574deadzone (846) - North Central, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Hopcat in G Rap. My fuzzy memory tells me this was more toward golden than amber and it was listed as a Belgian IPA. It wasn’t incredibly dynamic taste-wise, which was kind of a letdown. The strength was much appreciated, however. Worth a try certainly, but probably not my bag altogether.
Dunbar72 (133) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, thanx to tkrjukoff. Pours hazy copper with a medium, light brown head. Very hoppy aroma. Salty/sloppy, alcohol, citrus. Hoppy, fruity taste. Pretty malty, bitter finish that lingers.
JoeTheYounger (1122) - Claremont, California, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010 bottle from Jay Chapman (fear025). Pours a murky brown pour with thin tan head. Aroma is spicy grassy and hoppy. Taste is pretty sweet with some definite alcohol presence. Not very balanced but still pretty tasty. Thanks Jay!
Hair6a11 (1260) - Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; Pour is murky dark golden amber; an average off white head in this glass. This on is heavy on the caramel malt side. It’s spicy and fruity as well ; with a dash of pine. The flavor profile seems a bit off to me; but first; this combination of rye, caramel, belgian yeast, and heavy hops doesn’t come across as balanced to me. Either way, I suppose this brew could be past it’s proper age.
JaBier (4415) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared by a generous soul at OBW on 7/13/11. Clear copper pour with a thin off-white head. Grainy malt aroma with some hop dankness. Grainy malt flavor with grassy hops and more grainy malt all the way through. Not sure if this one was past its prime, but it seemed way grainy and sweet for a DIPA.
Marsiblursi (2980) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, thanks tkrjukoff!) Pours amber red with a small off-white head. The aroma holds citric, resinous and apricoty hops up front with undertones of spicy rye, light caramel, doughy/spicy yeast, black tea and earth. Good balance between the hops and malt on the nose. Light fruity background. The flavour is light to medium sweet, super heavily bitter, light salty and tiny acidic. Grapefruit, resin, spices, earth, black tea and light sticky caramel. The mouthfeel is round and sticky with a light carbonation. Super lingering, heavy resiny bitter finish. Medium bodied. Extreme!
tkrjukoff (3887) - SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours cloudy amber with a small beige head leaving lace. Aroma is fruity, sweet, raisins, cinnamon and cloves. Flavor is bitter, alcohol, spicy, a bit sweet and raisins. Finish is very bitter tart, a bit unbalanced I think.
Nisse666 (3678) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2013 Draught at CBC 2013 cons 2013-05-04 Cophenhagen
AR: caramel, fruity
AP: amber, wee frothy head
F: cereal,peach, fizzy, dry, great brew new rating 3,8 keep new
Bottle shared thx to tkrjukoff cons 2011-07-09 Sätila
AR: apricot, roasted malt, flowers
AP: hazy amber
F: apricot marmalade, Seville oranges, pine & grape fruit
rlgk (9037) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks to tkrjukoff. Hazy orange beer with a small beige head. Creamy hoppy aroma, salty, fruity, grassy and som metal. Hoppy flavor, metallic, some milky notes, grassy, some perfume. Long bitter hop finish. Lacking some sweetness but still good.
robinvboyer (2832) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle at the mondiale. Deep ruby pour with no head. Thick sweet boozy hop aroma. Boozy bready aroma also, with alot of nutty malts. This is moreof a boozy over malted barley wine. The ops are there but are getting beat up by the booze. This is a mess of a beer. To me it seemed like a sugary boozy mess.