Emeister84 (1555) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aromas are fragrant and floral, with some herbs and subtle mint. Appearance is dark gold with a moderately fluffy white head. Tastes slightly sweet, slightly bitter, with very floral earthy flavors. On the palate a medium-bodied beer with a refreshing level of pillowy carbonation, and a moderately long lingering finish.
conway (2019) - - JAN 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark copper with quickly dissipating head and lots of sediment. Aroma is ginger and root vegetables. Taste adds pineapple and loads of pepper. More interesting than good.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
bernatbeer (418) - barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
En botella.Color dorado anaranjado,con espuma que desaparece al momento,filtrada aunque tiene algo de proteina en suspensión.Aromas a especies moderadas con cuerpo medio.interesante
MadIndian (2606) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
For a vegetable / spice beer, it makes its point. This has never been a style that I liked, but I do taste the notes of ginger, some citrus, some caramel malt, grass and some odd spice. For what it is, it’s ok.
Cunningham (5623) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber golden colour wih a small white head that soon vanish. Nice aroma with a lot of pepper and some fruity notes. Medium pluss body and slightly sweet. What a great and complex flavour. Yummi. Spicy, pepper, caramel and a bit fruity. Holy ghostship mmmm. Smooth carbonation. Flying Dog won this competition by far!
[Bottle from Systembolaget in Trollhättan, Sweden]
ClubGonzo (4697) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear deep golden body, small white head. Aroma is nettles, black cardamom, pepper, caramel, hints of nougat, banana, nuts and nougat. Intriguing, yet mellow. Taste is caramel, cinnamon, cardamom, banana, grass, parsley, hints of pale malts and juniper. Faint traces of orange peel. Spicy, but somehow still mellow and nice in all its complexity. Smooth body and soft carbonation. A nice and original spice ale which I feel is completely underrated at present date.
strongpieman (1594) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2012
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Not very enjoyable. Lots of spice, strong aftertaste that coats the mouth. Clear, light copper color. Not sure what this was going for, but very hard to drink-- surprising from Flying Dog.
brief_smile (110) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Keg @ Arcadia. Cloudy cider colour, no head. Nose is winter spices, gooseberry, grape juice. Taste is acidic, sour and slightly vegetal. Very tart finish. Medium carbonation. Not a fan, I’m afraid.
iammarc (385) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - DEC 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml. Thin head, dark orange pour with loads of thick sediment (my fault for pouring too much out!) Floral aroma, spicy notes, cinnamon? Thin taste, short (if any) finish. Interesting beer, not the worse.
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
a clear amber/golden colored beer, with a beige head. It dissapears quickly. The aroma of scented spices, some hop and strange fruits. The taste of sweet fruits, overripe grapefruits with a little spices. The aftertaste is scented sweet.