fiulijn (16924) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasting at Papsø’s
Black color, with large beige head, compact. Aroma of roasted malts and resiny hops, strong. Good mouthfeel, full bodied, with strong and very good flavor of roasted malts, some dark chocolate, compounded by a sharp bitterness, with piney edges, and light liquorice and coffee.
A classic way of brewing, very good.
saxo (15393) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Huge creamy head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich hops, flowers, caramel, roast malt, chocolate and hops.
rlgk (15303) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Ekstedts tasting 2011-12-02. Black beer with a nice brown head. Hoppy aroma, licorice, roasted, some fruits, some pine needles notes. Hoppy licorice flavor, grassy, metallic, some hay, some fruits. Hoppy finish. Very nice and refreshing.
Leighton (15280) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Camdern BrewDog, thanks to Ken. Pours thick brown with a foamy, beige head. Chocolatey roasted malt aroma with some pine. Very sweet flavor, some booze, pine, light cocoa and earth. Full bodied with average carbonation. Warm finish, moderate roast linger, piney bitters, dark sugars, booze, huge sweetness, mild brownies, faint burnt wood. Big, big beer. Good stuff.
Rasmus40 (14810) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with a dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, dark chocolate and rather hoppy - spicy and grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. Smooth and soft. 271211
TBone (14780) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 0,65l (Beer Hunters)
Dark black color, good brown head, lace. American hoppy aroma, grass, some toasted notes. Full-bodied! Roasted malts, American hops, pine needles, resin, some sweet notes. Quite a lot alcohol. Lingering sweet pine needly aftertaste.
Theis (14655) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle in Hotel Room, Brooklyn. Pitch black - brown head. Nice medium to high hoppy, ok bitterness, nice burned, chocolate, grassy, coffee, light piney, licorice, light berries, smooth body. Nice.
Theydon_Bois (14283) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at Wicked Weed Funkatorium, Asheville, 17/02/15.
Black with a decent tan covering.
Nose is bitter roast, spice, charr, earthy bitter streak, dirt, earthy hop presence.
Taste comprises dank hop tones, charr, spice, pine needle, booze tunes, light cocoa strains.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
So so for style and ABV in terms of depth of character. Glad to have tried this one but me thinks it’s sat around way too long!
Koelschtrinker (14073) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - NOV 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Angenehmer Hopfenantrunk, blumig aber hier bereits trocken. Sehr würzig und grasig, ausgewogen, gelungen. Zum Ende Citrus, zu trocken, wenig schokoladig. /11/12/12//12
brokensail (14038) - San Leandro, California, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: The beer pours almost black in color with two fingers of tan head that has great retention and lacing.
S: Smells like a classic hoppy Stone beer. Tons of grapefruit peel and pine with some intense herbal and woody hop notes. There is a fair amount of roast to it. A hint of fruit on the finish.
T: The roast flavor is a bit more powerful than I expected. There is a touch of chocolate followed by lots of grapefruit and a little bit of pineapple. Herbal and piney hops on the back end with a lot of bitterness.
M: The body is quite full with a medium carbonation with a lingering bitterness.
O: Not as good as Stone 11 or SoCal Hop Salute, but not bad. A bit boozy as it warms in the glass.