BenH (2890) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber with white head. Aroma of sultanas, dried fruit, caramel. Taste of dried fruit, apricot, sultana, fig. Slightly bitter. Tasty
GriffDaddy (89) - - JAN 15, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Yikes! I should have read up on this before drinking so it would not have been such a shock. Cloudy red pour, no head at all. Thick, viscous, super sweet, almost no detectable carbonation. Aroma of burnt sugar and concentrated pineapple. Sweet, orange-pineapple flavor, some bitterness, reminded me of orange marmalade. Very light and bitter finish. Absence of carbonation made the sweet go out of control. Not my style, not my thing.
furthur (371) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JAN 7, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap sampler at brewery. Nice head, killer lace, cloudy cider colored body. Aroma is fruity and juicy. Taste is sweet and juicy, apple and citrus, some banana, rich resin. Palate is thicker than it looks, finish is bitter hops. Nice balance between sweet and bitter, even though is almost too sweet for me.
jsnicholas (345) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2015
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle (12oz $6) Batch #93. Cloudy reddish brown. Zero head. No lacing. Sweet smell. Taste may be ok if the mouth feel was any good. This is the second bottle I have had and it is just as bad this time. No carbonation, just tastes like drinking syrup. I have one more bottle which I will sit on for a long while to see if it improves. Interestingly, my previous rating was deleted.
PriorL (2492) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle during (mostly) Hair of the Dog beers tasting. Many thanks again Jef!
Batch #78 side by side with batch #82
#78 = 3,5
APPEARANCE: clouded blond beer, almost no head.
NOSE: alcohol, fruity, esters, butter.
TASTE: alcohol, fruity, esters, butter, unbalanced and flat.
#82. = 3,8
APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, nice stable white head.
NOSE: fruity, alcohol, nice, hoppy, florar.
TASTE: hoppy, dry, florar, alcohol.
Two completely different beers, one probably was not cellared properly
JefVerstraete (1972) - Ghent, BELGIUM - DEC 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a trade, @ HOTD tasting 2014. Soft carbonation. Dark brown colour, thin layer of dark brown foam. Complex aroma of dark fruit, caramel, toffee, citrus and brown sugar. Light notes of vanilla. Bitter hoppy finish.
Art (2150) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Batch 78 bottle from HOTB. Pours a murky reddish brown with zer head whatsoever. Aromas of dark fruits caramel molasses brown sugar. Taste is sweet and raisiny. Some alcohol heat. Medium light body. Super low carb.
Danyel (1332) - Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Hair of the Dog. Pours hazy orange with white head. Aroma is very caramel, barley, sweet. Taste is nicely balanced, a hoppy barley wine, easy, smooth, low carbonation. Overall, very good.
beertholomeus (1120) - California, USA - NOV 7, 2014
1.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours a cloudy brown and without any head whatsoever. Biscuit, caramel, toffee, citrus, resinous hop and malt aroma. Resinous hop, citrus, caramel, fig, biscuit, toffee, alcohol, oxidation and malt flavors. Bitter but completely flat and very oxidized. Boozy and bitter biscuit finish. Hope this was just a bad bottle that was improperly capped but for the price for a bottle not sure if worth getting again. Definitely infected. Batch 93
kaser (3826) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this on draft at hair of the dog brewery. Reddish with white head. Smells like a pile of prunes. Tastes pretty good.