danlo (1443) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Cheese & Wine Shop, Darlington. Clear golden colour, big frothy white foam head and fruity aroma with mango notes. Taste is malty, bready, dried fruits, earthy, spice, hop resins and lingering bitterness. Oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft to medium carbonation, earthy peppery hop bitter finish. Nicely drinkable.
CH-303 (1548) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
New English county, Durham (41/46):
Appearance: Golden, bubbly and slightly hazy. Lots of nice, creamy white head.
Aroma: Fruit, slight fruit and hops.
Taste: Good amount of hops, some fruit and slight alcohol. Pretty good. Bitter and slightly harsh aftertaste.
Bought: Drinks of the World (Basel), 500 ml, CHF 8.00
Info: 18/7-2014, BB: 31/7-2016
PriorL (2422) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
At Hoppy Loft Brussels, with S&G Tasting group, first day trip.
APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small unstable white head.
NOSE: hoppy, fresh, fruity.
TASTE: hoppy, fresh, though some bitterness from coffee taste.
Historical moment: finished first book with written ratings, present that day: Mathieu, Lisa, Chris, Christian aka Quinten and Leen!
daniele (6056) - ITALY - JUN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
oro leggermente ambrata buona dchiuma prrsistente naso resinoso luppolato live frutta buona secchezza buon amaro adciutta secca alcool piuttosto nascosto
Vaiz (3709) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, clear golden pour. Aroma is spicy, fruity, some yeast and peppery. Flavor is quite bitter, spicy, fruity and like a tripel. Strange brew, nothing resembling a stout.
tinylightsrecs (292) - - JUN 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Rehills Newcastle. Pours dark golden colour, foamy off white head. Strong flavours, fruits, malt. Deceptively drinkable for something so rich in flavour and alcohol
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Clear golden amber with 2 finger thick white head.
Aroma: Bread, raisin, liquorice, fruity. Light mango note.
Taste: Medium sourness and bitterness, low sweetness and a slight saltiness and pepperiness.
Palate: Thick coarse texture, light body, average carbonation, dry peppery, bitter, fruity finish. Aftertaste is quite salty, a bit too much.
Comments: Tasty and glass lace.
Beerhunter111 (9285) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein goldenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, nussig, würzig, leicht alkoholisch. Geschmack malzig, fruchtig, würzig, Karamell, nussig, alkoholisch.
swalesaint (9) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014 does not count
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
It is a strong beer and you can taste the strength
You wouldn’t want to drink it all night.
Brandman (2251) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden body white head. Aroma has resiny hops, grainy bready malt, quite mellow fruitiness. Flavour is bit toasted or roasted but just lightly. Also has quite intense and pungent bitterness. Some alcohol feeling, not flavour. Harsh and dry aftertaste. Yeast somes through hard way. Bit unpleasant. This is not bad, more like imperial golden ale than any other. The bitterness is remarkable high.