Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Hazy, reddish amber with a beige head. Unusual aroma of wood and overripe fruit. Quite full-bodied with notes of burned caramel and overripe fruit. Lightly bitter finish. 221108
ogivlado (5287) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at ‘t Arendsnest, Amsterdam.
Cloudy dark amber coloured, medium sized off-white head, fruity alcoholic nose. Sweet fruity orangey hoppy taste with notes of yeast and spices. Alcohol is very noticable, and the finish is dry hoppy alcoholic. 9.2%.
Borresteijn (4133) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Arendsnest. The big brother of SNAB Pale Ale. Amber/copper colour, off-white head. Aroma of hops, grapefruit, sweet alcohol. Flavour is sweet fruits, caramel, hop bitterness, pine and grapefruit, alcohol. Soft mouthfeel. Treacherous!
gunnfryd (9291) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Red brown orange colour with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, citrus, hop, alcohol. Flavour is citrus, hop, sweet, alcohol, caramel. Very nice beer.
yngwie (11747) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, from trade with jbrus. It pours a next-to clear dark orange to golden body with a beige head. Hoppy nose with some alcohol, sugars and fruits, and some dried fruits and caramel. Sweet, fruity and malty flavor with some caramel and pine. A bit perfumed maybe. Long finish with hops and malty sweetness. Full-bodied and warming in the mouth. A belgian-brewed beer with an american twist, complex and really good. (080509)
3fourths (7510) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - JUN 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2012 Bottle at Depaas in the Hague. Dark red and brown colored body with a big white head. Nose of crystal malt and grassy, dry Cascade hops. Flavor of cherries and cedar wood from the caramel malt, but quite hoppy and sharp on the palate. Full bodied and rich, malty up front, grossly hoppy on the back with note of cherry and pineapple. Not abrasive or aggressive, actually quite smooth.
MIBRomeo (2443) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
reddish amber and brown w/ a large off white head and nice lacing. Hoppy fruity aroma hints of graham crackers and cereal. Nice palate good body well coated and very sticky/oily. Lots of hops in the finish, grass, & strawberry provide a crisp dry fruity taste along w/ some cereals and an alcohol in the swallow.. not half bad.
thewolf (10530) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, bought @ Utobeer market stand, London.
Lightly hazy deep red with a fine, creamy off-white head on top. Fizzes away rather fast, but looks good while it’s there. Aroma is thick wet malts, some cascade hoppiness, light toffee, quite vinious and rather dusky. Low carbonation, rather creamy. Flavour is earthy, light hopped, rather sweet and vinious. Aftertaste has a good toffee caramel note. And stays for quite some time.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On Tap at Arendsnest with Bierkoning. Pours a nice deep woody amber with a lasting off white head. Aroma is very soapy with some solvent aromas, cascade hops with some catpiss and yeast. Flavor is earth, dirt, more cascade hops, big thick sweet caramel malts with phenolicy spicy yeast and some cleaner, and oil in the finish. I get a wierd clash between phenols and metallicy off hops that I used to get in my homebrews which throws me off. Meh.
maeib (8041) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A slightly hazy mahogany coloured beer with no head. The aroma is pretty heady. Alcohol certainly noted, together with fruit and sweet malts. Pretty yeasty tasting. A little rubbery dry. Fruits. Not an English or American barley wine, but very Belgian. A bit hot. Decent enough but lacking nuances.