Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of Storm. Pours an almost clear dark amber with a small off-white head. Sweet burned dark caramel in the nose, somewhat oxidized. Medium-bodied, caramel, very delicious lightly overripe fruit, again somewhat oxidized - but in a good way. Fairly hoppy finish, but not citrusy fresh and crisp. Comes more like a mini Barley Wine. 191111
Bov (9500) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 16, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
courtesy of Laurent Mousson - hazy dark amber colour with a chaotic foam left; very fresh hoppy aroma, grapefruit, oranges and citrus; juicy palate and medium malt backbone; a fair but not aggressive bitterness; aftertaste of crystal malts and grapefruity hops - beautiful
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mug club draft on tap at the brewpub (Flossmoor, IL). Pours a nice dark hazy amber, muted, but dark, with a huge tannish head that laces very well. Aromas are a nice melange of grapefruit and lemon, citrusy with some nice malty sweetness poking through, the jaggery taking an edge off and giving the palm sugar/brown sugar feel. Florals, grass, the maltiness is nice, different, not overly hopped. Initial is medium bodied with a good bitterness, earthy hops, florals, some nice spiciness. Grapefruit, lemon, florals, grass, a touch of orange on the sweeter edge as the beer provides good bitterness and underlying sweetness of palm sugar, caramel malts, toffee. The beer is pleasant, a good firm bitterness, proper malt balance, a touch of soap and faint pine slip in. Nice, a solid IPA without the extremity.
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from BeerBunker. Thanks! Nose is sweet and fruity, almost like English Barley Wine light. Some darker fruits, toffee, caramel, earthy hop notes as well. Pours darker than most IPAís - dark copper, nice head, decent lace. The flavor starts with a mix of fruity sweetness and earthy mild hop bitterness, caramel, toffee, light tropical fruity/sugary notes - which appears to be palm sugar most likely, some moderate floral notes. Medium earthy bitterness in the finish. Smooth, somewhat sweeter than expected, but nice to drink.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle via Miketd. Pours an amber brown body with a yellow off white head. Aromatics are citrus, pine, dusty hop tones, dank malt tones, and a mild grapefruit dryness. A viney mineral herbal body, light earth and soft hop resins. Roast y caramel malt bill, hints of tea and a light roast y hop character. Nice.
Cornfield (5482) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub: This had a deep amber pour and, although the fluffy head vanished quickly, it coated the glass with heavy lace. The aroma had caramel and toffee, toasted grain, apple, and some earthy floral hop scents. The flavor was biscuity with caramel and an earthy floral/herbal bitterness that intensified the more I drank. The finish was a dry, lingering bitterness. Very drinkable, and dangerously so, considering the sturdy ABV.
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This draft brew from the brewery poured a small sized head of foamy with a frothy top fine to medium sized tan colored bubbles that were and left behind a uncarbonated transparent copper colored body and an excellent lacing. The mild aroma was hoppy and floral. The mildly vinous mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a mellow hoppy aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of crystal malt and hops. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.
hotstuff (4092) - Indiana, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated on 4-01-2010 at Flossmoor. This draft beer forms a small tan head with a lengthy retention, transparent orange body, minimal visible carbonation, and an abundant amount of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt and floral and earthy hops. The taste mimics the aromas. The palate is smooth and this IPA is medium bodied. Overall, this beer for the style is not overly hoppy, very quaffable, worth trying, and is my favorite of the beers that I rated today at Flossmoor.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz from West Lakeview Liquors. Itís been a while since Iíve had a bottle that so closely approximates the cask experience. Deep burnished amber look to the beer, with a fine silky head to it. Very soft sweet nose like an ESB or something, with a bit of mostly floral hops and hints of bitterness. Yummy smooth mouthfeel confirms the impression of hefty cask goodness. Taste is earthy, a bit of grit to it, like a faded English style with layers of sweet malts emerging over time. Unexpected but I dug it.
drfabulous (3998) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler thanks to Jarrett. Malty English style IPA. Nice, sugary taste and backbone. Thin body. Malty. Good take if not an intense take.