chrisv10 (9422) - DENMARK - OCT 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 7.2%. Clear dark amber with medium tan head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel, little toasted and hops. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, hops, medium sweet, pine and quite bitter.
madsberg (9337) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled: Fantastic burgundy colour. Brownish dense head. Hops, malt, alcahol and light cocoa notes in the aroma. Hops, swetness, fruit in the flavour. Complex and balanced. Nice long bitter finish. Intense beer. Thanks again to raindog.
gunnfryd (9336) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Patricks Pub Kristiansand. Red golden colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt,roasted, hop, caramel. Flavour is sweet, malt, roasted, , hop, grapefruit, caramel. Full bodied nice beer.
imdownthepub (9165) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, many thanks Ian for sharing this. Chestnut with dying head. Unbalanced, bitter beer, pushes a dry hard unsophisticated hop to the fore with no refinement. Sharp, almost medicinal with a bite of alcohol and a touch of bath cleaner. Not a pleasant beer to drink or relax with. Poor side of middlling.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap at the Falling Rock Tap House, Denver 02/10/2005
Amber coloured and extremely hoppy. Crisp on the palate with a malt finish.
brokensail (9159) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 10, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Very dark brown with some reddish tints (in the right light), "off-white" foam.
S: Not as intense an aroma as you might expect. Some dark fruit, caramel, and hops.
T: The first thing you notice is the intense bitterness, which I love. There are some subtler caramel flavor.
M: Great mouth feel: good amount of carbonation. The bitterness comes into play here as it lingers.
D: A great beer, but I would not call it very "drinkable". Something I’d recommend trying, however.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
a hazy reddish ale with a thick light moka head. A pleasant vinous aroma, with carmale notes, and funky floral hops, and light coffee notes. In mouth, a sweet caramel malt, torrefied coffee, nuts and floral hops, citrusy. A good classy ale. Bought at Bessette’s, Canton, NY. Tasted Feb. 2007 and many times before.
Rasmus40 (8885) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 171013
Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 24, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
clear red-amber colour with a fine creamy, slightly brown-tainted head, nice lacing, strong hop presence with aroma of cream, apricot and flowers, full-bodied with a very creamy mouthfeel, robust bitterness, the finish is dry, malty and very bitter, filling the mouth with tons of hops - very pleasant and not too extreme
Leighton (8675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2012 Growler. Well, I really liked this beer. Pours a rich, amber-red with a strong, white head. Nice, hoppy aroma with strong pine notes. Some detectable malts on the nose. Flavor is a big, cocky blend of elements. Heavy on the hops, this beer rings with citrus and piney, resiney flavors. Underneath, some good, earthy malts give the brew some considerable depth. Slight bread flavor adds to the medium to large body. Lingering, mildy bitter aftertaste. A great session ale for heavy drinkers.
4/3/2010 Update: Had a pint last night at The Pony Bar. I just marveled at the intense balance. Potent, deep sweet flavors of dark fruits a malt, right alongside some outrageous hoppiness. Wild stuff.
4/17/2010 Update: Had some this boy on cask. Yep, it’s still great.