Skinnyviking (7788) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Medium high creamy off-white head. Clear cobber body. Hops dominated and bitter aroma. Light and mild fruity and yet bitter flavor with a bit of caramel as well. Low carbonation. Short aftertaste.
HenrikSoegaard (11495) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Den Tatoverede Enke.
Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. Nice bitter.
saxo (14844) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at "den tatoverede enke". Nice creamy head with good duration. Color is dark amber. Aroma and taste are rich with hops and malt. Bitter finish.
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, nice clear bronze with a thick manilla head. Pear, earthy resinous hops and a little cedar in the nose. Flavor has notes up front of dark toffee/caramel, earthy hops and a woody presence. Pretty resinous and bitter. Medium bodied along with a lively carbonation.
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2009 On-tap at Bishops Arms, Järntorget, Gothenburg. Hazy amber color with a creamy off-white head. Hoppy floral and citrus like aroma also some sweet fruit and caramel. Tastes hoppy, bitter, fruity/sweet, caramel. Very nice one!
081122. Cask. Örebro Öl & Whisky Festival. A bit more grassier and more lightbodied.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500mL bottle, courtesy of omhper. Thanks, Per! Pours a murky orangish-brown color; fluffy, khaki-colored head with excellent retention and lacing. Floral and fruity hops in the aroma; some cedar and mate tea (thanks, Eben) and red fruits; quite pleasant, if a little overripe. A zest of grassy and herbal hops at the front; definitely get that mate / tea-like malt character at the core; a good twist on the typical earthy, biscuity ESB, with a bit more very ripe red fruit. Medium, biscuity and earthy finish.
Stine (1657) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 500 ml. Golden orange hue, fairly hazy but still clear. Sweet and grassy aroma of yerba mate, graham, and orange. Tea extends itself indefinitely with a light hint of cherry syrup. Crisp, understated bitterness of grass and sesame seed; certainly heavy and perhaps overly so on EKG. Lightly nutty, very leafy, long resinous character and the softest shade of honey. Bright fruit sugar darts in and out, suggesting cotton candy. Mild astringency finishes. More or less an uninteresting hoppy pale type. Thanks for sharing, Ken!
Bov (10485) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
courtesy of Per Forsgren - dark amber colour with a little persistent beige foam; very hoppy, aroma of herbs, mint and gentian; some red fruits, medium-bodied and very bitter, dry and long bitter herbal and fruity finish - complex and very good
pilsnerrogge (2633) - Finspång, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival
Amber colour, OK head. Dusty hop aroma. Hoppy bitterness with notes of toffee.
mugabe (258) - SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. Whisky/cola-coloured with a thin head. Taste of old oak boards with a dry finish of wild strawberries. Very dry and very good.