mpersinger (360) - , California, USA - JUL 1, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Egads, had this whopper on draft at The Red Room in Santa Cruz (great beer, kinda cool lounge atmosphere, disappointing food-- but this is a beer rating, so onward...). Pours auburn with half-inch off-white fading head. Floral and piney juiciness dominate aroma as well as the nose. The Mouthfeel is more lean than medium and there’s a plushness I surmise comes from the hops. The touch of caramel (or more like peanut brittle without the peanut: carmelized sugar) sweetness brings out the delicious alcohol notes that continue on into the finish. There’s a resurgence of hop flavors: apricot/citrus and mint/chives. Mighty one.
PhillyCraft (5221) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap, Reddish gold color. Small sample at Capones. Notes are so boozy and sweet with dark fruit, perfume malt, marshmallow and aggressive heat. Medium to fuller body. I couldn’t finish the splash I was given
DocLock (9350) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Capone’s and Whole Foods PM. Pours hazy straw with frothy, off-white head. Nose is perfumy florals, tangerine, pineapple, hops Tastes hoppy, malty, somewhat cloying, with perfumy florals, pineapple, tangerine.
gkeh (398) - Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. Copper color, fluffy white head, phenomenal lacing. Aroma is sweet fruits, mango, peach, some light dankness. Taste is similar with a medium body. Delicious.
Stuu666 (9531) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at salthorse. Pours deep amber, nose is toffee, crystal malt, citrus, little smoky, rich, bitter, sweet malts, dry.
cgarvieuk (20225) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at salt horse.... Copper... Thin white lacing... Soft sweet caramelised toffee fruit nose... Sweet fruit... Big caramelised fruit... Soft fruits
Eripe323 (51) - SWEDEN - APR 6, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from VilleValla Pub. Pours a dark orange tone with white head. Medium to high carbonation. Smells of malts and grassy tones. Tastes of grass, malts and some earthly tones. Dank. Too much bitterness to be enjoyable.
Andrew196 (1290) - Katy, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden-amber, clear, lingering white head. Aroma is resin, orange zest, alcohol and honey, big. Nice balance on the tongue...fresh bready malts, piney hops, great beer...big but didn’t get greedy.
ElManana (1672) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Full bitterness that smashes you in the face, citrussy fruits, good beer.
Marheb (4335) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 30, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(En fût à Flights El Segundo): Un corps moelleux et résineux à la fois, du sapinage, des abricôts et quelques feuilles de thé. L’amertume est souple comme la texture.
Douberd (4400) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Drakes Denogginizer) Bottle 650 ml at home, served into a shaker, ABV 9.7%
Orange colour on the body, crystal clear, with a full finger of white thick head on top, with very good retention in spite od its small size.
Not very strong aroma, some caramel malts, light orange, biscuit.
Taste is better, strong alcohol from the first sip, with caramel malts, biscuit, light grapefruit, plenty of orange, hints of tropical fruits on the finish along with a nice bitterness.
Medium body, good carbonation, slightly dry palate.
Good, highly drinkable.