cgarvieuk (17274) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at RBESG 08 ... Dark brown ... Sweet hop ... juicy but no real balance .
harrisoni (15043) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2008 Bottle at Chris_o birthday bash 08. Amber colour. Thin off white head. Diacetyl and not enough hop. Toffee, astringent hop on finish. Hops are strong, but just not my style. Toffee, butter throughout puts me off. Hops on end are hot rather than flavourful. Just too much toffee. Will re-rate. 3.2/5.0
Re-rate RBESG08 grand tasting. Hazy russet Double IPA aroma of sweet toffee and grapefruit hop. Doesn’t jump out at me, got all the elements, but no great character.
Soenderskov (69) - Dragør, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Århus Beerfestival. Lots off hops, and alkohol but the malt body is a little behind. In my eyes is this beer not a double IPA.
trapez (1537) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.5 l. Bought Bjergtrolden Roskilde. Aroma filled with bitter hops and a hint of dark chocolate. Colour a bit unclear, light brown with small white head. Very bitter flavour. The three different hops are very dominating. Soft carbonation.
fiulijn (16427) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 10, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2011 2010-06-28, draught at Cockney Pub, Århus, 7-4-8-4-15=38
Fresh new keg.
Cloudy dark amber color; medium sized creamy head. Nice aroma, hoppy and fruity, with hints of chocolate. Good body strength; it has strong caramel flavor, some toffee and light chocolate too; very light fruit touch, but strong bitterness; it actually is more solid than fresh. The final is bold, long, but without excitement, and so this beer overall.
2008-08-11, draught at Cockney Pub, Århus, 8-5-7-4-14=38
The presence of good hops is confirmed: very nice aroma. But less sweet than I remembered; and the final is not showing enough hop qualities, mostly bitterness.
2008-05-21, bottle, 8-5-7-5-15=40
Hazy amber color; creamy head. It has a very nice aroma of American hops (it’s brewed with Centennial, Chinook and Cascade). It has good body strength, powerful caramel flavor and toffee, with enough sweetness, then the oily extreme hopping; there is a light astringency, probably because the bottle was shaken. Very long and strong final. Very good.
2008-05-15, draught at Cockney Pub, Århus, 8-5-7-4-14=38
Beautiful hazy amber color; creamy head. It has an excellent aroma of creamy hops and caramel. The flavor is basically toffee, with strong bitterness (and some nice hop oils), a touch of liquorice (unpleasant) and traces of yeast (unexpected). Good for the hops, the rest should be reconsidered.
bierkoning (11111) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from de dolle waiter. Orange dark brown color. Malt, grapefruit, pepper and a hint of caramel in the aroma. Full bodied. Initial malt, immediately followed by a firm herbal grapefruity and oily hopbitterness. Firm oily hopbitter aftertaste with some plastic and red berries. Good!
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate: Bottle at the Oi Oi Saveloy tasting at Chris O’s.
An excellent rich amber colour with a good lasting beige head. Thick resinous hops in the aroma with lots of pine and lemon with some lovely balancing sweetness. Beautiful background malt and some excellent alcohol and toffee. A very good smelling beer. Flavour is along the same lines but not anything like as well balanced. Still pretty good however with a lovely bitterness in the finish. Good beer.
Plimmer (252) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 50cl. Clear amber/red/golden body with a handsome offwhite head. Lots of hops in the nose along with traces of citrus. Rather sweet body with lots of hops (but not as much as expected). Round and bitter finish dominated by hops.
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle at Aarhus Beerfestival.
Very murky amber, with low head. Weak hoppiness in aroma along with diacetyl. Fiery flavour with balanced bitterness. Not very true to style.
stouby (4067) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home.
Golden amber with a beige head, some lacings, sligth hazy. Aroma moderate malty (caramel) and hoppy. Flavor moderate sweet and bitter, round and long. Medium body.