Ragnampiza (87) - ITALY - JUL 14, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
37,5 cl bottle from Passione Birra. Expiration date: 22/03/2013, served into a snifter. Pours a caramel colour with brown and red highlights, with an extremely small tan-beige head. Some alchool legs. Nice resin hops aroma, some caramel, wood, wine barrels, leather, whisky and some alchool. Presence of caramel malts in the mouth, some woody characters and a slight booziness. Very light carbonation, creamy and in some way liquer texture. Not a big fan of this one.
DutchDrebus (3089) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lovely colour. Definitely not as bitter as i was hoping for. Bit of a dissappointment. Not really special.
HenrikSoegaard (9750) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter powerfull flavor. caramel and whiskey combined with fine LASTING hops. Long heavy bitter fantastic finish. Creamy palate. World class and the hops last!
GonZoBeeR (2752) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance:dark-orange,lig beige head...
Flavor:smoked-burn flavor,resinus hops,maple caramel...
Koelschtrinker (9467) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Der hopfige Antrunk wird von der Süße und den stark alkoholischen Holznoten unterbrochen. Noch deutlicher wird die Fasslagerung im Mittelteil, in dem die Holznoten fast penetrant sind. Auch der Alkohol zeit sich unverholen, die Hopfigkeit befindet sich trotz der Intensität in der Defensive. Sehr süßer und holziger, natürlich auch bitterer Abgang. Das normale 1000 IBU gefällt mir besser. 8/10/8/12/12/11
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Single bottle purchased from Kensington Wine Market in Calgary, AB. Colour: An interesting mix of cloudy brown and red with gigantic light brown head that is in no hurry to fade. Nose: Honey, malt vinegar, mint vines, pine sap, grease, leather. Taste: medium-high sweet, medium bitter, medium sour. Hot entrance....chocolate covered cherries, smoke, over-ripe cantaloupe, medicinal. Finish is woody and deliciously bitter. What a personality. What character. Slightly off-balance but still great stuff.
Ratman197 (8484) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of peat smoke, oak, citrus and lighht earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of peat smoke, dark chocolate, light earthiness and light citrus with a smooth dry lingering smokey citrus finish.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(375ml bottle, BB 18/03/2013) Pours a clear mahogany body with a dense thick beige head. Aroma of oak, grapefruit, pineapple, and vanilla. Flavor of heavy new oak, vanilla, iodine, herbs, citrus, spruce, caramel, and toasted coconut.
Fin (6637) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle picked up at The Grove, Huddersfield, West Yorshire 23.04.11 consumed at home 25.04.11 Pours dark brown, touch hazy with an off-white head. This is too sweet and the hoppiness has all but vanished. Some smokiness on nose and in the mouth, dark unrefined sugars, but just too sweet for me and not a great idea to barrel age this. A6 A3 T5 P3 Ov11 2.8
neuromatt (858) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
37.5 cL bottle from Kensington Wine Market in Calgary, tasted with the standard version side-by-side with Chris and Dan. Served in a goblet. Pours hazy mahogany with a small tan head. The head fades to a thin remnant and leaves a small amount of fine lace. The nose has huge notes of whisky and oak, along with toasted malts, citrus and subtle floral notes. There are also notes of earth, smoke and peat. The flavour is intensely sweet with a complex roasty and smoky quality. There is virtually no sign of the huge hops that went into this one. The finish is long with a roasted malt quality. On the palate, it is full in body with a creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a nice whisky-infused brew that bears little resemblance to either an IPA or its standard-issue brother. It is much sweeter, more subtle and less imposing than the standard-issue and introduces a nice smoky, whisky quality. I liked it more than the standard, though I miss the imposing hop nose of the original. 2011-04-16