ronaldtheriot (1436) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Green Flash Friendship Brew has an enormous, soapy, light brown head and a very dark brown (essentially black) appearance, with brown highlights in evidence on the edges as light hits the glass. Lots of lacing is left behind. The aroma is of spices (white pepper?) and dark bread crust, with an underlying sweetness. Taste is of white pepper, other odd spices of some sort, black bread, and there is a wall of bitterness at the back end of the sip. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Green Flash Friendship Brew finishes dry, mellow, peculiar, and easy drinking. Overall, even though it’s a strange beer, it’s still quite nice. RJT
Scipio (749) - 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 (3861) - 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 (841) - 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 (748) - - 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 (2155) - 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 (6129) - 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 (11960) - 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 (12674) - 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 (14336) - 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.