daniele (4465) - ITALY - JAN 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bel ambrato buona schiu adiscreta persistenza tanto lupolato radoice quasi terroso salato fruttato leggero agrumato resina discreto malto leggero caramello luppolatura intensa rabarbaro buona attenuazione leggero warming
Bullit (3722) - Burgos, SPAIN - JAN 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, courtesy of skortila. Orange - brown colour, tan creamy head. Nose is pine hops, sticky resin, caramel, slightly alcoholic. Flavour is caramel malts, toffee, resin, touch of alcohol, grapefruits. Fairly bitter finish. Very good.
maekchu (1457) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by KyotoLefty. Thanks! Big sourish and prune aroma, with some candied fruit and fumes. Dark straw color. Sharp tingly hop initial; mid comes through with complex fruitiness and some hop balance; strong alcohol and hoppy finish. Medium body. Pretty damn good. But really more like a barley wine. Hides the alcohol to some extent. At least it doesn’t hit the palate like a 13% brew usually does.
KyotoLefty (5541) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Alex. Huge fresh hop nose, grassy, light brown with orange color and a pretty lace. Sweet and resinous, somewhay syrupy with pine and enormous bitterness. Very earthy, much like an American BW. Don’t feel the 13% alcohol. Very interesting and enjoyable.
Travlr (9808) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Alex420, grazie a Lei! Clear deep amber color, thick cream colored head with good retention and solid lacing - a beutiful beer. Aroma is sweet pine and caramel. Taste is sweet, malty pine resin. Straightforward stuff.
Theis (12123) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (Thanks a lot to Alex) at home - shared with Mette. Clear dark amber - white bubbles. Ok hoppy, rather bitter, sweet malty, dried fruits, light alcoholic notes, toasted malts, knćkbrřd, grape fruits, citrus, resin, nutty, grassy, raisins, lots of hops, a mix of DIPA & a Barley Wine...... Nice...
Koelschtrinker (9446) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 30, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Brotiger Antrunk, süß, etwas alkoholisch. Unausgewogen, die nur geringe Süße verdrängt den Hopfen. Weich, der beste Part ist der mittellange Nachgeschmack. 7/7/8/9/9/7
_angst_ (2084) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours tiny hazy copper with a small frothy offwhite head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is intense, sweet and hoppy with caramel, grapefruit rinds, caramel, alcohol, oily pine, moist tobacco, sweet white bread, golden syrup and alcohol. Taste is very sweet and bitter with caramel, alcohol, grapefruit rinds, pine needles, resinous wood, golden syrup, sweet bread, resinous wood and toffee. Mouthfeel is round, boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with caramel, resinous wood, grapefruit rinds, pine needles, dried apricots and hints of golden syrup, grass and sweet bread. Way too boozy and unbalanced...
larsniclas (5186) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled at DTTEOD
Deep amber with no head.
Sweet, vinous, resinous toffee.
Wooden flavour with resin. Some sweet, tropical fruits.
A bit too alcoholic.
High, long lasting bitterness.
tkrjukoff (3772) - SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl, DTTEOD. Pous clear deep amber with a minimal rim of head. Aroma is malty sweet caramel hoppy fruity. Flavor is boozy swet caramel bitter astringent almonds citric resiny. Finishes longlived bitter grapefruit.