FatPhil (8581) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 28, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (RBESG2011, Grand Tasting)
Gusher, and with sinky bits, not a good combination for a starting point. Aroma is honey and nectarine. Taste is dryer - walnutty, and a touch papery. Definitely feels old, but perhaps too old. Drinkable, but a bit messy. Covered the alcohol reasonably.
maledictum (555) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - SEP 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a murky, hazy yellowy colour. Quite fruity and hoppy aroma. Tastes is also quite hoppy in fact really quite hoppy, amazed at the strength, yes it is evident but I never would have guessed it at being 12%. Nice sweetness and bitterness throughout a most enjoyable beer.
KyotoLefty (5895) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBESG Grand Tasting, held at Dean Swift.
Cloudy gold-orange with lots of floaties. Great lemon-orange nose, biscuit pilsner malts, pears. Dry, nicely bitter flavor with tobacco, some very English hops, wonderful. Light, clean, and tasty.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle bb3/13 from nick. shared on 1/9/11.
cloudy amber brown color with a bunch of floating sea monkey yeast clumps.
it smells like a wet wood blanket that a skunk pooped on... wood, canned peaches, cotton candy, earth and lacquer.
really odd flavor as well... much like the aroma only added notes of honey, fruit punch, caramel and candies...wtf? it is sweet yet dry and crazy hoppy. this thing is all over the place and it’s creeping me out. 6/4/6/3/13
craftycarl21 (2135) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to oteyj. Hazy copper pour with a smallish frothy head. Nose of blue gummy sharks, caramel, candied sugars, and Peachie-Os. Flavor holds more interesting sweetness with some additional nectarine and booze. I like it.
oteyj (2127) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy brown pour with a nice white head. Lots of candy and jello mix (blue raspberry), rock candy, gummy bear, peach-o, and blue gummy sharks. The flavor holds more candy notes, booze, caramel sweetness, and molasses. The palate is medium to full bodied with medium small bubbled effervescence and a dry booze finish.
Boutip (4490) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a cloudy light brown color ale with a super large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of medium floral hops with sweet malt base. Taste is also dominated by a sweet malt base with light residual sugar notes and a somewhat tired hoppy finish veering more on the floral side of things. Body is full with good carbonation and alcohol very well hidden. Well brewed though hoppy flavours were a bit off and probably not that necessary.
ClubGonzo (3509) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from EtreGourmet, shared with Palme. Murky light brown body which looks...well, not very inviting. :-S Aroma is candy cotton and dark candy sugars, with hints of guarana and cola beans. Strange, but nice. Taste is honey, candy sugars, dry yeasty tones and hints of apple juice. Kinda like a mix between a tripel and a quad in my palate, this is a dangerously drinkable (at 12 % ABV, which is severely cloaked), very nice and quite original invention from Struise. Extra props for having just about the cutest label I’ve ever seen. Who could not love a rocking horse beer?? :-D
GT2 (7875) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUN 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330mL thanks to FlandersNed. The pour is hazy orange with a large, off-white head. Spotty lace remains. Lemon and orange sherbet nose with flowers and citrus. Taste is soft, bitter, earthy, nutty bitter. No astringency. Lemon tart finish. Feels like a softer DIPA. Very nice. 12% not evident.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sugary caramel and honey nose. Taste is moderately sweet, lightly bitter, some golden grapes, light pear, lots of caramel, a bit astringent.