Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 17, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at EBF 2008, Copenhagen. Clear deep orange with a not-over-the-top sweet dried apricot fruity nose. On the tongue it is soft and sweet but with a great minty herbal flavour to set it apart and then a hot alcohol rush at the swallow. However, even then it does not taste 10.5% and is very drinkable.
gunnfryd (13844) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Lord Nelson, Copenhagen. red - golden brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, alcohol, caramel. flavour is sweet, hop, alcohol, caramel, spices, raisin. Powerful beer.
Monkeypower (172) - Odense C, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2008
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy brown/red with finetextured tarred head. Anonymous alcohol saturated aroma and a flavor of wine, alcohol, toffee, caramel and malts.
rlgk (16898) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(EBF 2008) Amber color, big creamy offwhite head. Toffee aroma, vanilla and butter. Mint flavor, some butter and some alcohol.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught@EBF 2008. Hazy, copper brown body. Virtually no head. Sweet malty smell. Ashy notes and a faint whiff of earthy hops. Massive malty-sweet flavor with lots of caramel. Spices and mild bittering hops underneath. Chewy mouthfeel. Medium body. Sweet, light spicy and light bitter ending.
harrisoni (16706) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at EBF 08. It’s not really their best style. It’s a hoppy sweet barley wine. Bit musty. Not my favourite from this outstanding brewery.
larsniclas (6475) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at EBF08.
Dark amber. Small off-white head.
Very sweet and smoked aroma.
Thick and oily palate.
Sweet and malty flavour with a lot of sweet fruits.
oh6gdx (24430) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught@EBF2008. Amber colour, mediumsized beige head, some lace. Aroma is hops, grass, mild wood, cookies and some slight alcoholic sweetness. Flavour is nuts, hops, fruits, yeast and some alcohol. Very well balanced and pleasant.
larsga (7102) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium light brown head. Deep red hazy body. Sweet deep firm malty aroma with raisin notes and a fruity background. Intense dry-sweet powerfully malty taste with raisin and sherry notes. Some straw and grain. Some alcohol heat. Dry roasty malt aftertaste. Very nice! (0.1l taster draft at EBF ’08.)
FatPhil (12760) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught (EBF2008) - thanks oh6gdx!
Beautiful sweet dark fruity hoppy aroma. Some alcohol burn, but very tasty tangy hops. Good sipper.