Scipio (593) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark, opaque brown with a big, long lasting, dark beige head. Aroma has licorice, spices, mint, and a little bit of chocolate. The taste has some similarities, as it has mint and some light chocolate as well. But I also get grapefruit and lemon in here. There is some slight tartness also. Medium in body, a slick texture, and flatter carbonation. This one has a very unusual combination of flavors. I’m really not sure that I agree with everything going on here. It starts off good enough. But the more I drink it, the less I like it. I guess its not for me.
Hermod (2580) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bierkompass.de. Pours black color, thick brown head. Aroma is heavily spiced, ’julmust’ , anise, hops, yeast. Some funkiness lures behind. Flavor has toasted bread, hops, aniseed, licorice, caramel. Very dry , hoppy finish. Complex brew, really nice. I find more layers as the beer gets warmer. The aroma is very close to Anchor - our special ale.
jeremyh70 (496) - Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours opaque dark brown with big head and good lacing. Aroma is herbal from spices and floral from hops. Taste is the same with moderate bitterness with a little herbal astringency. Moderately drinkable but wouldn't buy again.
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kambei70 (411) - - JAN 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours nice dark brown with off white head. Smell is floral with spices like nutmeg and maybe oregano or pepper. Taste is pine hops, a bit grassy and bitter. Not unpleasant but can't taste the spices. Good lacing and medium mouthfeel. Okay.
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Slipstream (1866) - USA - JAN 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2013 Big, creamy Belgian head on this Cali-Belge combo. Very noticeable fruity, floral aroma with a sprinkling of yeast and coffee. The flavor is unexpectedly sharp, dry, and tart. There are some burnt grains, and a little sourness and acidity. Not a super successful collaboration.
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2013
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
bottle, dark brown with big tan foam, aroma and flavor of black licorice, with herbal weak spritzy finish, not good
chrisv10 (9443) - DENMARK - JAN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ FOneFan, 5.7%. Almost black with medium beige head. Aroma is malt, yeast, chocolate, spices, mint and hops. Flavour is roasted malts, yeast, mint, chocolate, hops, bitter, little sweet and spices.
Rasmus40 (8908) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear very dark reddish brown with a lasting light brown head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, yeasty and pepper. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Light dry and moderate bitter finish. 120113
Dedollewaitor (13014) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Berliner Weisse Takeover Ulfborg, 2013. Pours nearly black with a creamy head. Nose is yeast, mint and herbs. Toothpaste. licorice root. Bitter spicy finish. A bit overdone.
saxo (12796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ fonefan berliner weisse, cream ale multistate tasting. Huge creamy head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, pepper, yeast, citrus, fruits and hops.