hopscotch (10426) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Clear dark-orange ale with a small, fizzy, off-white head. Good retention. The aroma is full of all kinds of malty, fruity, doughy goodness - chocolate chips, white cake batter, strawberry jam (Jeff hit it right on the nose with that deScription), dried apricot, sugar cookie and rumors of cinnamon and resin. Full-bodied and nearly chewy with lively carbonation. The flavor offers sweet, malty notes of white cake batter, graham and cookie dough accentuated and kept in check by moderate peppery bitterness. Finishes crisp and bittersweet with a gentle kiss of acidity. Very nice.
KimJohansen (10406) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark reddish amber with tiny beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel and hoppy notes. Flavour likewise with a bitter finish.
Sammy (10325) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2008
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Doesn’t look like much, laggerish light after initial foam.Somewhat cheesy aroma. The taste is somehwhat hoppy and refreshing. A natural casklike carbonation. Bit of light lemonlime aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel.
adnielsen (10312) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home. Pours a dark maroon body with an almost non-existent tan head. Sweet fairly dark malty aroma with hints of red licorice, cherries, and other red fruits. Low carbonated, tangy, slightly bitter, red fruity, medium malty body. Sort of sour, sweet, and brown malty finish. Not as strong of flavor as most English Strong Ale.
Meilby (10310) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits and grass. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long malty, caramel and fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Maria (10190) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It is beautiful, dark, red-brown with a creamy head. The aroma has notes of malt, fruit, caramel, citrus and peach. The flavour has a light sweetness and notes of roasted malt, licorice, fruit, spruce, citrus and caramel. The finish is very long. It is a complex and interesting beer.
Rune (10000) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Systembolaget Kiruna, via djoeye. Crystal clear golden body, stable off-white head leaving crocheted lacing down the glass. Mixed aroma of dried fruits and brown malts. Flavoured with brown malts, almond, and herbal hops. Malt-fruity endnotes. Medium bodied. Clean in the mouth. Pleasant (shared with Finn, Tromsø 11.02.2015).
DSG (9563) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 29, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Noam’s place. Thanks Tom L. Clear amber. Aroma of slightly chalky malt, a bit of caramel, a bit of toast, earthy hops. Sweetish flavor, malty, with caramel, toast, and bitterish earthy and floral hops. Medium-bodie3d.
DrSilverworm (9445) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
6oz on tap at Noen’s. Totally hazy, darker amber red color. Thin off-white bubbly head. Couple bits of lace. Bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Reasonably easy drinking. Toasty, caramel malts. Light spice. Moderate bitter taste. Moderate sweet. Light belgian yeast influence. Some euro type crisp hops. Solid, mildly hoppy belgian amber strongish winterish ale.
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Churchkey. Pours a clear red amber topped by a medium tan head leaving admirable yellowish sheets of lace. Nose is at first mild cheesy hops. Taste is straightforward bitter and astringent with small red fruits and a lot of tannic tea character. Over slatted grain feel. Too astringent. Hop presence is older and cheesy. Feels like a DIPA gone wrong. Sweaty and blander taste. Stinging, sharp carbonation. Mild paper character.