tderoeck (4713) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
31/10/2011 33cl bottle @ Domus Birrae, Rome (2011-604)
Cloudy copper red beer, some brown chunks floating around, orange to beige head, unstable and non adhesive. Aroma: lots of caramel, sweet malts, fruity, apricots. MF: good carbon, full body. Taste: sweet malts, tobacco, citrus fruit, bit medicinal bitter, some exotic fruits, lychee. Aftertaste: mocha bitter, citric acidity, alcohol numbing the throat.
thebeertourist (4836) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Olympen. Clear copper with a nice, creamy head. Citrussy hop nose. Spicy and citrussy flavours, solid bitterness, hints of raisins. Very good.
rosenbergh (6849) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. Finland.
Cloudy amber colour with tiny off-white head.
Darkish bitter hoppy aroma with resin and some sweetness.
Dark strong bitterness, alcohol, strong maltiness and resin in flavour.
Lots of alcohol warmth.
DSG (5829) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Hazy orange. Hoppy aroma of pine, resin and grapefruit. Flavor has some caramelly sweetness with fruits and a bitter hoppy finish with pine and grapefruit. Medium-bodied. Pretty nice.
BrewDad (5002) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Lots of hops in this beer Very hop forward in the flavor and finish. Very bitter too much for my liking. This was not a clean Pac NW brewers IIpa. nevertheless very tasty.
Prokroustis (688) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - OCT 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear amber body with a white head. Strong hoppy aroma with enough sweetness to balance the great pine bitterness. Great bitter flavour with some honey and grapefruit.
thomas15 (686) - USA - OCT 17, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep malt with rounded good that are intense but semi sweet. Melon and malt dominated this beer. Alcohol really hidden. Super beer.
teddybeer (2230) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33cl. Hazy orangish with off-white head. Taste to malt, caramel, fruits. Flavour moderate sweet with a final hard bittery, long and sweet. Soft carbonation, medium body, oily feel.
esp0r (1981) - NORWAY - OCT 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Ølbutikken enjoyed at home
Deep red, finger thick beige head. Nice laces! Aroma of grapefruit, grass and citrus zests. Taste is malty with a touch of sweetness and hints of alcohol. Nice oily palate. Finish has intense fruity bitterness. Very nice beer but lose the match against brother Yin.
I also blended a 1/3 of the bottle with Evil Twin Yin, and i have to say that the blend was the best of the 3 tastings this evening
Rune (8065) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Ølbutikken in Copenhagen. Brought back home and shared at a rating session with Finn. Pours a huge, dense off-white head with fine retention and good lace. Slightly hazy amber in body appearance. Inviting smell of fruity hops and honey sweetness. Rounded and well balanced flavour of semi-sweet malts and hoppy fruits with emphasis on the hoppy part. Lingering dry bitter ending. Full bodied. Distinctive and enjoyable (Tromsø, 13.10.2011).