fletchfighters (814) - - AUG 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A-- Poured a golden honey brown color. Moderate pour got a two finger head that hung around a good amount of time, off white in color. Solid thick soapy like lacing on the sides of the glass. Good head retention and construction of the head.
S-- Candied and earthy at the same time. Interesting but a bit weak on the nose. The candied grapefruit and orange stand out. Very Belgian smelling.
T-- Hearty grapefruit that is pretty earthy. Not a bad taste at all. No pine and some carmel in the taste.
M-- Very hearty mouth feel to this. Grapefruit start and finish with orange in the middle. Orange is more candied than anything else. Low carbonation and heavy feel. The IBU’s do kick in and stick around a while. Reminds me of a more the of the Midwest US DIPA’s I had in the US with the earthy taste and feel with all the grapefruit and orange.
D-- ABV is well hidden until the end.
olr1984 (279) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle pours deep brown with off white head. Hop and malt aroma. Sweet malt and caramel with a bit of grapefruit taste.
Osprey87 (518) - London via, WALES - MAY 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cold bottle, poured into tulip. Batch III. Dark red with a big enduring head. Mixed citrus smell. Taste - quite mild, dark fruits, frothy toffee, raisins in the finish with a pretty srong bitterness. The hops really meld with the flavour - more of a Belgian-style IPA than an American IIPA.
conway (570) - - APR 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured dark copper with a huge white head and lots of lacing. Aroma is burnt caramel and candy sugar. No hops apparent. Taste is similar, hop profile is totally dead. Guessing this bottle is out of date. Big alcohol heat. Nice palate and carb. This must be huge when fresh. Actually had a surprising amount of things going for it even without the hops.
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rand (1000) - SWITZERLAND - APR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl from erzbierschof.ch. Blood orange beer with huge and pale ochre foam sticky. Tropical aromas, grapefruit and resin, malted sweetness, candi. The taste is caramelized and fruity, citrus XL, grapefruit-orange, candi, spices, pepper and passion fruit. It’s quite bitter but not expected IBU intoxication, with malt-toffy-sugar balance.
Bamsen78 (812) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy perfect amber with stable, creamy beige head. Delicious aroma of malt and toffee, bringing childhood memories to me. Pleasant, bitter onset, turning into a more malty and bready body, finishing deliciously dry. My #700. :-)
HerrKrinkle (1) - SWITZERLAND - APR 11, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I just had this beer last night and I was getting sadder and sadder as the bottle was emptying. 330ml in a wide red wine glass. 2012 vintage. So many flavours! So balanced and well-rounded. The amount of sugar may make some walk away, but even at 163 IBU, the bitterness is extremely well balanced with the caramel and tropical fruit aromas. Glad I have 2 more in the cellar!
Westchesterco (236) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
roasty, toast, grass, earthy, amber, hazy, minimal head, heavy cloying sweetness, full body, long finish,
Idiosynkrasie (1818) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Slightly cloudy Dark orangey amber colour with huge, firm, thick, frothy, fully lasting, lacing, off-white head. Caramel malty aroma, piney and resinous hoppy overtones, some pineapple. Taste is really bitter hoppy, caramel malty counterweight, hints of grapefruit and pineapple, some yeast in the finish.
ryanscourt (270) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Feel like I’m eating this one. My mouth is so dry. This was a good one to try, but I just dont have much interest in drinking again. It is very hoppy. There are some other flavors but I’m too overwhelmed to really enjoy. I like hops, but too a certain degree. The yeast and sweetness is a nice touch but this would need a lot more to balance nicely. Just is syrupy bitterness.
johninmelb (1003) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’m hoping I’ve got the right beer as there’s no mention of Mikkeller on the label and the IBUs of this bottle are 216, but everything else measures up. Nose is densely bitter with burnt, esthery notes and some citrus coming through. Pours a medium amber with a tan head. Flavour is intensely complex but well-balanced with notes of molasses, peat, grapefruit and cigar smoke. Finish is very dry but very moreish.