ComradeK (977) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Pours a hazy deep amber, with a large off-white head, which lasts well and leaves reasonable lacing. Resin and floral hops, fresh bread and a little banana make up the aroma. Strong pine resin, pepper and orange hops up front lead into soft toffee and spice in the mid-palate. There are some weizen-esque banana and cloves in the finish, mixing with more orange hops and some alcoholic warmth. This is quite an unusual, but also quite pleasant beer.
reebtogi (4035) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz tulip glass on tap at the Underground Tap and Grill in Edmonton pours a pale amber color with a finger of off-white head that leaves some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is grainy with some light fruits. Taste is a grainy malt and raisin sweetness with a leafy and grapefruit bitterness. Medium to heavy body with mild carbonation. Very similar to Boogoop but a little smoother. Definitely recommended.
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with an off-white head. Some band-aid, citrus and caramel on the nose. Heavy body with medium carbonation.
Scopey (6136) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Bruce’s, thanks to jackl. It pours deep reddish-brown with a medium beige head. The nose is pine, light resin, sherbet, citrus peel, orange and caramel. The taste is wood, resin, leaf, brown bread, toast, spice, earth, alcohol warmth, berry and dull citrus with a bitter-sweet finish. Medium-full body and fine carbonation. Flavoursome, well balanced and rather tasty. Good stuff.
jackl (4291) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Bruce’s. Picked up from the one, the only, legendary Kris Wines. The pour’s deep red with a small head. The nose is spiced yule log, some jam, toffee, coffee cake. The taste is maple syrup. Strong earthy hop. Jam. Toasty malts. Moderately boozy on the finish. Medium body, fine carbonation. Overall, better than expected.
Leighton (10419) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Bruce’s during night one of Jack’s Farewell Tour in London - big thanks to Jack for this retiree. Pours clear ruby with a tight, creamy yellow-tan head. Nose holds some pine, drying ripe berries, a bit of bread. Big sweet flavor with lots of boozy kick, bitter pine, dry dirt, dry berries, dry toast. Full bodied with average, creamy carbonation. Warm finish, bitter earth and pine, bready malts, berries, burnt caramel. Nice barley wine.
Yorker (1090) - Herning, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl bottle @ home. Pours cloudy reddish amber with an off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is peach, pine, grapefruit, and caramel. Flavour is pine, caramel, and grapefruit – with some warming alcohol leading to a bitter finish.
brnandersen (1793) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from tap, CBF 2013. 9,5 % alc. Hazy, dark amber colour with dense, off-white head. Sweet aroma with caramel malts, wheat, ripe berries, plums, yeasts, citrus and flower hops. A hint of alcohol. Taste is sweet. Medium to full body, thicker texture. Finishes light dry with a herbal note, alcohol, rich malts and citrus fruits. Quite nice.
bigaddie (75) - - MAY 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Molasses, dark caramel odor with the carbonation hitting the nose well. It appears like a good wine beer with reasonable opacity.
The odor doesn't do enough justice to the taste. Complex taste that starts with molasses and heads down the palate with an acidic finish. Lots happening in the middle of the tongue. Hops hit you right in the middle with a combination of citrusy and grassy taste.
It is quite a good beer that I can't wait to drink again... Wait, ordering my second!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mcberko (5918) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Mikkeller & Friends, pours a deep dark ruby red with a small beige head. Aroma of rich caramel malts, deep dark fruits, and brown sugar -- very rich and fruity. Flavour of deep caramel tones, dark fruits, and dry bready malts. Full-bodied and dry fruity, with little sweetness. Rich palate, with a low sweetness and complex body. Excellent.