SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(37.5cl thanks to bu11zeye). Pours a cloudy gold with white fizzy head. Aroma of nice citrus, farmhouse, light tartness, wood. Flavor is very much the same, is dry, woody and a bit of grapefruit hoppiness. Mouth feel is medium body with fizzy carbonation. Overall, Tasty!
Embrouille (2819) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 375ml. Ordered from www.bierkompass.de. Decent-sized head. A complex brew with a great hop profile. Sticky spotty lace. I think the barrel aged components don’t add to my appreciation of this beer.
skortila (4424) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. The aroma has citrus, some grapes, honey, yeast. Bit hazy, copper-golden coloured brew with a medium, lasting head and bubbles on the glass. The taste is little sourish, bitter, has grapefruits, some woody tones, citrus and yeast. Medium bodied. I enjoyed this one.
thirdeye11 (5479) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(37.5cl thanks to bu11zeye) clearish yellow with a film of bubbles. Nose of candi sugar, grapes, and citrus fruits. Taste of bitter citrus, light earth, grapes, oily medium bodied finish that’s bitter but smooth.
ilovedarkbeer (2220) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a hazy deep golden color with a small off white bubbly head. Notes of lemons, white grapefruit, sugar syrup, and nuts. Medium to long finish. The american oak imparts additional notes of honey and smoke.
BMan1113VR (7813) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a hazy golden body and a small white head. Slightly more herbal quality than the French oak version on the aroma. Light wood and grapefruit. Taste is slightly buttery, herbal, grapefruit. Light bubbles.
altonbrownd (3766) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bierkoning. Body of dark amber, medium head. Nose of hops and vanilla. Taste is sweet malty, with lots of vanilla notes. Really nice this American oak. Amazing how different this is from the other ones so far. Really good.
ogivlado (5539) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 375ml. -from bierkompass.de; Birthday gift from my girlfriend.
Slight hazy honey golden coloured, small white head that went away slowly, fruity nose. Moderate malty, yeasty, fruity and spicy with distinct notes of grapefruit. Alcohol is well hidden, bitter finish and long-lasting aftertaste. Nice.
Hansen (6432) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
CBF 2009: Yellow. Has a white head, lasting. Very hoppy aroma, herbs and grass. Flavor starts heavy sweet and finish heavy bitter. Dry texture, heavy alcohol. A bit more sharp than the reference.
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JAN 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
INteresting too, I think all the aging process they did at the brewery were nice. It would be quite itneresting to try a vintage one some years from now.