head forming after pouring the beer. Aroma is very weak, malty. But flavor is quite full, pleasant, very light, exceptional. Alcohol is felt maybe just a little on tongue as sparkling. Very nice long finish, maybe just a hint bitterish after a while. Average carbonation. Very good beer, if aroma was stronger it would gain higher score.