Bragesnak (5027) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty caramel but dominated by hops
Floral and aroma is hopped - odd but OK
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by durhambeer - thanks, Bob! Dark amber, nearly cloudy pour, with a thick creamy head that appeals. Very sweet, vaguely floral nose, but one that dissipates too quickly. There’s a slightly chewy, grainy quality to the taste that seems to cut against the attributes in the aroma. Some diacetyl in there too. A bit of a bite, waxy finish. Not quite so much body for such a malty beer.
emacgee (3740) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a murky still amber with a thin yellow head. The nose is earthy malt, little to no hop profile coming through, some leafy hop character. The flavor is malty, earthy English malt flavor, light bitterness, some mild hop character. The palate is dry with a mild waxy bitterness.
bluevegie (3028) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2008 At least 10 big American beers ( thanks to kook ) before Mullet got us to try this one. Jamiesons haven’t really impressed me before but this one did impress me. Good looking body, poor head, violet crumble after honeycomb and then my notes stopped making sense.
Re Rate 17/04/08 Lovely chewy bitterness backed well with biscuity caramel malts. Still lovely!
gam (2904) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good head and carbonation in a misty copper coloured ale with aroma caramel,fruit, malt and nutty.Flavour citric malty,bitter(okay) stays around nicely,caramel,hops really are good.It is bitter but settles well with the malt strength to leave a nice taste on the the palate at the finish,okay stuff.
TimE (2779) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In general the cyrstal malts are overpowering in this beer, but it has a nice balance with some caramel and tropical fruit notes. Full bodied. Not a hop bomb by any strech, but enjoyable, but lacked the complexity I was hoping for. Still full marks for a well made beer.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pumpernickel!! A little spiciness as well but smells like a great pumpernickel bread. The body isn’t as hoppy as the aroma. A solid malt backbone that doesn’t interfere with the hops. A spicy finish and hints of tea.
mkel07 (2512) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle. Dull orange colour with a consistent beige head. There is a robustness to it when you look at it and it is bursting with hop aromas that are flowery and inviting. As robust in the mouth as it is in the glass with a velvety mouthfeel and a lingering finish. Definitely a beast all right and a great label as well.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle brought from Australia (thanks, Kat!). Amber pour with small off-white head. Very interesting, unique nose: very malty, some earthy floral hops; bitter and similar to an English IPA. Some wet dog on the nose; perhaps an old bottle? Definitely not as hoppy as American IPAs, and barely even as hoppy as English ones. Really not bad, though. Interesting, for sure.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 23, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A cloudy light brown witha filmy head. On the nose, caramal malt and strong juicy hops. The malty palate has chocolate, then the hops and alcohol kick in, bringing grass and stewed fruits. Finish is expectedly drying. A great beer - probably the best of my trip to Aust.