DanielBrown (4164) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle bought at Cask Pub and Kitchen and supped at home. Amber colour rocky head and sticky lacing. Smells tinny, like a nondeScript UK Bitter. Taste is well, err very disappointing. Caramel, metallic wateriness. A mush of leaf and twig, with some Marstons. Very disappointing; worst Mikk product I’ve sampled.
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - APR 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Muddled iced tea body; thin beige head. A little nondeScript. Sort of caramelly/tea/metallic flavor. Not bad.
Benzai (10887) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle @ home. Hazy medium to dark orange color, big dense white to off-white head. Smell hops, malts, herbs and grapefruit. Taste malts, hops, citrus, grapefruit-bitter. Different from the other beers from this series by Mikkeller because of the herbs in the aroma. At least that’s what I get. Taste is very nice again: some fruityness, pretty bitter. Medium carbo, medium body.
Butters (3983) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the Irish Hanukkah Tasting. Sampled side by side with 13 other ones, and all the bottles must be at least 6 months old by now. Clear amber pour with fair soapy offwhite head. The aroma doesn’t really show up that much at all, Flavor however is a bit spicy and clean, with earthy undertones.
BeerandBlues2 (10908) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of Butters at the Irish Chanukah tasting. Pours clear amber with a large, frothy off-white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy pine and floral hops, light biscuit malt and tropical fruity esters. Flavor is heavy hops and medium bitterness, fruity esters, good supporting malt, lightly spicy booze, and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.
Drake (10806) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Butters at the Baltimore Irish Hannukah Gathering, 3/17/12. Thanks! Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a very large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of big bready malts, some caramel, faint catty and herbal hops. The taste is herbal hops, some citrus, leafy notes. Caramel and bready hops. Medium bodied.
Ughsmash (7407) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured fiery medium orange with a dense, sticky off-white head. The aroma picked up orange, pineapple, and spicy floral hoppage over a soft fruit and bready base.. quite nice. The flavor found orange meat and bready notes at the core, with orange zest and peppery bitterness around.. finished spicy with nice balance between the components. Medium-bodied and spicy as mentioned on the palate.. dense carbonation, but it kept moving.. overall really good.
gunnfryd (12935) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is apple, hop, orange, malt. Flavour is sweet, apple, hop, malt, fruit, orange, malt. Taster no 8. OK beer.
dnstone (2377) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice fruity (slightly piney) hop aroma and taste.
Had this one on tap at the Mikkeller Bar shortly after their single hop series event 2011.
fiulijn (16642) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen
Parallel with Willamette
Hazy amber color; small head. Mild caramel aroma, light toffee fudge and candi sugar, and sushi (better than the Willamette). Neutral caramel flavor, on the dry side, and neutral hop component; there is a correct (strong) bitterness level and a light but pleasant fruity touch, but also a bit dusty in the final.