omhper (21280) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, thanks Bov! Cloudy copper colour, creamy head. Toasty grapefruit aroma. Mid sweet with full body and rounded mouthfeel. Quite heavy with flavours of crystal malt. citrus and caramel. Mid bitter finish.
fiulijn (16428) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of Philippe (Bov), bb 06/2014
Hazy dark amber color, with compact medium sized head. Nice aroma of caramel and resiny hops, a bit dusty (terreaux), but also with a lemon touch; and later a bit earthy/animal; multi-layered. Good caramel flavor, moderate sweetness, not cloying; full bodied, with a smooth mouthfeel; strong bitterness, with rather high resiny content and less fruity content, but well blended with the rest; an impression of roasted nuts in the end; the final is long, a bit dirty and roasty.
Very enjoyable, harmonious example of the style.
Bov (10485) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
courtesy of Tom Strickler - cloudy ruby-brown beer with a persistent beige foam; correct lacework; nice play between red fruity hops and a light toasted maltiness; some spicy notes come through as the beer gets warmer; full-bodied and with a velvety palate; solidly bitter; long hoppy fruity finish with more malty tones and a very long lasting bitterness; quite dry - delicious