Barrios (1241) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a brilliant deep copper body with a lacing tan head. Aromas of pine and brown sugar. Flavors of pine, bitter orange, slight brown sugar/roasted malt. Finish is bitter and dry with a lasting hop note.
Ibrew2or3 (5823) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Gillard. Pours murky amber with thin copper edges and off white head. The aroma has a nice mix of spicy hops, citrus hops, floral hops and some earthiness along with a bit of malt and cherry hard candy infused crystal malts . . . yes, all of that. The taste has a quick rush of hops from floral to spicy and citrus and then it rolls into roastiness and thin veins of earthy hops. Tasty with lots going on.
sunevdj (2771) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours a clearish brown with a nice beige head. Dry with a hoppy, sugary sweetness. Lots of citric hops aromas. Also some fruity hops aromas. Medium bodied. Soft carbonation. Dry, hoppy finish.
thewolf (9992) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought @ Kihoskh, Cph.
Deep amber chestnut with a big, frothy, off-white head. Lovely hoppy aroma, lots of peach, apricot mixed with firm, caramelly and light biscuity malts. Light viniousness. Medium carbonation, nice creamy and light dry palate. Flavour has good malty balance, caramel, some nuts, lots of good herbal hoppiness. Peach, pine, apricot and grapefruit. Long, lingering bitter finish. Nice.
larsga (5364) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big beige big-bubbled lasting head. Deep dark red body with
strong carbonation. Strong resiny tropical mango aroma with
pineapple and wood notes. Dry-sweet wooden mango and resin taste
with lacquer and spice notes. Fullish body. Mild, soft mouthfeel.
Dry roasty minty mango aftertaste with dusty wooden notes. Nice.
Highly drinkable, and full of flavour. Could perhaps be a bit
drier. (0.5l bottle, Ølbutikken, Copenhagen.)
Strykzone (3866) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A big foamy tan head is 3/4 of the 22 oz. glass on the pour and it settles with a powdery layer. Dark sediment. A beer that is dark brown and quite hazy. An aroma of grass, malt, and soft fruit from hops. Flavor begins soft but mid sip it grows. It is also fairly complex. Hops that are fairly bitter start slow, grow, then fade. They are fruity, spicy, and unique. Licorice is noted but is faint, toffee, too. This is actually kind of odd but not bad at all.
JulienHuxley (1749) - Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2012 Bottle. Pour a slightly hazy brown with a reddish tint. Persistant off-white foam leaves light lacing. Aroma is very hoppy - lots of pine - but also contains lots of torrified grain notes and even a slight nuttiness. Taste is hoppy and bitter with a good charred malt and nut background. It tastes a lot like a super-hopped american brown ale, maybe an american strong, I’m not all that familiar with these styles. Full bodied, medium carbonation, alcohol is easily detectable on the finish. Quite powerful.
burg326 (2391) - Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to IBrew2or3 for the share. Pours brown with a white soapy head. Can taste the malt, pine and coffee.
Theis (11352) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Clear dark brown - offwhite head. High malty, chocolate, licorice, citrus, grassym nice hoppy, light spicy, grape fruits, orange, caramel, light toffee, dry burned notes, roasted malts. Medium bitter finish. Nice.
markwise (3833) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to IBrew2or3 for the share. Pours brown with an off-white head. Nose is malt, roast, coffee, and some pine. Flavor is similar with coffee, pine, some roast, and a nice amount of malt. One of the best in my least favorite style.