KyotoLefty (7975) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Imazato. Orange-amber, shiny, lacy. Nose of pine resin, grass, mint, caramel. Big and rich, very grassy, piny, minty, with full, heavy caramel. Not my thing, though not bad.
Fatehunter (1758) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a half finger of head on an amber body.
The aroma is caramel and grapefruit, but pretty faint overall.
The taste is full of caramel with some danky lemon and pine.
The texture is crisp with soft edges.
An enjoyable brew.
gramity (1581) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear amber gold with white head. Nose and taste of caramel malt, pineapple husk, wet grass and dry resin. Finishes very dry abrasive resin. Lighter body
cblado (292) - Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a goldenrod color, thick pearly head, nice lacing. Aroma is bitter hops, some caramel malt. Flavor is bitter hops some malty aftertaste. Overall not bad.
Sebilinz (1174) - Linz, AUSTRIA - NOV 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thanks to Fonefan. Aroma is herbs with some malts and some floral hints. Taste is caramel malts with pines. Aftertaste is very well balanced between malts and hops. Nice and unique it would have been even better if fresh.
harrisoni (15649) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Borefts. Clear amber. Hoppy some American malt. A little less than fresh. Too much caramel malt not enough hop
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle -
Aroma - floral hops, caramel malts, some tropical fruit notes
Appearance - copper body, 2-finger light tan head, above average retention, light lacing
Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation
Flavor - light fruity notes, heavy bitterness but ragged.
Overall - Kinda like trying a super-super hot hot sauce. Yeah it’s hot but lacks flavor. This is bitter, but it lacks character. Not bad.
DSG (8665) - Tel Aviv, - OCT 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[9/27/14] Bottle sample at Borefts Beer Festival 2014 in Bodegraven. Thanks potjebier. Clear amber. Aroma of piney hops, kinda stale, and some malt. Flavor has some sweetish malt and bitter hops, piney, a bit stale. Medium-bodied.
Theydon_Bois (13462) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at BBF ’14, 27/09/14, thanks to the supplier.
Clear amber with moderate off white spotting.
Nose is pine, earthy tones, apricot, bitter orange.
Taste comprises earthy hops, caramel malt, pine, orange pith, grapefruit, tea bags.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
So so IPA, lacks citricana and hops for this Bois.
Benzai (11028) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from bottle shared by potjebier @ Borefts 2014 day 2. Clear orange golden color, medium to full sized rough but decently lasting off-white head. Aroma is malts, hops, lightly fruity. Taste malts, hops, lightly fruity, grapefruit lightly, mainly bitter hops. Medium body and carbonation.