BlackHaddock (6351) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The second real ale at the beginning of a session in the Cask Pub and Kitchen, London; Oct 2011: could I find any evidence of those 6 different hops and 5 types of malts used in this brew?
The hand pulled pint looked good: more brown than red or amber in colour, the off-white head, deep and full. Healthy looking beer, the head leaving some heavy lacing as the beer level sank (in half inch increments).
Those hops gave off a grapefruit, citrusy smell, some pine as well, the malts not really getting a look in on the aroma front.
The taste was a better blend of flavours, the malts asserted themselves more in the mouth than in the nose. Still plenty of hop bitterness about, initially and at the end, with the malts taking centre stage during the whole drink. Overall it seemed an easy drinking beer which was well balanced and uncomplicated, even if it had a multitude of different ingredients.
Marduk (6330) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAR 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Clear brown color. Small size, off-white head, stays as a ring. Hops, grassy, toffee, sweetish aroma. Hops, grassy, fresh and very young spruce sprouts, grainy taste. Nice grassy bitter aftertaste.
kraddel (6189) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
drank at Borefts 2015. Pours dark amber, ok white head. Smell is bitter, earthy. Taste is bitter, grains, very intense plain bitterness. Nice
olsvammel (5995) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Taylor & Jones with a Twist in Stockholm. Malty with some caramel and with a hoppy finish. Sharp but short bitterness.
Beer5000 (5903) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft @ HaandBryggeriet Beer festival 2012. Hazy deep orange body with a small off-white head. Very nice hoppy aroma of grapefruit, pine and some oranges. Flavor is sweet, bitter and citric fruity with grapefruit and pine on a caramel malt base. Relatively light bodied, still strong in flavor and a fine bitterness. A bit more bitterness in aftertaste. Very nice and impressive at this ABV.
PhillyCraft (5760) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the Magic Rock booth at Borefts. These dudes were ultra chill. Pours amber with nice lace and head. Flavor is dry grains, bitter hops, wood, and some creamy malt. Medium bodied with a dry and bitter close.
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl, new exclusive English brewery Anno 2011, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, complex brew, malty/sweet and slightly fruity/bitter, easy to drink, balanced, clear, good head, good brew
SilkTork (5542) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Craft Beer. June 2012 with Nuffield. Great fresh hop rush. Slight lip burn, but not aggressive. Good malt base. Very drinkable.
Pyrmir (5528) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Aroma is weak but malty and spicy with some soapy pine notes. The flavour is bitter spicy/peppery, malt, caramel with sour notes on the palate.
ClubGonzo (5422) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Haand Festival 2013. Amber body, medium off-white head. Aroma is catty herbal notes, citric peel, hints of earthy leaves and wet grass. Taste is cat pee, citric peel, lime, straw, hints of peaches and honey melon. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Pleasant enough, but not much more.