gunnar (7653) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle at Sigmunds place. Pours dark brown/ruby, slightly hazed with a small fast diminishing head. Strong + aroma of hops, fruity and piny, moderate sweet marmelade, malts,. Taste is initially sweet malty, before the hops kicks in, dark dried fruits, moderate bitter resiny end, a kick in the front teeth this one.
Sigmund (6459) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared 660 ml bottle conditioned, from Voldby Købmandsgård. ABV is 9.5%.
Pours pinkish-red with a low and short-lived white head. Lovely hoppy aroma, notes of tropical fruits, hints of spruce. Massively hoppy flavour throughout, fruity notes, spruce and pine. Quite a bit of residual sweetness. Bitter of course, but not as extreme as some American double IPAs.
rarbring (2213) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Much american hops, floral and resin vibes. Pine soap.
Appearance: A dusky rose hip colored brew, an off-grey head with little lacing, but some curtains.
Taste: Sweet brown bread, toffee, tea, orange marmalade and and bitter peel.
Palate: Little carbonation, watery with a small body, a slightly dry finish.
Overall: This beer wants to be big, but do not really deliver.
Note: Bottle at De Klomp tasting. Reviewed 2012-10-20.
Furseth (2080) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft@ City Pub in Gothenburg: Hazy red colour, big head, aroma was dominated of vanilla, sirup, fruits, flowery, orange, some alcynes, heavy fruity nose, and a bit of sweet maltynes to. Flavor was a heavy citrus bomb! mixed with fruits, orange, sirup,sweet maltynes,. Big body, long fruity/alcy,Citrus finish. Nice!
brokensail (15570) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy dark amber color with an off-white head. Smells quite sweet. Lots of toffee, caramel, and tons of pineapple hop aroma. There is some brown sugar and a mild pine note. Sweet citrus, pineapple, and caramel dominate the flavor. Brown sugar, light pine flavor and bitterness on the finish. Not bad, just quite sweet.
tkrjukoff (4293) - SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at City Pub. Pours hazy dark amber with a small beige head leaving lace. Aroma is raisind fidges malty fruity hoppy a bit earthy piny and citric. Flavor is dpot on malty fruity caramel sweetish piny rediny grapefruits bitter pungent, rich and delicious. Finishes longlived bitter fruity with no signs of the 9,5% ABV.
imdownthepub (12909) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask conditioned at Minehead Beer Fest ’12. Cloudy brown with white head. There is a surprise at the start of this, fruity sweetness, strawberry juice, I never expected that. Then the alcohol pushes through, strong, stripping allowing the fruity hops to develop. Powerful stuff and very involving, heavy man!
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - SEP 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Great Grog. Pours a deep orangey ruby colour with a thin layer of bubbles. No carbonation to speak of. Lovely bright fruity nose, strawberry jam, pureed apricot, sweet honeyed malts. Nice sweet malt body followed by a massive resinous grapefruit hop hit, seriously fruity. Nice long, clean grapefruit bitter finish. But sadly, absolutely no carbonation. Really flat as a pancake. Slightly spoilt it for me :(
Svesse (7720) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at MacKinlay’s Inn, Stockholm) Deep amber colour with creamy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of dried fruit, blood oranges and caramel. Malty, fruity taste with caramel, blood oranges, black-currant, resin, pine needles and a solid resinous bitterness in the finish. Almost full body, quite sweet. Very tasty and quite powerful (shy and understated are not really words that spring to mind). Excellent beer.
visionthing (4666) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from 66cl bottle at Beer Enthusiast release party, Håndverkerstuene. Pours hazy amber with a small, off-white head. Hop juice! Hoppy aroma with citrus, fruits, malt and lots of caramel. Medium to full body. Sweet, fruity and caramelly with a hoppy and balanced bitterness. Hoppy dessert!