bhensonb (12455) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours hazy amber with a 3 finger frothy off-white head. Aroma is floral and earthy followed by ripe light stone fruit. Med+ body. Flavor is floral and earthy, and it seems a bit peppery towards the end. Bitter as all get out. Nice.
swoopjones (6909) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle sample at Blue Monk, Buffalo. light floaties in a copper orange color, solid showing of the nugget bitterness, herbal flavor, sweet maltiness, nice IPA
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - AUG 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chopp. Deep golden colour. Pleasant fruity spiced like hoppy aroma. Flavour is fruity hoppy spice like too, sweet like, caramel, good bitterness, ok maltiness.
JorisPPattyn (8439) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Part of a fourth flight of four out of nineteen4 days test. Rather huge, dense yellow head over clear amber-copper beer, big bubbled. Cheesy hops, hint at seaweed; cakey malt background. Again bit cheesy, green and autumn leaves in the background, finishing earthy-bitter. No brusque tastechanges however, good balance. Medium bodied, rather well-carbonated, bit slick. Aftertaste is rather discreet. I thought of Nugget as a typical bittering hop. This proves it’s worth more than just that.
TheBeerGod (5572) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Copper colored with a tall, fluffy tan head. Aroma is hoppy with earthy notes, soft floral notes, tea and caramel. Taste is floral and earthy hops, caramel, sweet malt, light toffee, tea, and fruit notes. Body is medium with a creamy carbonation. Finishes like it began - floral and earthy hops, big caramel and tea, sweet malt, and fruit notes.
ClubGonzo (4725) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Kihoskh, Copenhagen, shared with Palme and friends. Pours the seemingly default (good) look of Mikkeller Hop Series: a slightly hazy orange body with a medium off-white head. Nose is licorice, herbs, grass and hints of pine. Smooth and mellow, but a bit too weak for a high score. The same goes for taste: licorice, pine and hints of fresh grass, albeit too faint for my liking. Nice, but a bit too neutral all in all.
tkrjukoff (4172) - SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl, Kihoskh Copenhagen. Pours clear orange amber with a good beige creamy head leaving lacing. Aroma is malty, bready, sweetish, hoppy and fruity. Flavour is sweet, malty, bitter, a bit pungeant, nutty and carame. Finishes with nice bitter aftertaste.
crackedmachine (473) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a very fuzzy, light-tan head. Only slightly hazy. Very aromatic grassy hops atop a caramel base. Intensely bitter and astringent. Flavor of grass and resin dominate the slightly sweet malt base. Again, intensely bitter...it practically burns. Nonetheless enjoyable, particularly after the first few sips have desensitized the palate.
jtclockwork (10858) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours caramel brown. Tan head. Nose/taste of pine, wood, hops, caramel and citrus. Medium body. Dry pine finish.
saxo (14844) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vinens Verden. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are malt, caramel, hops, peach and citrus.