tomthompson89 (1968) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
amber color, nice off white head, decent hop nose piney. good smooth hop flavor some malts really drinkable, caremel malts some earthy hops well hidden alcohol. At Volo
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle from SoLan. The nose is a bit light. Grassy hops with a bit of citrus. Some mild caramel and toffee malt. Inoffensive but really nothing spectacular. Pours a nice looking dark copper with a frothy white head leaving excellent lacing. Fairly aggressively hopped for an ASA. Lots of bitter, oily hops with just a bit of malt to back them up. Bitter across the entire tongue. Not quite palate shredding, but close. Medium bodied and fairly creamy. Finishes bitter with some alcohol astringency.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz from Immy - thanks, Tim! Very handsome ruby pour, with a big creamy head. A trace of hops in the nose, with some caramel too. But the taste is a real face-wrecker, all bitter hop aggression, like Arrogant Bastard on basement meth. Some sweet malts raise their hands in the back of the class, but this beer lets you know who’s boss.
Defreni (2883) - Husum, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaske. Perfekt humlet ale ;) Seriøst en meget afbalanceret øl hvor balancen gør at humlen netop ikke bliver for meget. Blev meget glædeligt overrasket da bitterheden ikke blev for meget. Super.
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma was slightly floral with an alcohol note and malt tones. The beer poured a nice amber color with good head and lacing. The flavor was sweet and crisp with hints of citrus, flowers, and caramel. I also noted an alcohol bit to it. The mouthfeel was well rounded and clean with a nice bitterness and carbonation. Tasty.
henrikb (1261) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber body, beige creamy head; Very small hoppy fresh nose; Balanced body, very innocent, lacks complexity and strength (9.28?); It grows in finish, that has some fill and a little power, hop is present and a little malty sweetness. Very pleasant, but VERY innocent to.
Nihon (247) - Vernon, Connecticut, USA - NOV 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2007, Nice ruby color, aroma is sweet and hoppy, caramel, very nice. The hops are noticeable first, alcohol is very well hidden. Reminds me of barley wine, overall very good.
Palidor19 (3111) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
a full-bodied beer with a strong aroma of caramel and candied sugar. malts seem a bit astrigent. but the rest follows through with deep malt charactertics. well worth you time
nick76 (4334) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2007
3.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2007 The aroma is rich with lightly toasted and caramel malts. The hops are slightly piny and grassy. The appearance is deep amber with an average head. The flavor is astringently bitter with moments of paper and caramel. The palate is thin. The aroma here is the BEST ever, but sadly the flavor does not match it.
beerbomb (221) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brownish amber with a small creamy head. Aroma is thick, fruity, syrupy, and vineous with woody, piney hops-pretty much like a barley wine. Flavor is super thick and roasty like a barley wine as well and has a notable dark fruity presence combined with very flavorful hops.