SrSilliGose (3322) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, - NOV 9, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
tap. note of earthy vegetal dough, herbs, pine, touch of cleaner. not very good.
oh6gdx (22802) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 8, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (backlog). Hazy orangeish amber colour, small white head. Aroma is citrus, spruce, berries, some sour wood and spices. Flavour is quite similar with a surprisingly watery palate.
Stuu666 (6743) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 28, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours orange amber, light, malt, sweet, piney, some ginger, interesting.
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
THOUGHTS: Very interesting. Not bad either, as a stand alone beer but it was an awful IPA. Smelled a lot like a grapefruit. The flavor was almost like fruit juice. It smelled and tasted like it should’ve been bitter but it wasn’t.
TECHNICAL: Drank 3/2/2013. Bottle. Poured a murky, dark, slightly brownish orange with a small, off-white head that fully diminished and left virtually no lacing. The aroma didn’t have many beer smells. There was light gain and caramel; and odd herbal tea; something very much like grapefruit; sort of fruity; and something artificial. The initial flavor was moderately sweet, lightly acidic and slightly bitter; while the finish was mod sweet and slightly bitter. There was caramel, some odd grapefruit flavor that wasn’t bitter; herbal tea with sweetener, and something artificial. The medium body was fairly oily with fizzy carbonation and an ever-so-slight metallic finish.
JanVah (219) - SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
På flaska @ Printz. Mörk bärnstensfärgad. Luktar svagt blommigt. Smakar svagt av peppar. En svag eftersmak av beska.
Peter_L (1130) - SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flaska@Printz. Bärnstenstenfärgad vätska med avslaget skum. Pepprig doft. Besk smak med fruktiga inslag och mer peppar. Tråkig.
allmyvinyl (6572) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Memory banks rate - and as I recall, better than the Brewdog version, more ginger, less ’medicinal’. Drinkable, if not entirely fun.
Beerhunter111 (10805) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht röstmalzig, Karamell, Gewürze. Geschmack ebenfalls leicht röstmalzig, Karamell, fruchtig, Gewürze.
TEJA (1741) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Very shorts beige head. The bottle contains big Flames of debrie that floats around in the glass. Strange aroma of orange-cola soft-drink. Sweet taste and much caramell. Tvist must be One of the sotar beers theese two excellent brewes have made.
minutemat (2554) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle @ The Bhurtpore Inn, Aston. Basically tastes like waking up drunk in a flower bed wearing your Nan’s flowery dress and pot pourri in your hear. Fruity, potent & although others on the table thought it was offensively bad, I rather liked it.
jgb9348 (5114) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Slightly hazy bronze and copper coloured body with a muddy amer glow and a thin, fast-dying tan head. Aroma of chocolate, fennel seed, pine and a bit of cleanser - definitely more astringent than the brewdog version. Medium-bodied; Assertive herbal notes at first gives way to a medicinal and woodsy flavour that shows some juniper berry and alcohol finishes. Aftertaste has some light chocolate and sweet notes that fade to a dry, herbal note and leaves the palate very astringent and not too pleasant. Overall, a pretty poor beer, period. Tasting this horizontally, I prefered the British version given that it was slightly less astringent and showing a bit more complexity around the herbs making it more of a gruit. Regardless, these aren’t for the faint of heart and are not worth searching out if you’d even want to try that - don’t. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle adjacent to the American (Flying Dog) version of this beer on 23-March-2014 at home in Washington with this specific twelve ounce bottle purchased at Whole Foods in Tyson’s Corner (Falls Church), Virginia on 31-October-2012 for US$2.59.