KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The pour was a clear medium to dark brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) creamy light brown head that stuck around for a little while leaving behind a slight residue which clung to the sides of the glass creating some fair lacing.
The aroma was of a toasted caramel malt, a mild touch of resin hops and a sweet earthy yeast with notes of dark fruit and molasses.
The taste started out moderately sweet and a bit malty with a hint of caramel and molasses then worked itself into a more distinct bitter sour flavor with a definite note of dark fruit and a strong alcohol presence at the end. The dark fruit flavor was left lingering on the taste buds for a nice long while after the swallow, along with an slight alcohol warming sensation.
Mouthfeel was just about medium in body with a almost syrupy texture and a mild carbonation.
Overall an impressive tasting brew, one with nice sweet fruit flavor that was off set nicely by the slight alcohol tinge it possessed.
commonmac (596) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at New Bohemia in Northeast Mpls. Bumped pint glass. Deep amber in color with really limited head. (Not a great pour) Aroma has hops and a nuttiness that is appealing. Little bit of tropical fruit. Taste leans towards the sweet side of the equation with a syrupy, dark fruit element. Slight bitterness at the end. Soft mouthfeel. Very solid effort. Taste has an enjoyable sweetness that really feels like it complements a cold, crisp night. Hibernation seems like the perfect name. I would cuddle up in my pajamas and drink this all night.
rosskyle (105) - - MAY 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at New Bohemia. Dark red color with minimal white head. Sweet hoppy bitter mix aroma. Heavy body. Sweet hoppy upfront with a slight bitter finish.
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commonshawn (590) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at new bohemia in pint glass. Light mahogany color with small white head. Roasted malt and darker aroma. Sweet and sugary malt resin. Not exactly what I expected. Kinda sweet and pruny. Didn’t love it.
smaynard6000 (733) - Apopka, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap. Brown in color with a small light brown head. Subtle boozy aroma. Medium bodied with smooth texture. A touch bitter and somewhat sweet with mostly malty flavor notes. Pretty good.
Desverger (3178) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen - dark reddish brown with off white head. Aroma and taste comprises sweet malts, dark dried fruits, some apricot, treacle, pretty complex brew, like this.
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Turtles (231) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drank this last Christmas but have saved a few bottles, so why not crack a 355ml bottle tonight. Dark brown-black, slightly tan, creamy head. Sweet and hoppy aroma, it smells of dark syrup, apricot, leather and pine needles. Rustic flavor, roasted malt, sweet fruits, apricot, mango. Bitterness of chocolate and coffee. At the end, bitter from pine needles. Several great flavors, great enjoyment in this.
JMCtime (67) - Washington, USA - APR 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smooth and very chocolatey with a bit of coffee. Rich, matly and flavorful.
20107589 (442) - randers, DENMARK - APR 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
caramel aroma, toast aroma, appear red/brown with a fine white head. taste light sweet, light bitter. average carbonation light sweet aftertaste.
Lukasmh (455) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours slight cloudy dark ruby bet with small creamy head. Aroma is toasty and fruity. Dark berries, milk chocolate, caramel, toffee, booze. Some apples. Taste sweet, toasty malts, caramel, berries, milk chocolate and slight sour. Dry toasty finish. Low carbonation and some alcohol.
Reconqvista (315) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 18, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep amber color with a light brown head. Aroma is hoppy with caramel notes, also grass and some wood notes. Flavor is crispy and dry, sweet and bitter from hops and some fruit. Strong bitter lasting end. Average body and carbonation.