saxo (11255) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich caramel, toffee, malt, hops and fruits. Probably a bit old, since hops havefaded a bit.
bu11zeye (11113) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a mahogany body with a medium-sized beige head. Aroma of toffee, toasted malt, citrus, and marshmellow. Flavor of hops with some caramel malt.
Theis (11081) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the room in Denver. Clear mahogany brown - white head. Roasted, burned, fruity, high bitter hoppy, spicy, nutty, ryebread, grapefruity, pine needles, citric. Light sharpness.
cgarvieuk (11024) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2010 Bottle at home from BoE ... Copper off white head ... spicy hoppy nose ... big sweet pine and grapefruit hop ...very juicy ... nicely rounded and nice to see a good mid 4% ale from the US.
CASK at BSF GBBF 2010 ... SIMCO version ... copper brown ... cheesy dull soft hop nose ... light bitter hop ... ... little woody ... fruity hop ... dry bitter hop linger 3.5
harrisoni (10950) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Utobeer. As a British ale drinker, this is really interesting and exciting. A best bitter strength beer made for quaffing, but in a suprisingly small bottle. Looks beautiful. Mahogany, lasting thick beige head. Spicy hop aroma, bit of ginger to go with the grapefruit. Yep. Just as I feared an unbalanced best bitter. You just canít stick a load of floral and spicy hops over a beer without the malt backbone to keep it in balance. Yes the aroma is glorious, but itís just got no middle and then sweet toffee and stinging harsh hop on finish. Where Thornbridge Lord Marples shows how to do this style of beer well, this doesnít which is a great shame as it could be so much better. Yes the hops are fun. I mean really fun. But the rest just falls away and the finish is too metallic.
Oakes (10941) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - MAY 4, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light cherrywood colour. Chocolate, caramel and citrus aroma. Bitter, woody, earthy - simple American amber.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
hazy dark red, wispy beige head, drops of lace, sweet caramel aroma with nice citrus hops, nice caramel malt flavor, well balanced to have just a bit of sweetness with lots of hop flavor,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
yngwie (10761) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2012 Bottle, at Patricks. A clear, amber beer with a small, off-white head. Lightly piney on the nose, some caramel and citrus. Rather weak, but pleasant. The flavour is quite similar, followed by a nice bitterness. Medium body, pleasant carbonation. Mostly bitter finish, with some caramel hints. A quite pleasant one, easy drinkable. 120823
argo0 (10388) - Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle) Medium off-white head atop clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some pineapple, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, caramel, resin, light berry. Light-medium body, light effervescence, wateriness, acidity. I guess itís a West Coast amber.
KimJohansen (10342) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy amber with medium beige head. Fruity aroma with hoppy notes. Hoppy flavour with pine and grapefruit notes. Massive bitterness towards the end.