Meilby (10864) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Patricks Pub og Restaurant, Kristiansand
Pours hazy deep amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, orange, grape and grassy hops. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium to heavy bitter with a long malty, fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonaiton is soft.
41cubs (250) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Firstly, this is a Dipa. This is bar none, without question, not a barley wine. Itís important to distinguish this because there may be those who have not tried a beautiful barley wine, and may turn away from them after trying this. The aroma is hard fresh cut wood and sour citrus peel. The flavor is sugary, stale grass in the beginning with a raw, bitter, hard, acidic, alcoholic, woody and tannic dry finish. Can I get some positive grain presents please? Not here I canít. Thank you three floyds and mikkeller. 2012 25oz.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Killer beer! Opaque apricot in color with a lasting pancake. A nice hop forward nose with sweet malt taking up the rear. Full, viscous nectar with superb carbonation. This brew is soft like a velvet blanket, only mildly sweet with a supreme bittering component to balance this mean beast. Iím sipping this like fine Cognac and enjoying every bit of it.
Ibrew2or3 (8024) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not sure who brought this but Iím am very thankful. It pours amber with slight haze in color and supporting a tan head. The aroma offers up smooth spicy hops, some pine hops and smooth sweet sticky malty like notes. The taste delivers nice spicy hops, some spicy rye and a sizeable pine hop note around the edges. It picks up a touch of soapy notes just as a base of malt sweetness comes to the surface. Yummy stuff for sure.
tmrmwel (1699) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours very red amber, with a nice creamy head, and a good full creamy body with little to average carbonation. Lots of pleasant hoppy aroma reach out of the glass, with a tropical layer on top. In addition thereís also some malty notes of chocolate and bread getting through. Flavour is rather complex, with roasted malts, rye (?), nuts caramel and some alcohol, in addition to the ever present and pleasant bitter hoppiness sticking throughout the finish.
dmac (5377) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Blue Dog for my V-Day beerunch. Poured a red/orange bidy with an average sized bubly off white head with some sticky lace. Aroma of molasses, honey, dry caramel, bread crusts and some citrus rinds. Full body that has a syrupy feel a touch of hint and finishes chewy. Flavor of honey, lot of toffee, dry caramel, wax papper, white grapes, bread crusts, toast and citrus. Solid stuff that will age well for several years.
strawberry (14) - Hanover, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy reddish orange color with an extremely tall yellow/green head and some tasteful lacing. Smells thickly hoppy and a little sweet, lots of floral presence. Tastes bitter up front and very much so in the end, with a thin malty sweetness in between and a slight vegetal flavor underneath. Alcohol well-masked, but very bitter in a citrus rind sort of way. Body is a bit too thin and slippery to carry all the bitter flavor. Overall itís nice, but not that well-balanced. Maybe the bitterness will mellow out with time.
sisuspeed (62) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a Portsmouth tulip. Huge, foamy, off-white head on top of a cloudy, red-brown, body. Lots of lacing. The nose is filled with a good helping of grassy hops, earthy malts with a hint of spice and some hay. Not much complexity. Flavor is creamy, caramel, buckwheat. Pretty tasty. On the sweet side with a touch of booze, but the hops help things from getting out of control. Body is full, smooth and creamy with light carbonation. Feels great. Some warming alcohol on the finish. Overall, this is a tasty brew. Nothing overly complex, but it goes down pretty easy for the abv and the body is lovely.
Enjoyit (3752) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Clear amber of color with a beige head. An aroma of sweets, cereal, malty, caramel and lovely hops notes. A flavor of sweets, hops, grainy,caramel and weak notes of yeast.
Skakapa (52) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tried on tap as well as bottle and the bottle just isnít the same. Reddish orange with a massive crown. Strong pine and spicy hop aroma with notes of dried apricots. Bitter aftertaste which is to be expected. Sticky and sweet.