Jade (409) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 bottle into trappist. Dark brown cola colour, thin head. Strong nutty/coffee aroma - quite pleasant. Bitter, tangy roasted elements. Leaves a lasting burnt taste to the palette.
Rangi (573) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 22, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
There are parts of this I enjoy others I really really don’t. Its more than a wee bit thin for me. There is no head or carbonation it seems flat and even though there is a nice roasty malt, chocolate after taste it is missing that rich in depth roasty maltieness that is nice with a brown ale. Not sure what all the hops are contributing but not really getting it. The ABV is nice enough though, bought as a night cap and thats what it is doing.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a dark murky brown with dense light tan coloured head. Disappears super quickly to leave on the thinnest film. Aromas of colour, fruity hops, roasted grain and grain alcohol. Not overly pleasant. Flavours of roasted bitter grains, resiny hop bitterness andalcohol. Medium to thin mouthfeel. Dont like it to be honest.
TimE (3148) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
lots of phenols, brown sugar, light lose body, a bit rough, but fun. Lots of chocolate malt . Moderate bitter finish.
Pinball (10776) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear brown, small beige head. aroma is malty, spicy, bitter yeasty. flavor is bitter malty, licorice, wood, bitter yeast, like a belgian stout, peppery.
jesperhammer (2867) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
03-JUN-2012, bottle @Papsø tasting.
Unclear brown with 2/3 tan head.
Brett’y, slightly tart aroma.
Taste is roast, bourbon, coffee. Bery hoppy bitter with grape fruit and pine.
Infected...? Never mind. It is really nice.
Ungstrup (29224) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A murky brown beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of citrusy hops, malt, caramel, and chocolate. The flavor is sweet with notes of chocolate, cocoa, alcohol, malt, and citrusy hops, leading to a dry, bitter, and alcoholic finish.
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of maneliquor. Pours a hazy dark nutty brown with a frothy and lacing off-white head. Sweet roasty nose with a little aromatic hops. Rich body, carbonation is a little excessive, massive roasty coffee notes with some raisin touches, heavy hops - slightly citrusy with a roasty bitterness. A little funk lurking. Another interesting Moon Dog beer. 030612
yespr (31106) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy brown with a huge tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and caramelish. Crisp hoppy and light fruity. Vague sourness. Dark roasted toffee caramelish malty. Lingering fruity finish.
ALLOVATE (2385) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cap came off with little help from the bottle opener, the beer soon following as it projectile vomited itself all over the dining table. What made it to the glass was a murky, deepest brown liquor with muddy yeast footprints on the base. Head was a towering, rocky, off-white and well fuelled mess that left thick daubs of lace. A complex but not altogether convincing nose has hints aniseed, spruce, heather, camphor, twiggy bark and peanut husks and salty, raw kelp. It is heavily phenolic and piercing with something in their also that I couldn’t quite put my finger on - almost like those old faux chocolate scented scratch and sniff stickers teachers gave out in Primary School. First sip had me squirming, but there was something in there that was alluring. The carbonation is quite fierce but it heightens this demerara sugar, scorched wood, camphor and burnt bitter berry combo it has going on. It is quite meaty, chunky otherwise in body with a very long hop, malt, yeast, sugar, smoke, obscenely dry and Unterbergesquely bitter. I’m lost for words. I don’t know what to make of it. It tastes more like a German herbal aperitif with all the anise coming through, and honestly just as boozy with that alcohol being about as shy as Ruch fans at a Wisła Kraków away game, this has a freaky-arse kick. It is sweet, bitter, herbaceous, boozy, smoky, not altogether knowing what the left is from the right but somehow pulling it off. I like, I hate it, what is it and can I get another...... (33cL, no date stamp, Cellarbrations Carlisle)