ciaranc (1018) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 10, 2013
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Murky copper orange, fizzy head that disappears completely extremely quickly. Worst looking beer Iíve seen in years. Sweet phenolic, carbolic, chemical and vegetable aroma. Taste is equally bad, all chemical sweetness and a blast of alcohol. Flat, watery and all round seriously unpleasant.
scarletfire65 (1005) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2013
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle at home. Aroma of 7-Up or Sprite. Way over carbonated in the glass, yet almost no head. Tastes kind of like watered down Angostura Bitters. The finish is herbal and artificial, with a weird cinnamon after taste. Tastes like a crappy home brew with malt extract. Just horrible. Epic Fail. I hate this beer.
Coyler (112) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 5, 2013
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Odd powerful aroma , canít put my finger on it, brandy like? I do like it. Looks slightly cloudy, no head, taste is again odd, not alot going on for it, rustic aftertaste, cardboard like. Not a great beer in my opinion, dissapointed as i havenít got anything bad from Flying Dog before, shame.
Brandman (2165) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 31, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
COpper body, white head, some floating things in glass. Aroma has mint, mixed green spicy leaves, oxidiced beer. Flavour is more vegetable stock than beer. Unstable.
evergreen0199 (2174) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at The Bishops Arms, Copenhagen, Denmark. An amber/dark golden coloured pour with virtually no head to speak of. Sweet, cinammon, spice aroma. Tastes similar, sweet, cinammon, caramel, spice, orange and slightly boozy. Quite interesting and incredibly easy to drink.
kimjongill (207) - - JAN 28, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Convoluted aroma. Nominal appearance. Absolutely awful flavor. Not much to say as I hated just about every aspect of this brew. Drain poured the majority of the beer. Tried with a friend that agreed with me.
ElDesmadre (1776) - Mikołůw, POLAND - JAN 28, 2013
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Headless beer, so to speak, with lots of floaties (orange pulp?). Lovely aroma - minty, floral, citrusy, emulating US-hops style grapefruit rather well. Interesting spicy cinnamon note, in spite of it not being among the ingredients. The taste is unfortunately a mess. Sweet, thick-ish and alcoholic, not really aromatic, with a dry, herbal and very alcoholic finish. Amateurish and unpleasant. What a failed attempt.
jsmerig (1304) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a light amber gold with minimal head. Aroma is cinnamon and clove and other spices. Taste is more of the same. Sweet and syrupy up front with a thick mouthfeel. finish is bitter, but only subtly so. Very interesting. No more than one on a special occasion.
bth122 (1311) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle compliments of b-law. Very very unique aroma with cloves, carmdomon, slightly cinnimon and other peppery spices. Light bodied. Light bitter. Light sweetness. A sort of medicinal aftertaste. Good texture. Very unique taste and aroma. Have to try one.
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very odd tangy nose with a lot of orange and a worrying amount of spray n wipe. Pours a debris daubed orange with a quickly disappearing head. The flavour is genuinely weird - notes of parma violets, parma ham and elderflower cordial. Thereís a fragrant, spring herb garden start and a decaying, dying herb garden finish. Some notes of bitterness come through and bear with them an astringency that leaves some acidity. Itís not a drain pour by any means, and faced with the challenge of a hopless IPA itís a good effort, but although Iím glad Iíve tried it to experience the competition and Iíll seek out the Brew Dog competitor, I wonít rush to seek this one out again.