Kita (1678) - Koper, SLOVENIA - OCT 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 0.33l, shared with Hoppiness crew. Hazy orange brown color with medium creamy off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma is yeasty, hoppy, fruity, floral with creamy scent, too. Taste starts with sweet caramel, follows by refreshng fruity and yeasty acidity, mouthfeel is warming and alcoholic, while finish is pleasantly bitter. Full body, syrupy texture and average carbonation in palate. Good company and such a good beer make your mood quickly better...
mcberko (11209) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 21, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Cascade, pours an opaque dark orangey amber with a medium beige head. Aroma of sweet caramel malts, candied fruits, and a pronounced hop edge. Flavour is not balanced or cohesive at all, with cloying caramel and dark fruit sweetness, with jagged hops that attempt to balance. Not good at all.
Palme (3604) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.33l bottle from Brewdog Camden, enjoyed at our hotel room. Lots and lots of head on this one. Not disturbing, but much. It pours a blurry deep amber almost bronze colored body and the color of the big head is mild beige. Smells nice and malty. Lots of malty goodness here, and a little bit of both caramel, spices, grass, alcohol and red fruits. Not bad at all. Lots of flavor! Was expecting the alcohol to be much more up front than this, cause it’s surprisingly well hidden. Loaded with biscuit sweetness and something light burned. It has strong oily mouthfeel and the carbonation is just about average. Soft warming aftertaste. Lots of malty sweetness as well. Wouldn’t mind having this more available. 09.11.2013
ZodiacM (511) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amberkleurig bier met een witte schuimkraag die niet lang blijft. Een troebel bier met wat minder koolzuur. Geur van mout en caramel, smaak is hoppig en kruidig, een sterke hopsmaak dat wel. De afdronk is bitter. Ik hou persoonlijk van de smaak van hop en bittere biertjes, dus voor mij is dit een prettig bier. Maar kan mij voorstellen dat voor andere mensen de smaak te sterk is.
DuffMan (8628) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Murky golden brown, off white head that recedes to little foamy islands. Aroma is sweetly malty with ripe stone fruit. A mixed bag of sweet malty and yeasty traits, including fruity caramel, light chocolate, and a bit of bread. The hops here are soft and peachy, maybe a bit of ripe mango too, but nothing stands out amongst the malt dominance. Enjoyable but a bit muddled.
FatPhil (12201) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle (BierKompass.de)
Super spicy aroma, pure rye it’s so spicy. Full palate, carbonation lowish, which makes the sweetness a bit slick. Big full malty taste, a little mashy too, but not raw, tons of bitter hops too. Quite heavy, but because of the heavy sweetness smothering the alcohol it’s not boozy. Too sweet for me, but certainly very tasty in its own way.
Marduk (4786) - Reval, ESTONIA - SEP 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle (shared by FatPhil, thanks). Murky brown color. Chunky, moldy head, stays. Sweet, fruity, candy, spicy, bit of ginger in aroma. Sweet, candy, roast, hops, malty taste. Sweet body. Malty aftertaste. Nice one.
mikske79 (1353) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - SEP 7, 2014
2.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Een bier met een heel lekkere geur, maar de smaak is daarentegen enorm slecht vind ik.
cervmagpt (516) - PORTUGAL - SEP 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 19B adapted). Bottle 33 cl - Batch unknown - Bottled on 30-OCT-2012. AROMA: very rich and sweet malt aroma with dried fruits and caramel notes. smooth vinous and port like alcohol notes. low hop aromas and no diacetyl. some cardboard aroma is present. APPEARANCE: deep Brown color and almost opaque. good moussy light brown head with good retention. some viscosity derived from alcohol without pronunced "legging" TASTE: very nice range of sweet malt flavours (toasted, caramel, toffe) and some dried fruits (dried figs). balanced bitterness lingering into a medium-dry finish. very low hop flavours. faint presence of alcohol flavours. PALATE: medium smooth body with medium-low carbonation. faint alcohol warmth. OVERALL: a good strong and barleywine-like ale with good aromas and a plethora of malt flavours.
Jorn69 (2138) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ Havregatan. Bottle (330 ml) from Kihoskh, Copenhagen (48 DKK). Malty, hoppy and fruity with caramely notes, pine needles, sweet, alcohol, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, bitter and malty.