FatPhil (13606) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle (Systembolaget, Stockholm)
Sweet caramelly biscuity malts in the aroma, and lots of fruity hops too. Smooth slick palate, but crisp carbonation cuts through that well. In the mouth it’s full of sugars, tons of caramel, and loads of fleshy fruit flavours too. Some alcohol wafts over too. Too much sugar, and it fails to cover the alcohol. However, despite those negatives, there is a hedonistic aspect, the sticky juicy friuts just tempt you in. One only for the end of the evening, I’d think.
Tmoney99 (13338) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at The Ginger Man, NY. Clear amber color with a moderate white head that diminished slowly with good lacing. Good hoppy and pine aroma. Medium body with a dry texture. Full well balanced flavor with a moderate bitter finsh of good duration.
Ratman197 (13088) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
O n cask @ the Falling Rock poured a clear copper with an off white head. Body was a little thin. Aromas of carmel and light citrus. Flavors of bitter carmel and citrus with a dry finish.
HenrikSoegaard (13087) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Orange colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavior. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 14, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This one should bring hopheads halfway to heaven. Good citrus aroma serves as a precursor to the bite in store. On the one hand, there doesn’t seem to be much balance. On the other, when the hops taste this good, who needs balance? Appearance is penalized for the large amount of sediment.
Lubiere (12776) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light hazy gold with restrained hops aroma, very pleasant. Good solid sweet malts with hops comming well in final, but not in your face. Alcohol very present, but overall pleasant. (Sept. 2004)
Christian (12716) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper beer with a frothy off-white head that leaves some lacing. Big American hop aroma, with citrus, pine, pineapple, peach and roses. The little malt sweetness is quickly taken over by intense hop flavour, and bitterness, but the sweetness is definitely there. A think mouthfeel that is a bit overdone for my liking.
bu11zeye (12684) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a clear amber color with a small, quickly diminishing head. Has a refreshing aroma of spruce, grapefruit, and orange peel. Creamy palate and a hoppy flavor.
Scopey (12245) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask gravity at GBBF 2014. It pours orange with a small white head. The nose is orange chewits, candy, boozy, apricot, peachy, dried mango and five alive fruit juice. The taste is bitter, orange, apricot, chewits, peppery, grapefruit, sticky, booze, leather, some astringency, resin with a warming, citrussy finish. Medium+ body, low carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Rich, fruity and boozy. Pretty punchy. Would have been better on keg though...
jcwattsrugger (12141) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle-pours a thick to rocky light tan head that laces with gold color. Aroma is lots of sweet citrus hops, zesty, with some bitterness, secondary medium malt. Taste is lots of sweet citrus hops-grapefruit, bitter, a bit raw, zesty, pine, secondary medium malt. Mild/OK carbonation.