SpongeRuiner (769) - Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is strong. Definitely get the 9.5 abv there. And only there. Nice deep red color. Essentially no head. A ton of red apple skins in the mouthful. Followed up with caramel and hops to finish it off. Good stuff.
ARH (518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap, poured into a shaker. Bubblegum, caramel, grain, and tangerine aromas come through on the nose. It pours a dark, murky orange-brown with a big, off-white foamy head that retains a thick soap ring with a soapy island and leaves a messy lace. The taste is a medium high sweet with a medium bitter. It’s creamy and a bit sticky with a full body and a soft, fizzy carbonation. Bubblegum, caramel, rye, and sweet citrus flavors come through and it finishes with a spicy, clean, and crisp cola flavor. More citrus comes through on the finish as it warms. Roasted grain, caramel, citrus, and cola swell late and linger in the aftertaste.
hackobock (1526) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample @ CBC 2014. Pours amber with a nice medium sized off-white head. Aroma is caramel, pine, citrus, spicy. Taste is sweet malty,frutiy and spicy, dry hop and spicy bitterness. Medium bodied.
Pyrmir (3478) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at CBC 2014. Golden amber with off white head. Aroma and taste hoppy, toffee, caramel, fruit with a nice bitter bite in the finish
zvikar (3546) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. 2nd Session. Pours orange to red with a beige head, aroma of brett, caramel, spices, flavor is spicy with, caramel, malt and brett, medium bodied.
ClubGonzo (4159) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap sample at CBC 2014. Slightly hazy deep amber-hued bronze body, medium creamy off-white head. Aroma is caramel, grains, nuts, mild grassy tones, Belgian fruit esters and hints of nougat. Taste is white sugar, chewing gum, grass, peaches and hints of nougat and nuts. Medium body and carbonation. Nice, but not fantastic.
DSG (6242) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 15, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[5/2/14] Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration. 2nd session. Hazy amber. Aroma of malt, fruitiness, yeast, caramel and mild hops. Sweetish flavor, malty and caramelly, fruity, with some hop bitterness and a bit of alcohol. Medium-bodied.
nimbleprop (5081) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
4oz pour at Churchkey DC. Pours a clear caramel amber with some thin, white head. Nose has a spike of fusel alcohol and nail polish, once that faded there’s candy sugar, some carrot cake, mild spice, mild orange. Flavors of honey, soap, malt, yeast, booze, brandy. Sticky finish.
Camons (6242) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ CBC 2014. Pours hazy brown with a offwhite head, nice lacings. Aroma of malt, fruity hops, peach, grapefruit, light resin. Flavor is malts, fruity hops, bitter citrus, grapefruit, pine, resin. Medium body, lively carbonation, lasting bitter finish. 020514
motelpogo (6801) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at mikkeller and friends. lightly hazed orange with a thin but lasting head; aroma a mix of stonefruit and tropical fruits; lightly toffeed, pineapple juice, modest bitterness, pleasant but without anything that particularly leaps out at you
MrHangover (2655) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample @ CBC 14. Clear amber pour, thin off white head. Aroma is very herbal, yeasty and caramel malts. Flavor is quite bitter, full of yeasty alcohol. Not sure if there’s an alcohol kick in there or of it’s just some hoppy bitterness. Either way, it seems a bit strange and messy.