onystrom (1315) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber color with okay head. Flavor is sweet, malty with some fruit and raisins dark sugar, quite sweet and light bitter.
heavy (2046) - Split, CROATIA - AUG 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
15/08 0.75 l bottle courtesy of ogivlado, thanks for sharing! It poured hazy reddish brown body with big head. Rich caramel and yeasty aroma. Slightly fruity as well. Weaker, but fine flavor of some dark malt like caramel, brown sugar, sweetish, slightly yeasty. Medium body with quite long fine sweetish and slightly sour finish. Not bad, though expected more, and if you rate it as a style it’s rather simple.
Marko (3724) - Split, CROATIA - AUG 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Damn, only noted it down as Collesi Imper Ale, but I’m pretty sure it’s the Rossa
This poured a brown, slightly amberish body with a very big slightly off white head that went away slowly. It opened with a huge pop, literally making a little dent in my ceiling... Fresh but very dusty aroma. Soft malty, yeasty taste, drinkable, light roast, slightly flowery, very light acidity. Ok.
ben4321 (3356) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Location: 750 ml bottle, 8/19/11
Aroma: The nose is mostly sweet fruits, with some caramel, wood, and yeast as well
Appearance: It pours a hazy reddish-amber color with a bubbly brown-beige head
Flavor: The flavor is rather sweet as well, with some light yeast presence
Palate: The body is fairly light, and it would be fairly drinkable, except that the overly fizziness
Overall, I didn’t love this beer. It’s overly carbonated which inhibits the drinkablility, and it doesn’t have a ton of depth of character beyond the sweetness. I didn’t love it.
Ernest (5929) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially small to average sized, frothy/fizzy, off-white to light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is hazy dark amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, cookie), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of gum, plum, candy sugar.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively/fizzy carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
Meh. My least fave so far (only haven’t had the Nera yet)...just smells like candy/gum. Not as sweet as feared from the nose, but as with the other Collesi brews, pretty forgettable and not even close to being worth the high price tag.
jcr (2101) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750 ml. Great looking bottle. Stylish. The typography is contemporary like something you’d see on a trendy nightclub’s logo. The beer, unfortunately, is average at best. Cloudy deep brown body with a beige head. Delicate (that means wimpy) aroma of overripe fruit, toasted grain, Belgian yeast. Some spiciness. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation. The taste is dominated by raw grain and yeastiness. Some hint of clove and basement. Disappointing.
faroeviking (10299) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUL 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
De botella. Malty sweet dark fruity. Sweet malty caramel dark fruity like aroma. Ok mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet with well toasted caramel and malt, dark fruit.
Rasmus40 (8926) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, dried fruit, yeasty and dark sugar. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 020711
chrisv10 (9454) - DENMARK - JUL 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown/orange with medium tan head. Flavour is malt, dark fruits, caramel, yeast, hops, little nuts and a little bitter.
omhper (18374) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at Københavnske Øldage 2011. Cloudy amber, small head. Mild perfumy nose. Mid sweet with rounded mouthfeel. Pears and raisins, some dough. A malt character with depth. A laid back, pleasant ale.