madsberg (10805) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Unclear. Dense brownish head. Spruce, bread, spice, herbs, caramel and light flowers in the aroma. Pine, caramel, herbs , cocoa and some flowers and spice in the flavour. Medium to full bodied. Very dry and heavily bitter in the end. Nice.
Ungstrup (30818) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A deep red beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has strong notes of hops and citrus peal, as well as some notes of caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, malt, alcohol, over ripe fruits, and spices, leading to a dry grapefruity finish. Nice one. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.
yespr (36104) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 fl oz bottle. Pours golden deep amber with a small and off-white head. Aroma is dry, pine-wood and slight caramelish. Sweet caramelish flavoured. Slight bitter and fruity too. Fruity and roasted flavoured into the finish.
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of JohnC. Pours an almost clear deep amber with an off-white head. Very spicy and juicy peachy hops. Medium body, sweet tropical fruit and caramel with a distinct perfumy hoppiness - pine and peaches. Bitter finish. Lovely. 231109
Doon (109) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked up at Total Wines in Roseville, Ca. Pours a coppery amber color with a light cream head that dissipates fast, but leaves a ring at the water line for the duration. Smells of alcohol and malt. Tastes very similar to a barleywine. Not what I was expecting. Especially just after a Pliny. The flavor of alcohol is somewhat strong, and it’s a little buttery. No real aftertaste. Not bad, but not complex either...
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from ericandersnavy. Hazy brown-orange pour. Aroma is caramel and nuts. Tastes hoppy, caramel, grains, and pine. Dry.
Cavie (4043) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of ericandersnavy. Murky orange pour. Interesting head formation. Has some hurricane swirls. Nice fat hops, very wet smell. Taste has a little tartness with a hopped bitter that slowly ebbs onto the palate. None of the sweetness that sits on the nose remains in the flavor. Kind of a leafy taste with soil and wood. Slightly hoppy but mainly strongly bittered.
JoeTheYounger (1169) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - OCT 13, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle compliments of Dale. Dark cloudy orangish red with small white head. Aroma of grapefruit, orange, sweet candy and dried fruits. Taste of orange zest, hops, a little alcohol, some mild bitterness. Pretty well balanced. Medium pallet. Overall I enjoyed this and would like some more. Thanks Dale!
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bottle bought in Mammoth. Solid malt backbone is ruined by too much sage/juniper. Drinks even heavier than the 8% ABV. Hops don’t have enough presence. Really just not my thing, but besides that it’s just a mess of a flavor profile that doesn’t come together.
dwyerpg (4913) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 9, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2013 Really enjoyed the less hoppy body of sage and juniper the second time around.
Original 3.5 Looks great but the aroma is a bit funky. The flavor has hops that come out at the end, but overall the flavor is not that good. Great finish, but disappointing body.