oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Brown hazy opaque colour, big brown creamy/bubbly head. Aroma of alcohol, caramel, cookies, some coffee and yeast. Alcohol, hops, some plum and fruits in flavour. Also old black coffeeish notes and roast can be found. Aftertaste is sweet caramel and alcohol along with hops. Smooth palate. Also some burnt notes in finish and aftertaste.
TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2008 Bottled (bryygt 03.06.05, batch #150)
Very dark hazy and ruby color, big creamy tanned head. Intensive yeasty and hoppy nose, woody-leafy aroma. Full-bodied. Licorice, hops and alcohol dominate. Very strong hoppy aftertaste, warming. Interesting complex and full beer, just a bit too yeasty (especiall the nose). (7/5/8/4/16 4.0)
Re-rated, bottled (brewed 07.11.07, batch #326
Dark brown with nice creamy expresso head. Yeasty, hoppy fruity nose. Very soft velvety palate with flavors of licorice and fruits. Then good bitter bite from hops. Perfect combination. I don’t believe that ageing improves this. (7/5/9/4/17 4.2)
yngwie (13563) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2009 Bottled. (#150) What better name of a beer to rate as beer no 100 than this? Dark copper with dense, beige/light tan head. It’s hazy, but that’s not easy to see because of the rather dark color. Nice carbonation too, and the head stays quite nice. Aroma is mostly fruity bitterness with pine. Flavor is hops, fruity, alcohol and malt. Caramel-sweet, malty beginning that quickly turns into bitterness and warming alcohol, and more bitterness towards the finish. Had this some times earlier at Uptown pub in Kristiansand, but they serve it directly from the fridge. It needs 12-15º C to show all of itselves. Rating: 8-5-8-4-17-4.1. (051011)
Bottle, #335. It pours a brown, reddish hued body, topped by a dense, lasting fingerthick beige head. Pretty lacings. It’s quite easy to smell it’s caramel maltyness and beef-stock, but the hops are doing it’s best to hide it. Even though this has had a year in my cellar, the hops feel as fresh as I remember them, yielding resin and green pine cones in generous amounts. Peaches, grapefruit and some pineapple hints as well. Dried fruits and alcohol too. It’s creamy, full-bodied, warming, smooth and almost sticky on the palate. Wonderful flavor of hops blend nicely with malty sugars, caramel, raisins and some fresh fruits. A tiny touch of roasted malts too, almost chocolatey, but well hidden behind the hops. Resin and green pinecones, peach notes and grapefruit, and an intense bitterness. It finishes with a lasting citrusy and resiny flavor and lots of bitterness. It’s a very sweet beer, but paired with the silly amounts of hops, it doesn’t get sticky or unpleasant, and the alcohol also helps rinse the mouth. It would be wrong to say this has become my everyday beer, but I tend to down a few every week. It really does it for me when I crave for hops. (090301)
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy aroma with notes of chocolate and alcohol.
Hoppy and fruity flavor with notes of alcohol. Tough monster bitterness but in a good way. Dry.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - SEP 26, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from BierKonig. Medium opaque and mahogany in color, the red hue only is apparent when lit with a strong light. Dense tan head forms and fades slowly to a ring and layer over the liquid and leaves great lacing behind. Aroma is malty with sweet carmel and a piney hop aroma to balance the nose nicely. Medium to full bodied, nice carbonation level. Flavor is initially sweet and then slowly balanced out with a citric/piney hop presence. Bordering on Barleywine, but that is semantics. A damn nice beer overall. Thanks Jeppe for the chance to try this beer!!
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2005 This was a very good beer, share with Schroppfy and Sydney at Thirsty Dog. By American standards for a DIPA, this was a bit light, but a fantastic DIPA none the less. Columbus hops made seem like more of a douple British IPA, which made it interesting. Sweet and tart, a very good combination.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I love this beer - it is flat-out bitter, mostly pine but with some vegetal aromas filtering through. Very little over-the-top malt sweetness to counteract the robust bitterness. Instead the malt here is a bit biscuity, or sourdough...Thanks to JCWfor sharing.
larsniclas (5611) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy brown with a bubbly beige head.
Chocolate and citrus in the aroma.
Full-flavored with great maltiness. Fine bitterness with notes of chocolate.
thebeertourist (4816) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
A rich, creamy tan head that leaves laces tops this dark reddish-brown beer. Powerful grapefruit hop aroma. Oily full body. Despite the smoothing presence of caramel, the flavour emphasis is definitely on(slightly harsh) hop bitterness. A memorable anniversary brew from the excellent Den Nøgne Ø brewery, though not as perfectly balanced as their IPA (that may never have been their intention, anyway).
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Beautiful, dark reddish chestnut colour with a small off-white head that collapses rather fast. Almost fatty hop aroma. Loads of caramel in here and roasted malts. A sugary sweetness underlies the very marked bitterness. Very warming alcohol. Rather classical American Imperial IPA. 160905