lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle in trade from Padrefan98. Thanks!
Pours a rich semi cloudy dark maroon color. Smell is mild, smooth malt and almost peaty to me. Taste is smooth, malty caramel, and peaty subtle smokiness. Creamy body and low carbonation. Sessionable and easy drinking for the 8%, but not a flavor I cared for too much.
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a ruby hued amber color with a small tan sudsy head. Nose of grapefruit, dark fruits, hazlenuts, molasses, overall very mild. Initial taste is actually vinous with hazlenuts, touch of cocoa, dried fruits. Finishing with a mild bitterness hop balance. Alcohol is decently masked. Light bodied and smooth. Palate duration is average. Good head retention and spot lacing of the glass. This one didn’t really move me.
DietPepsican (1586) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUN 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
multiple bottles from random trades. thanks guys. Pours a very dark red with a medium sized off white head. Aroma was strong caramel malts and a bit of molasses. Flavor is up front hazelnut, with some caramel, chocolate, dried fruits, and nuts. Finishes mildly bitter, peaking around 3ish (fuck you joey). I hate hazelnut but I didn’t mind this that much.
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, notched on April--assuming the best by date? Received it in the Mystery Swap 3.0. Clear ruby brown with a 1/2 finger beige head, fading to a ring before long. Baker’s chocolate up front, light minerals and some raisiny fruits. There is also some toasted grain and caramel. Good job of smelling English. Flavor is a little more caramelly, though the baker’s chocolate is still there and follows through to the earthy lightly roasty dry finish, bitterness peaking around a 3. Backing up a bit, flavor is still a little fruity with some raisin notes. No trace of alcohol at all. Pretty low carbonation with a smooth medium full body. A nice surprise.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Aroma of sugared walnuts and almonds, brown sugar, some fruity sweetness and light caramel notes. Pours dark brown with some deep maroon highlights. Flavor is nutty with grassy hops and lemony tartness on the finish. Slightly metallic on the back of the tongue. Medium bodied and creamy with a tart finish. Interesting, but altogether unimpressive. Thanks Craig!
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 28, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This came in a trade with Shyam. Thanks! Pours a deep copper brown with ruby hues and head that is absolutely non-existent. The aroma right out of the fridge and right out of the bottle was extremely mild, but once it warmed there was a subtle malt aroma that included a touch of spice and biscuit. Flavor was very sugary with plenty of caramel and brown sugar but not a lot else. Finish was a little dry with a touch of lasting sweetness. Drinkable, even with the high alcohol content, but very forgettable.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 12, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of boboski. Pours an almost clear amber golden with a small, off-white head. Light tartness in the aroma and a nutty whiff. Medium body with notes of nuts and roasted malt. Lightly bitter finish. 250308
Ungstrup (34708) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 2, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. A hazy deep red beer with a thin orange head. The aroma is sweet malty with a slightly acidic edge. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel and light notes of straw, leading to a dry bitter finish. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.
KimJohansen (10423) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy dark amber with tiny off white head. Sweet and slightly sour aroma with roasted malt and caramel notes. Same goes for the flavor.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Blind tasting at Papsoe’s. Hazy amber colour with a little weak head. Aroma of roastedness, yeast and some spices. Flavour of malt, roastedness, a little alcohol, and some sourness.