hamrech (134) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drinking this second back-to-back with a Challenger, neither is outstanding as Mikkellers go but this is definitely the better of the two. Hops are more prominent and it’s more balanced. Definitely enjoyable.
Dandm (88) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This dank old thing is being compared to its sister Mikkeller Galena. Resin, caramel, soy sauce, melted cheese. Milky texture. Low bitterness, higher malt. Very short finish. There is some herb and citrus to be found if you look hard. I think the Galena has aged better overall.
kraddel (6376) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drank side by side with the 19 other variants of the serie. I would like to note up front that - since these beer’s are no longer in production, they were not fresh. this rating should thus be viewed with that in mind, and can shed a light on the ’ageing’ differences between the variants. They were probably better fresh...
Pours rather clear, dark amber, small white foam. Smell is aged, bit cardboard, but also madeira. Taste is bitter, dusty - by age - , a bit fruity in the back. Mild pine notes. OK bitterness.
rumproasts (5054) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 30, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Amber with one finger head. I’ve had a lot of beers from this series by now, and this is certainly well past its prime, but I couldn’t pass it by when I saw it in a bargain bin. Substantial malt base. Plenty of caramel sweetness. Fairly oxidized hops at this point, medium bitterness. Not bad, but I’ve enjoyed others in this series a lot more.
rouhlas (2843) - GREECE - AUG 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Dark golden orange color with off white head. Hoppy aroma, grassy, light floral, light fruity, malty too. Sweet and bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
Lunkie (1828) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Floral hop malt aroma. Amber colour poor head and lacing. Malt herbal grassy floral flavour. Smooth lingering palate.
vanvenlo (1787) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grain and Grape bottle(25-Aug-2015)Spice lemonade aroma.Amber,low head&spider lace.Big malt berry spice flavour.Broad spice malt finish&herbal berry aftertaste.
SeniorZozo (1274) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
the cascade of yesteryear. It’s smooth and fruity but not too bitter or citrusy. Clearly noble-ish hops. As always, a good beer from Mikkeller.
Huhzubendah (3543) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark copper body, mild haze, half inch of tan head. Earthy, malty, herbal, grassy aroma. Malt forward. Ok flavor, but certainly not fresh. Please put a date on beers meant to be consumed fresh.
crossovert (11424) - Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft (at seemingly an old age). HAzed amberish pour, spicier hop with a pleasant herbal character too.
ordybill (1340) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 330 ML bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a malt and grass aroma.
Appearance- Pours an orange-like color with visible sediment.
Taste- Has a grass flavor with some standard IPA hop bitterness.
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate cabonation
Overall- Another average beer.