porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - OCT 20, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(22 oz. bottle from <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/massachusetts/w target=blank>Julio’s Liquors, cellared for 9 mos. after purchase) A hoppy one for sure...Pours cloudy medium-dark amber with a firm one finger of lightly amberish biege head. Very good-looking beer when poured. Nose is caramel and vanilla, as well as pine and grapefruit rind. Mouthfeel smooth and soft, a little bit of heft. Heavy, foamy rings of lacing. Flavor is pretty much about the hops, quite bitter up front and on through finish. A good solid dose of pine and grapefruit over a lighter dose of vanilla and caramel maltiness. A little too heavy on the hops for me but nose, palate and appearance all very nice.
Lacho (50) - USA - MAY 22, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’m doing this one from memory, since I just realized I have not reviewed this awesome beer. It pours amber with a lot of foam, forward aromas of malt and toast. First taste is powerful, like a kick in the mouth, this is not a floral IPA, but a bitter, balanced beer that should not be permitted to warm. I have discovered that beers like this are much better tasted in an insulated glass like a YETI, where it will be kept cold till the end. This is one of my favourite beers.
Nicke80 (363) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2016 75 cl bottle from systembolaget. Pours brown with big head. Malty fruity aroma with long malty, hoppy bitter after taste.
VamboladeTolly (1256) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ TCBW16. Pours dark amber with yellow head. Aroma is weak, mostly hay and citrus. Taste; bitter, slight roast, malty, citrus. Medium body. Ok beer.
mrohia (230) - Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Beeeeeeeeeeeeeer is a great day to be a good day to beeeeeeeeer! Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeer. Beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Maakun (2858) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Jopen proeflokaal Amsterdam. Clear dark brown with big fluffy caramel colored head, looks nice. Sweat, onion, lots of spices, dusty, caramel and toffee, grassy and lime, light bitter vegetables. Medium sweet and bitter. Over medium bodied with slick feel. Something went wrong here I guess, this is not very good and smells really bad. But according to the bartender this is how it’s supposed to be...
sjogro (2078) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Jopen Proeflokaal Amsterdam. Near clear brown with fat tan head. Sweet roasted caramel malts, spices, cough syrup, tea, grilled onions. Medium sweet, under medium bitter. Medium body, low carbonation. Sweaty dirty onion candy. Hmm not really.
Brewdude123 (14) - SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from systembolaget 1-2 finger brownich head very smooth and round hoppy and not at all alkohol spikey
mariuspoenari (1070) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Craft & Draft Amsterdam. Dark ruby with a medium height tan head. Caramel, pine, citrus, dried fruit. Bitter aftertaste with a slight metallic feeling.
Zlotta (1306) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from tap at ’Craft & Draft’ (Stone Berlin). Clear, dark brownish red with a tan head. Sweetish-malty aroma of caramel, raisins, red berries, some pine and molasses. Sweetish-malty taste of caramel, raisins, prunes, red berries, some pine and molasses, followed by a short, slightly resiny-bitter finish. Medium to full body, creamy to oily mouthfeel, soft to average carbonation. Quite nice!
markoijelena (2011) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAY 3, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft 0.15l at Craft&Draft Amsterdam Netherlands. 03.05.2016.Taste with Zlotta.Stone Berlin.Pour it clear red color with small white head.Aroma red fruits,some kind of smoked note.Taste starts with bitterish citrus,some red fruits,sweet but kind of flat.Aftertaste chocolate intesive,very well hidden alcohol.