fiulijn (16395) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2008 2008-02-21, 9-5-9-5-18=46
Dark chestnut color, very big head. Powerful American hop aroma, resiny and fruity. Good body strength, with a strong caramel flavor, some chocolate, sweetness, extreme hopping. Not much poetry about it, just a war tale, and I like it!
2007-11-02, Papsoe Blind Tasting, 9-5-8-5-17=44
Dark mahogany color; thin creamy head. Wonderful hoppy aroma, resiny and fruity (sweet nuts, bitter oranges...). Good body strength, very strong caramel and malt flavor, it would be sweet but it’s overwhelmed by the extreme and aromatic hopping. Great.
Travlr (15613) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Churchkey. Nearly black, thick tan head, solid lacing. Aroma of wet cardboard and summer fruits. Taste is bitter cocoa, alcohol, pepper. Strange.
yngwie (15191) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 22oz, thx to thewolf. It pours a clear, dark brown body with a dense beige head on top. It has a lovely aroma with chocolate, coffee, sweetness and dried fruiots, as well as a lovely hop profile with pine, resin and citrus, mostly orange. Chocolate and coffee flavor, rather burnt, with fruity hop flavors, citrus notes, pine and resin. Full, rather dry mouthfeel, and a long, piney and resiny finish with citrus. This is one of those lovely beers with layers and layers of aroma and flavor. The aroma being the best of those though. Nice. (080301)
harrisoni (14990) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from The Rake. Bite Hat Moon said Sim. Black with a beige head. Some alcohol on aroma. Some coffee and intense roasted malts. Very good mouth, very roasty indeed. Lovely roasted smooth beer. Nice beer. Lovely, great balance. Hops are good, but settled down. Lovely
saxo (14705) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Huge creamy head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich hops, roast malt, coffee, chocolate, pine, flowers and has a long heavy bitter finish.
Dedollewaitor (14532) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Odense Tasting, December 2010. Pours black with a small creamy off white head and lacings. Roast, soy, caramel and coffee. A bit of ashes. Full bodied. Nice . .
MiP (14434) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at BBF13. Caramelly aroma, a little alcohol. Very dark brown colour, seems cloudy. Good caramelly flavour. Quite bitter and quite alcoholic, but well-balanced. Sweetish with a spicy hop note. Good.
Theis (14305) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Bagers (Thanks Sune).Black - white head. Burned, sharp hoppy, schwarzbrot, sweetness, berries, fruity. Very nice - but wierd.
Leighton (13821) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at the Blind Tiger, NYC. Pours rich black with a creamy, dense tan head. Big dirty hop character. Good roast and dirt in the nose, some aggressive citrus and pine. Flavor is medium sweet, plenty of roasted malts, earthy, dirty and resiny bitterness. Full bodied with average carbonation. Finish is sticky, more dirt and pine, lingering earth and burnt wood. Excellent beer.
TBone (13816) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 25, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled (vintage September 2007, Vasa session).
Deep ruby-brown color, creamy beige head, some lace. Aroma is mix of yeast, hops and bread - like sniffing dirty socks (Miksu said that it is oxided hops). Crisp carbonation. Sticky hops in powerful body. Finish has licorice and grapefruit juice. Good beer.