madmitch76 (12141) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
31st July 2010. ChrisO’s ’Raise The Roof’ tasting. Hazy amber beer with a big off white head. Sweet malt - a little spicy. Honey, pepper and other spices. Finishes and dry and soft. Nice.
Theis (12131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Oliver Twist. Clear amber - white head. Aroma: Spices, ginger, caramel. Taste: Spices, light honey notes, yeasty, cardamom, ginger, fruity, light citrus. Very pleasant and nice !!
harrisoni (12068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2010 Bottle at LCRBM3. Spicy, cinnamon, no real body or malts at all. Almost like liquid sick (apparently). Bit disappointing. Too much candy sugar. 2.5/5. Re-rate Bottle at ChrisO "I’m Trying to see the Stool" pre GBBF2010 tasting. Amber, hazy, lasting beige head. Sweet toffee, very sweet. Bit of decent yeast and tangerine citrus flavour.
yngwie (11750) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2009 Bottle. Pours a clear, golden body under a small white head. Quite lovely sweet, spiced aroma with ginger and cardamom. Fruity too, with citrus pee notes. Sweet, spiced flavor, with the same spices found in the aroma. Nice fruity and citrusy flavor too, with a decent hoppy bitterness and maybe too much alcohol, at least for a 8.4% ABV beer. Herbal towards the finish. Medium mouthfeel with a little warming feeling. For my likings, the alcohol is a bit too evident, and there’s also too much emphasis on the ginger, making it demanding to drink more than a small glass. Nice though. Rating: 7-4-7-3-14-3.5. (080811)
It pours a clear, golden body with a small, white head. Spiced, sweet nose with a touch of honey. Sweet, caramel flavor with cardamom and elderberry. Full-bodied. A quite nice one, but it still feels a bit ordinary. (081229)
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours a lightly hazy orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of orange/grapefruit peel, coriander, peach, apricot, ginger, and clove. Flavor of orange peel, yeast, coriander, light ginger, cardamom, grass, and other herbs. Age has probably done this one some good.
TBone (11230) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper-orange color, small mostly vanishing head. Spicey nose: ginger, orange peels, clove and cardamon. Par the flavor: citrusy, a bit bready, lots of different spices. Liquerish palate, quite sweet. Propably gets better after ageing.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 8, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bottle) Crystal clear apple juice body topped by small white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, perfume/orange, apricot, clove. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, apricot, clove, some perfume, light grassy. Very dry finish. Medium-full body, some acidity.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy vibrant amber. Very spicy nose - ginger, ginseng, star anise. On the palate it’s all about caramelly malt and light spice. The finish is slightly chewy and a little bit toasty. Not sure about aging it, but it’s a pleasing Belgian-style brew.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Source: Tasting, O-Town Throwdown
clear dark gold, wispy off white head rouses up big and creamy to leave drippy lace,
big spicy aroma with lots of sharp ginger,
big sweet malt flavor, big bready yeast character, lots of spicy balance,
needs a bit of age for the sweetness to mellow and blend with the spices,
sweet bright ginger and cinamon aroma,
lots of sharp spicy ginger flavor, lots of thick bready sweetness that gets to be a bit much after a while but balanced by the spices,
tasty for a sweet sticky mess, no telling what age will do to this beer
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle-pours a disappearing white head and amber color. Aroma is spicy, wood, some medium malt-caramel, yeast. Taste is plenty of spicy-clove, wood, some medium malt-caramel/rock candy, citrus, yeast, alcohol. Interesting. Occasional, sipping. OK effervescence. Thanks to Joe-jwc215 for picking this out.