fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, best by 28/10/09. Aroma of nuts, caramel, spicy hops, floral hops. Flavor has pretty big caramel notes as well as what reminds me of peanut shells, a bunch of jam, and rounds out with spicy and maybe slightly earthy hop notes. Not tons of hop flavor, though enough, and certainly solid hop bitterness. Lots of solid notes, pretty good stuff.
trapez (1563) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Flowers, hops and spices in aroma. Clear redgolden colour with beige head. Nice bitter hops flavour well balanced with malt.
Boutip (5950) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a deep amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of bitter hops with some great caramel malt backbone. Taste is also more bitter then expected with some nice notes of sweet caramel malt. Body is fuller then style would suggest with some great carbonation and no alcohol was apparent. Loads of character and maybe too much for the style.
probstblueribbon (3726) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl. Bottle from Bieropholie, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Clear copper with a nice light tan head.
Aroma: A good dose of rather citrusy hops, with mainly deep orange peel, a little grapefruit, toffee and caramel malts, rye bread crust, some molasses and light licorice, some dark dried fruits, a bit of pine, very typical for the style, I think.
Palate: Medium+ body, moderate carbonation with small, fine bubbles.
Flav.: Much like the nose, with plenty of marmalade, some sweet amlts, some dark dried fruits, molasses and licorice, brown/burnt sugar; off-dry with good bitterness, some pine hops and brown sugar to finish.
Quite nice for the style.
odgaard (382) - Skyum, Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark red color with a thick lasting beige head. Aroma: straw, citrus, bread, malt. Taste: very smooth, some citrusy hops, but also som flowery hops. Malt and caramel in the background. Some fruits too. Complex and well balanced. I really like it.
deyholla (10216) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Copenhagen beer festival. Poured a cloudy light brown with a light brown head. Aroma was sweet with notes of hops and spices. Flavor was bitter throughout with some sweet notes.
KnutAlbert (6713) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Copenhagen Beer Festival.
Quite mild beer, seducing hops, light body. Quite a contrast to their more extreme beers.
espenra (996) - Kurland, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
50cl bottle from Barley Wine. It poured a amber colour with a huge white foamy head that settled down slowly in the glass. The aroma is inticing and seduces you with the fresh scent of hops and some unidentified spices. It is highly tempting just to sit there with the glass and enjoy the aroma all day (or night) long. The flavour suprises as first with its bitterness and spicy tones, but soon the hops makes its precense known and you realize that this in fact completes the aroma. The sip ends with a nice lingering aftertaste after you swallow leaving you wishing for just one more sip. I really liked this beer alot. Oh, and in case I did not make it clear, I liked this beer alot and everyone, including their dog, should run out and purchase a bottle or two.
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at EBF 2008, Copenhagen. Mid amber with a good hoppy aroma. The taste is likewise dominated by the bitter flavours but it has a soft, easy palate.
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(EBF 2008) Somewhat hazy golden color, white head. Hoppy grass aroma with some sweeter notes. Fruity and alittle yeasty flavor. Somewhat hoppy finish.