BeerNeedy (124) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAY 10, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 75cl - Distinct aroma of chocolate. Exceptional amber color with zero head and slight lacing. Sweet tasting with a lively feel and a long strong alcohol finish. Vive la France!
faroeviking (10299) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella. Clar amber-brown colour. Sweet malty caramel bit spiced aroma. Good mouthfeel. Sweet bit yeasty and spiced caramel well toasted malty flavour.
thewolf (10538) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, bought @ Aakjaers, Esbjerg.
Pours clear red amber with a fine, medium, frothy off-white head. Good duration, and fine lacing. Rather spicy and earthy aroma with a sweetish toffee touch. Fine, frothy creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is sadly a bit metallic, lots of sweet caramel thickness. Light citric bitter. If the metallic notes weren’t there, this would be really great. Still, with that slight off-flavour, it’s very nice.
bhensonb (9837) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle (Dec 07) from Monument in Concord, CA. Spicey, roasted caramel aroma. Dark amber color that didn’t last long, and neither did the white head. Medium body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is caramel, almost hinting of cola. Clean, crisp and refreshing. Rather mild, but there is enough bitter to balance the malt. A very calm and relaxing experience. Good stuff.
fonefan (31813) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 75cl. Light unclear medium amber color with a small, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, vintage - alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (250108)
Goodgrief (1733) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 10, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oct. 2006 - Beer poured looking like a slightly red iced tea. Aroma was barnyard funk. The flavor was funk with a taste like overly ripe mandarin orange, strong tang. Unique type of funkiness in this one that was really pleasant. Nice crisp mouthfeel. Good beer!
Jerre (2360) - Waregem, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 33 cl. (via Willems)
Clear, dark orange-amber color with off-white, foamy lacing head.
Aroma light acidity, hops, fruits, malts . Medium body. Taste bit yeast, sweet malts, fruits. Dry sweet finish.
TheJester (1651) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle. (Best before Aug ’08). Lovely shade of amber-orange with lots of activity but not a lot of head. (And lots of something (?) floating around in there). Medium aroma of malt and dark, dried fruit, especially dates. Very interesting (and strong) taste. The malt and dried fruit are still there, but are joined by brown, slightly bitter spice, and alcohol. Quite complex and full. I’ll try this one again.
Svesse (5689) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, Monk’s Café, Stockholm) Ruddy colour with huge, off-white head. Malty nose with dark fruit, nuts and ginger biscuit spices (ginger, cinamon, cardamom). Malty taste with notes of dark fruit, blood oranges, toffee, chocolate, black-currant and a delicate, spicy bitterness in the finish. Great balance, nice beer.
Ansset13 (127) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The pour is a nice amber white a medium white head. The nose is complex with floral, yeast, and hints of sweet vanilla and sugar. The flavor, while lighter than expected has the same complexity. Nice, but I would like to age and try again.