FrankJohansen (3614) - Sabro, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a nice dense off white head. Rich malty aroma and taste with complex notes of fruits, hops and spice. Good beer.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow! What a great beer! Poured a dark brown-amber hue with a small off-white head. Gingery root nose. Finished sweet and malty, and quite smooth. One of the most original beers I think I have every had the pleasure of trying.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 4, 2007
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Gollem, Amsterdam, 10/02/07. This was recommended to me by Miriam the barmaid at Gollem and it did not disappoint! Pours very dark with a red tint and a lacy short-lived head. The aroma is malty but not too forceful but the taste is big and beautiful. Toasty malts, hints of smoke and spicy chocolate flavours. The palate is rich but oh so drinkable. The taste lingers in the mouth just the right amount. Overall, very good. Reminded me slightly of Dragon Stout, but is superior to that beer.
MrBunn (2588) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with cork. A little bit of a spooky start to things. Brown body with quite a bit of suspended particles. Head is massive. Considering the body that already is a little forboding, aromas are a little intimidating at first... (like some grog that a hippie might hand you at a Dead concert or something else of that caliber that would leave some serious wondering about whether it’s a good idea to go down this road any further or not.) After it settles down a little bit there are some familiar scents: caramel/toffee malt, dark fruit, a bit of spice... smells a lot like some of the barley wines I’ve sampled. Flavor is different... starts with a sweet caramel/dried fruit presence and transitions into a earthy stage... I’m reminded of sawdust and a little bit of a musty basement flavor. Things then switch again and get a bit of a sour character before a yeasty finish. Can’t say that I would want it every day, but this is fairly interesting.
SDalkoholic (2248) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 16, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle purchased in North Park; consumed July 15th,2007. Appears as a medium leather brown full of sediment and floating debris. The head is a tiny and fizzy covering that will last momentarily. Aroma is sweet with a big presence of yeast, spice, herbs, and a big malty background. The flavor has started to lose character because of the age of the bottle but it stills displays big sweet caramel malt with notes of spicy yeast and light herbal notes. Does give off a warm alcohol heat paired with alcohol mind alteration.
anders37 (19552) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a big longlasting tan head. Sweet malty spicy aroma with some hints of caramel. Sweet malty bready and very spicy flavor. Has a malty spicy and slightly bready finish.
Svesse (6967) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, Monk’s Café, Stockholm) Dark reddish brown colour with thick beige head. Malty, spicy nose with notes of ginger, brown sugar and gingerbread cake. Malty, spicy taste with dried fruit, ginger, brown sugar and dark rye bread. Rather sweet, but not disturbingly. Very tasty and nice.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This brew pours a deep orange amber w/ a full, semi creamy froth that reduces fairly quickly leaving minimal lacing. Aroma is strong w/ chocolate covered dark fruits. Medium nectar w/ ample residual effers creates a fiberous, cotton like textue that expands on the palate. Very complex flavors mingle amidst a balanced malt to hop ratio. Theres a persistant peachpit style bittering component that sets up shop early and carries through to the finish. The malt factor is very generous w/ a mild sweetness. Nuances of carrot cake, holiday spice, bitters, a touch of pine sap, brown sugar, oak, plum, nectaring, and aged orange citrus meat. This brew is very warming and well balanced. The finish is bittered perfectly w/ a peachpit componenet. The fruit flavors linger for a while. I thoroughly enjoyed this brew.
Maria (10191) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown and incredibly muddy, the head is moderate. The aroma has notes of fruit caramels - and this is the notes I get from the flavour too. It’s not very sweet, and it has a light bitter finish. A very different beer, I cannot compare it with anyone I ever tasted before...
SHIG (3982) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a dark brown chocolate color with a thin light tan head. Fruit herbal aroma. Nice fruit and malt flavor with a berry tint finish.