larsga (7219) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2008 Biggish yellowish beige head goes coarse, then shrinks. Hazy red-brown barely translucent body. Floral roasty earthy caramelly peas aroma, incredibly harmonic. Dry and sweetish roasty earthy floral resiny caramel taste, equally harmonic, with fruity honeyish notes. Slightly astringent, yet oily mouthfeel. Mid-bodied. Powerful flavour (amazingly powerful for the alcohol). Dry roasty resiny aftertaste with pea notes. A little miracle, given how light this beer is. (0.5l bottle, Centra, Oslo. Rated twice.)
goozen (3753) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2008
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pretty good hazy amber coloured ale from Suffolk. With an toffee, fruity and spicy taste.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUL 17, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Botella. Clear red-amber colour with quite a short beige head. Caramellic toffee toasty mildly chocolatey aroma. Good mouthfeel. The flavour has some toffee with toasted malt, bitter hops and bit mild spice. Dry bitter soft pleasant finish.
KimJohansen (10411) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear deep red. Sweet fruity aroma with caramel notes. Fruity flavor with hoppy, citric and caramel notes. Ends bitter.
Lunkie (1765) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2008
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smokey malt caramel aroma. Murky red brown colour with poor head and lacing. Bitter malt hop flavour. Flat palate.
skortila (5161) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Aroma is floral hoppy with some caramel malt. Clear, amber coloured with not much head. Taste is bitter, has hops, grapefruit/citrus. Dry beer. Nice.
caesar (6483) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Hazy amber brown color, short head. Aroma of hop, fruity, hint of grapefruit, caramel malt. Soft bitter taste. Decent bitter.
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2008 Bottled. Tempting toffeeish snout with plenty of leafy background hop, celery-like spice, and a scattering of nuts. Creamy chocolate and hazelnut maltiness in the mouth finishing bitterly with a lick of soap. Clear ruby with thin white suds. Tasty, moreish bottled bitter.
Bullit (4389) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAR 21, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red-copperl colour, small white head. Aroma has malts and hops. Flavour is spicy and hoppy. Nice bitter finish.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted 25/02/2008. 500ml bottle from Regional Wines and Spirits. Copper, rather than ruby red. Diminishing off-white head. Clear. Subdued caramel and milk chocolate, all slightly stale, on the nose. More of that in the mouth with a pleasant drying roastiness. Carbonation bite. Medium bitterness. A little flourish of herbal/piney hop flavour on the palate, which surprised me nicely. Caramel lingers too. Becoming a little moreish as I get into it, for sure. Better with a little less carbonation and if it were fresher. Goodish.