PorterPounder (7333) - 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 (7887) - 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 (7294) - 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.)
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A big fruity and yeasty Double IPA that is surprisingly easy to drink.
How: Bottle 12oz. Shared with a few friends in a hotel room pre-RBSG 2011 tasting.
The look: Cloudy golden body topped by a medium beige head
In long: Nose is fruity hops and fruity yeast esters. Taste has a bit of dough, lots of sweet malts, lots of ripe fruits, tropical fruits, fruit salad, a truckload of hops. The fruity bitterness is not aggressive. I can feel a bit of alcohol warmth but overall the 10% remains well hidden. I thought this was rather easy to drink for a 10% IIPA. I enjoy Disco Beer more than I enjoy Disco Music and my favorite underground disco band will be Black Eyed Pea when eventually they finally bury the last member.
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - AUG 1, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dank citrus, mango, resom aromas coming off of this one. Flavor is caramel, peach nectar, mango, earthy resinous hop character with a leaf, light oak, and sweet tangy fruit on the finish. Yum, these guys make some delicious beers.
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 31, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Uber dank, citrus evergreen, caramel, and fruit cocktail lead to vinous citrus, evergreen, caramel malt, and resin. Perfect palate- thick with medium carbonation.
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Ebenezer’s. Deep garnet pour with a huge head. Big nose of citurs, grapefruit, orange, and tangerine. Huge grape and chardonnnay presence on the tongue that is a surprising contrast from the aroma. Further flavor presence of evergreene and caramel malt. Quite delicious on the whole.
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle...Pours a murky deep amber/brown with off-white head. Aroma is loaded with red Apple, faint brown sugar. Flavor is light Apple, white grape, pepper, funk, earthy and dry. Mouthfeel is light-medium body with fuzzy carb. Overall, not bad....
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to cletus. Poured deep gold with a thick white head. Aroma was red Apple. Flavor was pine, citrus, and brown sugar. Body was light and fizzy.
Rasmus40 (17534) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy dark amber with a big and lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and rather hoppy - grapefruit and pine needles. Flavor is medium sweet and very bitter. Dry and very bitter finish. 290711