Rasmus40 (8909) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Ørsted Ølbar. Hazy orangey brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, coffee and rather hoppy - citrus. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 250412
DruncanVeasey (6621) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. Muddy orange with a generous, collapsing off-white foam. Aroma a lovely, sweet smack in the face; grapefruit, lychee, Jelly Tots and mandarin becoming smoky coffee; gooseberry sharpness, cigar smoke, breakfast juice swilled in an ashtray. I’ve never had a beer that smells more like an ashtray full of Jelly Tots. Mouth tanging with pungent grapefruit and floral hop; lavender, Jelly Tots, husk, smoke. Less coffee than the aroma but it’s there in the finish- nutty and citrusy more than roasted. Alcohol warm but not taste. Impressive, smooth, pungently subtle stuff. Can see myself getting a bit obsessed with these Belgian-Danish coffee DIPAs.
Defreni (2218) - Husum, DENMARK - APR 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaske: Gulorange uklar øl med et stort skumhoved. Duft af kaffe, masser af kaffe og en smule humle, primært citrus. Smagen er igen kaffe, sødlig kaffe som i en god kaffestout, men med bitterhed og humle som ipa. Mærkelig øl, men faktisk udmærket og smagsmæssigt fin.
RichardGretton (4114) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy orangey brown beer with a strong head. The aroma is hopped with a milky oatyness, the flavour is very well hopped with a roasted and grassiness about it and a long bitter and burnt finish. Overall a reasonable, nothing to go too overboard about though.
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Christian (10357) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Fermentoren. Muddy dark golden colour with a small white head. Aroma of fresh ground coffee and bready malt. Sweetish malty flavour with lots of coffee, and a hint of citrus hops. Well balanced bbitter finish
dmac (3528) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2 oz bottle shared by Jimmie. Poured a super hazy/mudy orange/amber body with an average sized frothy light beige head that leaves spot bubbles on my Hill Farmstead glass. Aroma is loaded with citrus, mostly orange meat and an orange/grapefruit rind combo, along with light chocolate and brown bread. Fuller bodied with average carbonation and a chalky mouthfeel, lingring flavor. Flavor is a stong combo of grapefuit/orange/coffee and grainy bread, slight cream. Solid beer.
Scopey (4615) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Leighton’s Beer, Bocce and Boozer tasting, thanks to deeblo. It pours deep golden yellow/orange, with a yellow-white head. The nose is varnish, pine, coffee, sherbet, spice and tangy orange marmalade. The taste is orange, mango, resin, varnish, pine, tangy fruit, coffee, nice roasty flavours, alcohol warmth and marmalade. Medium-full body and moderate carbonation. Works well.
BeerBaboon (1372) - FINLAND - APR 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lasiin lorahtaa oranssia ja hyvin sameaa olutta muodostaen valkoisen vaahdon. Tuoksultaan tämä seos on havuinen, kahvinen, sitruksinen ja yleensäkin hedelmäinen. Maussa on kahvia, havuja, sitrusta ja katkeruutta. Paksua nestettä, joka onkin näin vahvassa oluessa jo pieni välttämättömýys. Keskihiilihappoinen.
Leighton (8685) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Beer, Bocce and Boozer Tasting, London. Thanks to Bruce for bringing this beer along. Pours hazy gold with a foamy, white head. Good coffee nose with notes of grass, pine and soft roast. Medium to big sweet flavor with a strong alcohol kick, robust and roasty coffee, some citrus, light lime, subtle grass. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Light gritty coffee finish, piney bitterness, dusty coffee, light citrus. Pretty nifty. Definitely packs a lot of punch in terms of coffee and alcohol. A slow drinker - much like a hot cup of coffee.
FatPhil (8108) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 15, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle (Drink Baar, Denmark)
5+ Quirky aroma. It’s a nice fruity sweet hoppy aroma, 7, loads of caramel too, 7-, but there’s old cigarette butts in it too - quite a turn-off, 6+. Like your hair and clothes in the morning after you’ve spend a night in a smoky club, 6. Stinky, probably has BO too, 6-. I should just take a sip of it, as every sniff gets worse, and I think I’ll be down to 5 soon. Shit, I took another sniff - 5+. And another, 5. Oh dear, another - 5-.
3- Murky muddy orange. Disgusting sci-fi or bubbling-cauldron head. Dishes left in the sink for 2 weeks scum lines for lacing.
6- Not as bad as the aroma, but follows the same pattern, the nice parts of the fruity hops are spoilt by the fact that someone’s dropped their ciggy butt into the glass. Messy, and dirty, and very badly integrated.
3+ Quite harsh mouthfeel, as the carbonation and bitterness is biting despite the otherwise slick sugary palate. However, the finish is quite pleasant, the bitterness of the hops is quite welcome there, as is the both zesty and barky aromatic components that fill the mouth, leaving you with quite a pleasant little throb.
10 Sub par for brewers with this reputation, but still quite drinkable. The russian lager I had earlier was better than this in almost every way though, and given that I don’t like filtered lagers, that’s quite an insult to this beer. I can’t help it, I sense it, I write it down.