yespr (37019) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at Gingerman. Pours hazy amber with a small, off-white and creamy head. Aroma is fruity and slight grapefruity. Sweet, fruity hoppy and slight caramelish. Bitter and solid hoppy. Medium dry finish. Ends bitter and fruity.
Ungstrup (31467) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A hazy red beer with a lazing orangey head. The aroma has notes of hops, malt, caramel, and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, bread, and hops, leading to a bitter finish.
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of Doodler. Pours a cloudy amber with a small off-white head. Intense biscuity crystal malt aroma with quite some hops. Rich body, loads of sweet caramel, nutty with a massive hop load - not crisp and fresh hops though. Quite some warming alcohol. Very American! 030612
oh6gdx (23682) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled@Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Ambery red colour, small beige head. Aroma is caramel, wood, alcohol and some mild notes of grass, herbs and spices. Flavour is quite much he same. A rather imperial alcohol bomb that really bites. OK, but a bit too IPA like, ina bad way.
omhper (21889) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Hazy copper colour, fair sized head. Roasty perfumy nose. Mid-sweet with clean, vital body. Roasty and salty, very hoppy, notes of tangerine. Strong but unassaulting bitterness. Somehow condensing what’s good about US microbrewing.
fiulijn (16924) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Oliver Twist, Stockholm
Hazy amber color. Caramel aroma, sweet, malty and a bit yeasty; lightly grassy too. Medium body; caramel aroma, leaning to the dry side, not very interesting; but the hopping is a bit fruity and improves the flavor; the final shows some toffee and light residual sweetness. Good, but not impressive.
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber/light brown pour with a khaki head. Sweet caramel malt, chocolate, toffee, and hints of brown sugar. Some nice grapefruit, tangerine, and orange hops. Big pine character, too. Interesting cherry notes. The flavor is fairly sweet and malty, but also some nice hops. Grapefruit and orange, lots of pine, moderate bitterness, and cherry fruitiness. Sweet caramel, chocolate, brown sugar, and toffee.
bhensonb (12959) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Half Time. I’m in CA. MRB is in CA. So to get this it has to go to the East Coast and back to the West Coast! Life is so strange. It pours a lightly hazy ruddy color. Smells like celery and cooked malt. ?? Full bodied. Frothy carb. Flavor is like lots of roasted malt - smooth roast - and so much hop bitter it’s not to be believed. Hop is likely resin/floral. The malt roast is just that. This is pretty extravagant stuff.
argo0 (12501) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12oz bottle) Medium beige head atop clear dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, caramel, some chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, chocolate/caramel, light pine. Mild alcohol burn. Medium body, some stickiness.
Tmoney99 (12408) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Kingdom Liquors.
Poured hazy reddish brown color with a large frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toaste3d malt, nuts, earthy aroma. Moderate to heavy slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy biitersweet flavor to medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration.
My expectations where met with a good complex beer.