Ungstrup (33430) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A hazy red beer with a light red head. The aroma is sweet and very hoppy with some fruityness in the back ground combined with the alcohol. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of caramel as well as hops, alfa acids, and alcohol. The end is very lovely bitter.
joergen (25355) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled, thanks to René for sharing.
Orange coloured with an off white head.
Aroma of malts, caramel and hops with fruity notes.
Sweet flavour of malts, caramel, pine needles, grape fruit and hops.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 65 cl) Courtesy of boboski. Slightly hazy amber golden with an off-white head, leaving laces. Fresh aroma of citrus and fat hop oils. Full-bodied, sweetish caramel, perfumy hop accents and then a very brutal bitterness. I find this out of balance with a very pushy alcohol. 150907
omhper (22759) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, thanks hopsrus!! Dark reddish brown. Strikingly grpefruity hoppy nose hits me hard. Hops doemintes from start to finish, the 10% alcohol is completely overpowered. Full bodied and thick with layer after layer ofsoapy grapefruit, and a tremendously bitter finish.
fiulijn (18101) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Central City Liquors, Surrey
Dark amber color, almost brown, with medium sized nitro creamy head. Strong aroma of malt, caramel, some fudge; and hops; later, there are tones of cream, sweet nuts, phenol. It’s full bodied, with a very good malt flavor, compounded by a characteristic dark caramel, roasted nuts, and very strong bitterness; the final presents some nice hop resins, and more nuttiness.
Very good, nutty American Barley Wine.
brokensail (15271) - San Leandro, California, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: The beer pours a clear amber color with a very minimal head forming.
S: The beer smells almost oxidized, maybe it’s the old hop smell? In any case, lots of sugar, particularly brown sugar and caramel. Some candied, yet still bitter, orange peel, and a definite alcohol aroma.
T: An assortment of citrus flavors from the hops. There’s a lot of bitter and resinous hop character as well. Bread and toffee seem to be the bulk of the malt flavor, but there’s a bit of a chalkiness.
M: Medium in terms of the body with a low to medium level of carbonation.
D: I think this was another pretty "meh" beer from this brewery. I haven’t had much luck with their beers as of yet.
Oakes (14844) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden-amber coloured. Spicy, minty aroma with hints of toffee. The flavour has a lot of elements - toasty, bitter, woody, hints of caramel. But having a lot of things going on doesn’t matter if they don’t work together. Throwing a bunch of stuff in the kettle is not the path to great beer, which is a shame because some of Fish’s other beers show that they know this.
bhensonb (13616) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from where? I put the initials BC on the label. ? Pour is very ruddy, approaching ruby. Head is creamy beige. Aroma is mixed hop over sweet malt; evergreen seems predominant. Full bodied. Starts sweet, goes hoppy, goes earthy, goes sweet, ends a bit bitter. Heat not a problem in the mouth, burns a little in the gullet. This is a delite.
Tmoney99 (13077) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by alexsadad06.
Poured yellow orange in color with an average white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy malty hoppy aroma. Moderate to heavy smooth slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy biiter sweet flavor to medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.
My expectations where met with a complex beer.
argo0 (12858) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 28, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Minimal beige head atop floatie-filled opaque copper. Aroma is sweet, pine, grapefruit, toffee/maple, light oak. Taste is medium sweet, caramel/toffee at the start, but quickly turns to big pine, some grapefruit, some caramel, oak. Full body that conceals the alcohol well. Not for the faint of heart, but those of hearty constitutions will be richly rewarded.