Elwood (3332) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: 750 ml swing top, waxed bottle.
A waxed swing top? Really? Anyway, the color is a very dark brown with a dense tan head. The nose favors the malt with notes of caramel, perhaps a hint of chocolate, and pale malt sweetness. The hops are there though, bringing notes of citrus along for the ride. The flavor is a mix of chewy malts (bread, caramel, and toast) and citrusy hops (orange mostly). An interesting combination that makes for a tasty brew. medium to rich in body with a lingering malty finish. This is a unique beer that is worth seeking out.
presario (4694) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 6, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Minus 10 points for the fight with the wax to get a ceramic cork out. Dark brown with a very thick creamy perpetual head. Lots of cork-like residue in the bottom of the glass. Woody malty hop nose. Great creamy thick body. Lots of hops and surprisingly coffee in the flavour. Its like a coffee IESB.
Grovlam (4157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
30 Blind tasting at Papsoe 27-03-2010:
Bottle. Large thick creamy beige head that mostly lasted. Good display of lacework. Mahogany color. Aroma of pineapple, grapefruit, citrus, mild caramel. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation and dry light alcoholic texture. Moderated bitter and sweet flavor. Lingering dry bitter finish.
7 / 4 / 8 / 3 / 15 = 3.7
jkwalking05 (3883) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a good sized beige head. Aroma is of toffee and fruit. Taste is of toffee, chocolate, and malt.
DuffMan (6968) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 14, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge bottle. Note to the brewer: a swing-top should not be dipped in wax! Pours a beautiful dark red-orange with a huge tan head that collapses into rocky flotsam and generates heavy lace. Aroma is very malty: lots of toast and toffee, some chocolate, with nice hop accents of citrus and flowers. Chewy malty palate, rich toasty malts, toffee, chocolate with fruity accents and a moderately bitter finish. Big and malty and very tasty. I thought this was delicious!
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at a tasting.
Aroma : Some hops with lots of fruits. Notes of cardboard.
Taste : Some hops, a bit citrusy with some dried fruits. A bit spicy. Finish is fruity and spicy.
Overall : Not very good...
TaktikMTL (5922) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bouteille de 1 l, avec bouchon de céramique, partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal chez Fred82. Arôme: Faible odeur de caramel et d’houblons. Apparence: La couleur est brune. Présence d’un moeyn col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel avec une pointe d’houblons. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. (Rating #2991)
MartinT (8024) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
My Bottom Line:
Dusty earthy, leafy hops develop spicy bitterness around chocolate and caramel malt for an incohesive, and perhaps poorly tendered, American-style Strong Ale.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the opaque mahogany brown. This looks like a Dunkler Bock.
-Oxidation seems to have broken down some of this brew’s appeal (if I rely on other reviews).
-The hops are also citrusy, but this fruity character clashes with the chosen grain bill (in my tastes).
-In a similar flavor profile, Terrapin’s Big Hoppy Monster showed a lot more cohesion and cleanliness. This Bitch Creek appeared sloppy in comparison.
-The flavor profile is nonetheless balanced.
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 75cl. @ Papsoes blindtasting. [ Bottle #30. ]
Light unclear medium to dark red brown color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, heavy hoppy, citrus - orange, pine ? Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, bitternes is hop and burnt malt bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasting at Papsø
Cloudy brown color. Nice hop aroma, American, resiny and sweaty. Simple caramel flavor, chocolate, with some residual sweetness, good hopping, resiny but not aggressive. Strong bitterness. Unfocused but pleasant.