olsvammel (3803) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from a bottle shop in Copenhagen. Sweet and malty smell with caramel. Metallic taste with caramel. Harsh mouthfeel. No this wasn’t for me.
ajnepple (2901) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle from Evergreen Discount. Pretty bland aroma and flavor, alcohol, fruit, sweet malts, bread and toffee. Kind of messy and unenjoyable.
Tonkun (949) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Reddish copper pour with a white head that dissipates quickly. Caramel, barley, hop, wood, spice. Strong carbonation in a medium sweet body with slight bitter finish. Decent
rondphoto (2551) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@ Party Town / Florence KY Clear deep amber, bubbly rim head, light head cover, streaks of lace. Taste is molasses and malt. Midway through the palate, hop bitters try to push through, but are only partially successful. The 8% abv isn’t apparent, in fact, this is big in the mouth with no complexity at all. Overall, reasonable, but there are many better options for American Strong Ale.
Beer4000 (4828) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355 ml bottle. Almost clear, deep golden body with a rather small off-white head. Quite strong but plain aroma of malt and caramel. Flavor is sweet caramel malt with some fruit and moderate bitterness. Medium body and aftertaste with sweet caramel malt. Absolutely drinkable, but reminds me a lot of a rather malty homebrew that lacks some hoppy flavors. This is old school. Alcohol is well hidden btw.
HIGHB4LL (775) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Appearance: small white white to tan head that dissipates quickly, orange color, very cloudy, Aroma: coriander, bread, caramel, floral, pitted fruit, citrus, leather. Palate: medium body, average-lively carbonation, sticky thick texture, lasting bitter and metallic finish. Taste: subtle sweetness at first, followed by metallic tartness that build until swallowed and then a bitterness builds slowly. Overall, love the smell, don’t really like appearance or finish. Drinkable, but not anything I would look forward to.
Stevesie (336) - - JAN 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle. Pours a pale copper with almost no head. Nose is bread malt, yeast and perhaps some fruit and spice. Somewhat oily mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Earthy, cardboard taste with some dehydrated fruit. Hops are way down in the mix. Dry finish. Notable as an easy to drink 8% beer. Nothing else really stands out.
Cory (364) - , California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Sweet tarts and dried fruit aroma, like apricot, full body, a little harsh across the palate with stone fruit through the finish. There is a little hoppyness that’s comes through across the tongue. Overall it’s okay and really sweet (tasting) beer.
Geokkjer (6239) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours light amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, furitiness and spices. Flavor is sweet and malty with some bread, spices, bidcuits and some bitterness. Medium body, average carbonation.
Meilby (8551) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 355ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, orange and alcohol. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a long caramel and fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.