dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the generous Black IPA. Pours a clear amber color with a soapy white head and active carbonation. Aroma is citrusy hops and loads of eartiness. Taste is sweet with some candied sugar, vinous notes and strong earthy notes. Medium bodied and dry. Alcohol is well hidden. Good stuff.
sonnycheeba (5145) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark, cloudy amber with thick, frothy off-white head; good retention and some lacing. Aroma is cookie and cereal malt, spicy and floral hops, figs, belgian yeast, grapes, and light oak. Flavor is white wine, sweet malts, floral hops (light bitterness), and dark fruit esters; dry finish with a touch of oak. Medium body and carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (12193) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours mostly clear amber with a medium, frothy white head, short retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is farmhouse Brettanomyces, citrus, floral, and spicy hops, mango and passion fruit esters with grape must, oak, and biscuit and cookie malt. Flavor is vinous, oak, and farmhouse Bretty notes with sweet malt, medium hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium-full body and medium carbonation.
Lukaduke (3038) - Gray, Maine, USA - FEB 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden orange color with three fingers of sticky eggshell foam. The nose is very vinous with lots of barrel character, brett, grass, pine. On the palate its a lot of the same with nice complexity. Ripe grapefruit, touch of acidity, fresh grass, honeyed malts and a bit of horse blanket funk to round out the palate. Nice beer.
AdamChandler (4540) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Burnt orange. 3 finger head
Bretty and orange on the nose
Very grape skin after taste of cloves and citrus. Very grapefruity with honey. Very grassy
Pyrmir (5608) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big bottle. Aroma of dark malts, complex woody flavors. The major taste experience here is the dryness and bitterness reminding of grape peels.
Marduk (6435) - Reval, ESTONIA - JAN 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazy orange color, tiny off-white head. Caramel, hops, fruity and vinegary notes in aroma. Sweet, vinegar, citrus, orange in flavor. Soft carbonation.
Vells (1608) - Rîga, Latvija, LATVIA - JAN 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange with thin off white head. Lacing OK.
Aroma.. citrus hoppy, fruity malty, sweet honey like.
Sweet with dry sour finish. Quite high carbonation.
Interesting beer, nice quality, thou bit too high sourness
Ungstrup (34660) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of wood, bettanomyces, malt, caramel, grapes, and barnyard. The flavor is sweet with funky notes of brettanomyces, malt, wood, grapes, caramel, alcohol, and barnyard, leading to a dry finish.
haukur (1800) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JAN 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the more finer beers that I have ever sampled. Good vinegary aroma, some barn, dust and big apple profile. Coppar with a small head, almost like Orval looking. Taste is all brett, vinegar, oak, hops. Fantastic palate. Long finish. Awesome brew!