TorbenJensen (1334) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Large coarse foam that lasts a long time. Smells although of pine needles and slightly acidic aroma of yeast. The taste varies over easy fruit and pine needles, but taken over quickly by a significant hop bitterness which clearly reflects the IPA content. It is a gem, though perhaps should have been launched as an Imperial IPA instead, for it is its IPA character that shines through most.
hallinghansen (2437) - Odense S, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1,5 liter bottle. Hazy Amber body with a medium offwhite head. Tart, malt, caramel, hops, citrus.
andrew_drinks (234) - Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG - DEC 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Drinkwater’s Last Stand, Brewdog Shepherds Bush, 18th Oct 2014. Chestnut brown in the glass, fine carbonation, small head. Slight dull hop aroma, some gingerbread, caramel - not as oxidised as feared. Rich raisin, dark fruit, caramel, some marmalade, booze. Glad I got to try it, even if it was perhaps past its best.
llkc (810) - århus, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
duft: lime. karamel. citrus. sødme
smag: meget smag af sukker karamel. humle. lidt rugbrød. malt sødme. god fylde
Cunningham (5941) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear deep nutty color with a nice tan head. Lovely lacing. Looks great. Fruity and bready aroma. Full body. A bit sweet and a rich bitterness. Powerful and balanced flavor. Bready, fruity, citrus and toffee. Maybe a bit to bitter.
[ Bottle at rlgk plaza]
rlgk (14698) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at USA comes to Göteborg 2014. Clear amber beer with a rich lasting beige/yellowish head. Malty caramel aroma, vinous, toee, licorice, some figs and grapes. Malty booy aroma, caramel, bready, hay, vanilla, licorice, some grapes. Quite ok.
Yorker (1764) - Herning, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
150 cl bottle @ home (bottle #82) - shared with a few people to celebrate my birthday (the Stella beers seem fairly appropriate to use for birthday celebrations). Pours dark brown with a huge off-white head that leaves a lot of lacing. Aroma and flavour are pine, citrus, caramel, and toffee - with a slightly bitter finish.
pushkinwow (2306) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Magnum from the webshop, #169. Dark and dirty mahogany with a dark beige head. Fairly sweet and slightly aged hop strong ale, fig, caramel, prune, malty, boozy, slight resin bite, moderate+ carbonation and body, somewhat dry, nice balance on the palate although a little too sweet on the nose. Very good.
zvikar (4086) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at Mikkeller Office in Stella Tasting. Pours red with a huge beige head, aroma of marmalade, pine, malt, flavor is slightly bitter and alcoholic with marmalade, tangerine, medium bodied.
pentaz (1256) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Stella tasting. Pours clear auburn/chestnut with a huge frothy beige head. Aroma is quite hoppy considering the age, grapefruit, pine, caramel, red berries, chocolate, white cheese, resin and flowery. Taste is moderate sweet, heavy bitter, light acidic. Body is medium+, texture is oily, carbonation is moderate. Finishes dry and very bitter with booze and spice.