gunnfryd (12102) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at KØ-2011. Golden-brown-orange colour with a beige head. Aroma is fruit, malt, grape, hop. Flavour is sweet, fruit, malt, grapefruit, pine, citrus, hop, alcohol. Full body. nice beer.
marcus (7307) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Star Grocery, Berkeley. Pours copper with a huge beige head that doesn’t stop growing for a while and a sweet toffee aroma. I waited and waited and finally drank the head. It was pretty tastym but a bit airy as you might expect. Eventually, I reached the liquid. It was rather worth waiting for and turned out to be a fairly well-balanced brew with a nice caramel malt flavor and a smooth more bitter finish.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. Bottle (at 10.5%ABV per the Bottle): Aroma of hops, malt, light caramel, and some wood. Poured deep amber/brown in color with a massive, half-glass, foamy, loose at the bottom, but creamy and dense at the top, frothy, tan/beige head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout. Hazy. Sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is medium sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, wood, light caramel, and some resin. Medium body. Lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, caramel, wood, resin finish is lightly dry. 10.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
Strykzone (5386) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2 oz. bottle from TWCP. A huge light tan head slowly collapses. It sits on an opaque mid brown beer. A bit toffee nose that also has plenty of hops that are floral and pine. The first sip is big complex fruit. Passion, grapes, and citrus are represented. The hops are dry and bitter with bready malt and some wood. The mouth feel is prickly. Alcohol is well hidden. The finish was tart and bitter and still had wonderful complexity. This beer is bold and aggressive. It is also all over the place and offers some surprises.
Camons (7373) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Home. Pours dark amber / burnt orange with a huge creamy offwhite head. Aroma of bready malt, caramel, fruity hops, peach, grapefruit, grapes. Taste is bready malt, caramel, wood, grapes, both sweet and bitter hops, peach, oranges, grapefruit, vinery notes. Full body, soft carbonation, dry and bitter finish. Different, and very good. 230811
bhensonb (12149) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 22, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours darkly orange amber with a huge foamy/creamy off-white head. Lots of floral and maybe citrus hop. Full bodied. Foamy carb. Very hoppy over some softly roasted lush caramel. Weird that. Then the hop turns fresh non-citrus non- berry fruity. The whole beer is just a lush experience. Brilliant.
Ratman197 (10888) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Doodler (thanks Scott) poured a clear amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of biscuit, earthinous, vinous notes, citrus, oak and light vanilla. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of biscuit, citrus, light earthiness, light oak and a hint of chardonnay with a crisp lingering bitter finish.
PorterPounder (6046) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
drowland shared a bottle of this with me...thanks! Very pungent baby diaper and cat urine aroma...but in a good way. Dark copper pour with an omnipresent sticky khaki colored head. Flavor has a definite sweetness to it with some mushy kids cereal (think Fruity Pebbles), a hint of the chardonnay that it was aged in. Some citrus bitterness makes its way in the back end. Mouthfeel is nice and sticky.
drowland (6673) - Georgia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
8/6/11. 11.2oz bottle. Cloudy amber pour with a huge fluffy tan head that sticks forever. Huge piney vinous aroma with a touch of soap, grapes, and wood. Sweet flavor with lime peel, lemon, caramel, sweet wine, and a bit of wood. Interesting and unique.
larsga (6621) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge offwhite head. Clear amber body with strong carbonation. Deep
intense tropical fruit, citrus, and resin aroma with floral herbal
notes. Very impressive. Dry-sweet earthy mango oranges taste with
smoky tobacco notes. Fullish body. Hot mouthfeel. Dry grapes and
cinnamon aftertaste with sherry, wood and earth notes. Nice, unusual,
and complex. Interesting. (0.33l bottle, Fish & Beer, Copenhagen.)