Ughsmash (7005) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks once more to Bob! Poured clear, brighter golden with a short-lived cap of white head. The aroma picked up lots of strong fusel notes driving pale malty sweetness.. strong corn and herbal notes as well.. this came across as more of an exercise in power rather than a complex and intricate beer. The flavor had strong pale and toffee maltage (all amplified by the booze factor).. toasty and a little slick.. lots of warm honey sweetness at the finish.. good things going on in here. Thick and coating on the palate with strong boozy notes lasting well beyond the finish.. lower carbonation. This may mellow out and be really enjoyable in about 5 years!
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours gold with 1-finger white head. Aroma is hopcitric, pale malty, with some fruit and spirity notes. Tastes rich, pale malty, with honey, corn syrup, and hopcitrus. Gets a bit cloying and syrupy as it warms.
MIBRomeo (2492) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
huge helles at 14%.
Wheat colored pour whispy white head, w/ little lace. Hot aroma alcohols, sweet grains, odd sweet aroma I can’t quite place. Nice palate well coated. Very rich sweet and alcoholic flavor, lots of sugars, light caramel and grains hints of bread in the aftertste. big sweet & pretty good.
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Heavy hoppy aroma. Small fizzy head. Fully diminishing longevity. Clear orange body. Heavy sweet initial flavor, with a long finish duration. Medium palate.
JK (4284) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A blond doppelbock. Well carbonated and a tall, thick head. Fruit and sugar in the aroma. Very sweet, but also powerful alcohol presence, this is for slow sipping. Thick on the palate, but the heat means I can’t drink a lot of it.
HenrikSoegaard (10090) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Frothy white almost no head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma, Powerfull but not very pleasent flavor totally dominated by alcohol. Sticky syruply palate. I really didnt like this beer.
badgerben (4362) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear yellow color with a large head. Very slight grainy aroma. Big, bready taste with some yeast. Tastes very much like a Belgian Tripel. Fruity finish.
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is very powerful with notes of alcohol, fruits, and caramel - somewhat like a dessert wine. The flavor is very sweet with strong notes of alcohol and fruit both fresh and some over ripe making it a bit heavy, leading to a somewhat alcoholic finish. The alcohol leaves a burn on the tongue.
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - DEC 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer was a great suprise and a had a great kick to it. Golden in pour with an off-white head about a finger thick. Very sweet aroma of sugar. Taste is very smooth and sweet with a definite alcohol presence. Thank you Joe!
Skyview (5109) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled during Cellar’s Wine & Spirits weekly beer tasting, shared by Joebrew. From bottle, pours a dark hazy golden brew with a thick off-white head that has some good retention and lacing. Aroma of sweetened caramel malt, a touch of spice, some light cherries, and a touch of brown sugar. Taste is quite high in alcohol. Medium to full bodied, light carbonation with additional flavors of caramel malt, dark pitted fruit and a touch of black pepper. Finish is quite smooth, warm from the high alcohol with a semi-sweet caramel and brown sugar aftertaste. I’d like to try this after a couple of years of aging.