Bootlegger007 (92) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Awesome, appearance was an amber colour of a murky sludge - like hops going for a swim, heavily hopped earthy aroma of grass and fruits, acidic at the back of the throat, such a bitter aftertaste, very enjoyable well balanced heavy ale
GJF (1518) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at sanctuary. Dark pour. A complex beer. It started out a little tart, but smoothed out as it warms. Layers of hop flavor. Finishes bone dry and bitter/slightly burnt flavored
ElManana (1892) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - DEC 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark amber with a little head. Nose is lots of peaches, some banana, hops, very fruity. Lovely aroma. Quite bitter taste, peaches but sweetness added to the mix. Lovely amber ale, very hoppy stuff.
BRW (2248) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Biercab. Copper colour with white head. Mild aroma, mostly floral hops and caramel. Bitter, caramel and floral hops taste. Medium body.
probstblueribbon (3718) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from BOTW (Rochester), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Deep copper with floaties and a full reddish-tan head.
Aroma: Strong peppery, dank, dark hops, nice rich caramel/toffee malt, so peppery and dank.
Palate: Medium+ body, fairly soft carbonation
Flav.: More of the same...very spicy and peppery, dank, caramel, toffee and burnt sugar, blood orange too; off-dry with big bitterness and a long, richly malty and peppery finish.
Turboninja (493) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong, bit too sweet and bold aroma with peach, caramel and floral hops. Dark brown/orange with light natural white head. Strong taste with peach, mango, pine and caramel. The amount of hops changes the taste to somewhat sweet and also palate feels like soft sugary ball rolling in your mouth. Medium taste spectrum and looong aftertaste with pine and guess...hops. Full/medium palate with medium/low carbonation. Slightly watery on background. Overall, bit too sweet, other vice perfect!
Brandman (2836) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark mahogany body, offwhite head. Cookie caramel malt, some herbal dark hoppiness. Flavour is intense, much hops and malts.
domienS (250) - Oostakker, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear red brown beer with a medium, fine, beige head.
Smells piny, hoppy, some caramel, some grass, small chocolate hint.
Tastes really bitter.
Leaves a bitter palate, very full and non alcoholic beer.
Great beer but a little to piny for me.
DialSquare (4293) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from Hops and Grapes in Hickory. Amber pour, beige head. Aroma of herbal, spice, earthy, grassy. Tastes are along the same lines with caramel and pine.
Garrold (4253) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Beer Central, Sheffield. Hazy, thick amber. Loads of yeasty lumps. Filmy, off white head. Huge, chewy, resinous, minty, fusty orange hop. Equally big, caramel, grainy, toffee malts. Ripe banana thing going on, not to any detriment. Bit of soy sauce. Taste is chewy sweet. Light dry. Big, resinous, piny bitter. This is tasty stuff. Palate is heavy, oily, and chewy. Finishes big, resinous, piny bitter, with a sickly sweet close, that matches well. Very reminiscent of Dirty Bastard, but with a pile of greasy hops on top. Really tasty. Sort of beer you need to be in the mood for, mind you. Lovely.