scania (188) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark with off-white head. High carbonation. Aroma: Nutty and malty. Flavor: Clean nutty taste with moderate bitterness.
Radek Kliber (6681) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with fizzy top. Woody, earthy character covered with sweet clean pale malt. Gentle hoppy bitterness. Medium full bodied dark with woody, earthy character. Good true alt. Finish highlited with hopps and hints of tabaco. Very good example of alt.
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chestnut brown colour. Fluffy head. Ashy, bit smokey nose, with a dry, cellary feel. Dark malty flavour profile, bit roasty with caramel notes. Long flavour.
D (577) - Gdynia, POLAND - AUG 11, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red colour, lasting head. Great fruity taste, with some bitterness in finish. Very refreshing alt, awesome.
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (from Bitter Virtue, BB Sep 06). Earthy sweet malt and some woodsy hops. Unfortunately there is a metallic bitterness and boiled cardboardy sweetness here suggesting this would be rather better before pasteurisation.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich malt aroma, almost candy-like, woody too, copper, with a small cream head. Woody/malty taste, almonds, as well. Light bodied, bitterness is well placed. Great! Thanks Radek.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Shared by Radek on Canada Day ’06 with the usual fine folks. Very dark yellow, creamy white head. Malty, soft hops in mild aroma. Same goes for taste - some malt, some soft hops. Creamy mouthfeel. A little nutty. Didn’t leave much of an impression.
GregClow (2976) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with the usual suspects - courtesy of Radek. Light amber with a moderate white head. Nose is sweet and malty, perhaps a bit of fruitiness. Flavour seemed a bit stale to me, but nice - albeit simple - with some mild roasty malt, a bit of nutiness, and a thinly hopped finish. Obviously a well made beer, but lacking... something.
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (500ml). Shared with GregClow, tupalev, DougShoemaker, mds, Radek and others - Radek’s bottle. Poured clear copper with a decent foamy white head. Mild but pleasing aroma of light roast malt, grain, wood and some tangy yeast. Light roasty taste, again a little woody, soft and simple, not long on the palate, finishes somewhat bitter - I liked it, maybe not tons, but I liked it.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. A drinkable if a little boring alt. Quite clean and dry, with some slight nuttyness and some bitter hops in the finish. Drinkable, but average.