BoringBard (139) - NORWAY - JAN 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells very malty to be an ipa..Nice golden-brown-ish. The taste not bad, but a little too strange if you ask me. Good mouthfeel. Good beer, but i like the concept more than the beer!
TheHOFF43 (1429) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy copper with white head. Aroma is dank hops with oak shining through. Dry woody flavor with good hops and malt backbone. Very nice beer.
Patrik (153) - - JAN 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice fruity smell and taste. Very well balanced. You can taste some vanilla.
Cunningham (3661) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy amber colour with a small off white head. Nice mild and complex aroma. Fruity, light hoppy and some wood. Full body with a really great balanced sweetness. Also a nice bitterness. Rich, but not overkill. Some plums in the flavour? Nice balanced sweetness with some wood and hopps in the flavour. Lovely beer! Smooth carbonation and very well hidden alcohol.
[Bottle, 18th Anniversary, from Systembolaget Nordstan in Göteborg, Sweden]
vikingguy (692) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber. Lots of wood in the aroma and taste. Oaky, rich malt, prominent hops. Unique and the more you drink it the more it grows on you.
zgaier (1015) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy amber orange with an off white headband sweet woody aroma. Taste is well balanced, of hops, fruits, malt, wood, and caramel with a bitter finish. Unique, good tasting brew.
jjgmd (1049) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a rusty copper color with a small head. Nose is woody, oaky with a malty sweetness. Taste is not overwhelmingly sweet but oaky with some mild bitterness, very smooth and drinkable. Finish is short and sweet. Descent and solid. quaff score 8 / 10
bytemesis (2143) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear reddish amber, small off white head, bit of lacing. Aroma is caramel, pine, light wood. Flavor is the same, light port, medium sweet, light bitter. Quite malt forward, and clearly aged. Medium body.
asheft (2372) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[bottle from Orange, CA]
Slightly cardboardy spicy vanilla oak and pine aroma. Almost clear dark bronze under large white bubbles that lace the glass. Tangy and salty vanilla oak in front of sweet caramel malt that is balanced slightly overmuch with hops bitterness. Faint apricot and plenty of dried fruit--even some nuts together with a sherry-like. Medium body, medium carbonation, lingering tangy bitterness.
Stracey (39) - Pelham, Alabama, USA - NOV 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
18th anniversary. Aromas of oak, vanilla, and citrus. Poured copper with about 2 inch white head that hung around. Complex taste. You get the oak and that really balances it the traditional hoppiness. Very smooth.