coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Poured golden with a large, fluffy head that left some nice lacing. Aroma was sweet and a little sour, vaguely fruity (turns out it is agave, I suppose). Flavor is an intriguing mix of sweet (perhaps overly so), the odd fruitiness of the agave, some mild sour funkiness, and a good hit of bitterness, particularly in the finish. I’m not sure if it all comes together right, but it’s interesting and worth trying. Thick and sticky on the tongue.
marcus (9231) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours golden with a thick off-white head and a fruity aroma. There is a rich slightly sour caramel malt flavor with tangy grape and agave and a dry oaky finish.
Leighton (18714) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Pat’s birthday tasting at chriso’s. Pours clear gold with a fluffy, white head. Very sweet, doughy malt nose. Extremely sweet flavor, dough notes, white sugar, honey, white grapes. Full bodied with lively carbonation. Warm, sticky sweet finish, some more dough and sugar. A bit heavy overall with the sugar, but decent in small quantities.
italianjohn (2908) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy to hazy orange pour almost no head ring of white head .... aroma of agave, mangos and slight oak .... taste of oak and fruits (mange and agave), caramel malts slight touch of the bourbon/vanilla in the finish with a light bitter bite ... mellow abv hidden well .. finishes dry and fruity
Nisse666 (6308) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from SB Torslanda cons 2011-12-02 (Fredrik: I brought this, ;-) )
AR: pruns, caramel, sourness
AP: clear golden, wee white foamy head
F: caramel, warming feeling, butter, tropical fruits, mango, sticky *3,3
_angst_ (4556) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2011 Bottle sampled @ Ekstedts tasting on December 2. Courtesy of Nisse666. Pours light golden with a white head. Smell is malty, slightly sour and fruity with peaches and lemon. Taste is very sweet with wood, vanilla, red apples and alcohol. Finish is slightly dry and slightly sour.
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Chriso Patriks Bday tasting. Clear gold thin white. Aroma of some fruit or veg i dont know. Flavour of sweetish guava. Pretty tasty. Its ok. Quite decent fruit flavour. Ok.
ekstedt (6528) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle (50 cl), courtesy of rlgk. Hazy amber, medium white head. Fruity and spicy, slightly cloying. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi sweet, low bitterness.
Dazz3 (1797) - Hallsberg, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2011 Sampled at Ekstedt’s Testing 11-12-02. Pours golden with a big white head. Smells and tastes nutty, hoppy and alcohol. Bad bottle.
gnoff (9594) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2011
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle at ekstedt tasting on December 2, 2011
50 cl, marked 12.9%, BB Jan 2015
As "North Coast Grand Cru"
Clear golden color, white head. Buttered popcorn, rancid butter, acidic scent, cheese. Acidic, dry, alcohol taste. Moussy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Some grape peel.