OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.33 L bottle, 9.2% abv, from de Bierkoning, Amsterdam. A thin layer of beige bubbles covering a foggy, deep reddish-amber body. The aroma is light sweet, quite hoppy and medium malty with caramel notes. Also a prominent scent of red berries and fruitcocktail. Notes of herbs, mint and wood. Medium to fulll body. Moderate malty, nutty and caramelly, not very sweet, with a plummy fruitiness, and a bold, fruity and spicy hop presence. Also some sourness, wood and pepper tones. Feels thick in the mouth. Lingering hop bitter finish. Not outstanding, but a pretty good BW.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy reddish amber with a small off white head. Malty aroma with prunes, plums, raisins and leather. Taste is sweet, ashy and full of floor polish and alcohol. Mid bitter finish. Excellent.
diabel (1609) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Arendsnest, Amsterdam Hazy amber body. Lightly brown, creamy head. Aroma of caramel, orange peel, citric hops, yeast, ... bit sweet. Moderately bitter, lightly sweet flavour of oranges and caramel. Mouthfeel is a bit weak and also has a tweak in the taste which makes it out of balance. Quite nice, but not fully ok.
Svesse (6296) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at Arendsnest, Amsterdam, 2 Aug 2009) Reddish amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of dried fruit, grapefruit and a touch of resiny hops. Fruity, malty taste with grapefruit, caramel, resin and orange peel. Full bodied, sweetish, well balanced with a distinct, generous, citrussy hop bite. Some alcohol warmth as well. Lovely beer.
leaparsons (8323) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy red brown with a small off-white head. Aromas are toffee and molasses with woody pine and some herbal aspects. Smoky with floral notes. Flavours are spicy pine with sweet toffee and chocolate. Grapefruit bitterness with peppery notes. Decent but could do with even more punch.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the Bottle at Tom’s Ultimate Glasgow Tasting, Blackfriars 01/12/2007
Very hoppy aroma. Amber golden coloured and very hoppy with a crisp and bitter lasting malt finish.
Fin (7701) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at T’ Arendsnest, Amsterdam, 07-06-09 Pours a hazy, puddly brown colour with an off-white bubly head. Aroma is US hops and there is some honey sweetness also. Silky smooth in the mouth, floral honey flavours, tasty big beer with good hoppiness throughout that drinks far too easily and is a little dangerous in that respect but I enjoyed it. A7 A4 F8 P4 Ov15 3.8
johndoughty (4114) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle.Wonderful malty aroma on opening. Malts then dominating making for a full bodied ale that is easy to drink considering its impressive strength. The ultimate winter warmer.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yet another kind gift from our MesandSim. Murky cloudy brown with a beige head. Nice yeasty aroma with a fair few flavours in. Alcohol nicely hidden, nice sweetness and bitterness. Lovely.
pivnizub (9036) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - APR 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (333ml): Hazy, chestnut-amber coloured, stable beige head with a little lace; sweet dark malt, a bit toasty, dried fruits and distinctive hops in the nose; moderate to solid bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied; lingering and warming bitter-sweet finish with notes of toasted malt and an increasing dry aromatic hoppy bite plus cacaopowder in the aftertaste. Very aromatic, very pleasant brew........