AlchemistZ (493) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite orange in color, just hints of brown, with a thin, almost nonexistent, off-white head. Interesting, complex, herbal tea aroma, somewhat spicy (pepper) with fermented honey. A decent body is the foundation for the tea-like melange of flavors and the light, sweet malt. There is a somewhat offensive flavor in the finish that tastes like chlorine that does dissipate after the beer gets closer to room temperature.
Aniela (1490) - Skövde, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy amber beer with an offwhite head. Fruity, sweet, hoppy aroma. Citrus and fruity, hoppy flavour.
adedip (3) - - MAR 8, 2013 does not count
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice start, but a it finishes with a strange sweet taste of candy. In goes off quickly, still not good enought
mkel07 (2340) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Deep honey amber colour with a good sized head of sand coloured foam. Lots of spice in the aroma which is pleasant and inviting. Full in the mouth with a rich full flavour and long lasting aftertaste.
_angst_ (1745) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle courtesy of dazz3. Pours very hazy amber with a frothy offwhite head that leaves a small sticky trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet, fruity and perfume like with sweet dark bread, orange peal, grapefruit juice, mango, resinous wood, marzipan, cherries in brandy, lemon juice, dark grapes, grass and hints of pine. Taste is sweet and slightly malty with sweet dark bread, cherries, grapefruit juice, resinous wood, red apples, marzipan, red wine and grass. Mouthfeel is slightly crisp, slightly tart and light to medium bodied. Finish is slightly sour and tart with biscuits, dark grapes, wood, sour cherries, crackers and grass. Quite tart which I think adds depth to this beer.
rlgk (7446) - Skövde, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, thanks to Dazz3. At the pretasting for USA comes to Skövde. Hazy deep golden beer with a nice offwhite head. Woody aroma, citrus, cork, cinnamon, grapes, earthy, spicy, cardamom, saffron, floral notes. Floral flavor, cinnamon, cardamom, hay, garlic, grapes, woody, earthy, grapefruit, some saffron.
Dazz3 (1251) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2012
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Pours hazy amber with big white. Smells sweet, abit chocolate malty and strawbarries. Tastes alcohol, dirt, strawbarry malty.
gam (2662) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Large creamy head misty amber pour medium strong carbonation aromas herbal notes caramel tamarind lemongrass alspice the flavours lemongrass tamarind tartness pepper wild ginger taste melon sweetness slight sourness the finish mainly spice and herb taste malt not that good
Davros (1477) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark amber with a small, fading head.
Noes shows sweet caramel, over-ripe bananas, faint unidentifiable spices, may some garlic.
Some sweet malt transfers through as a flavour, whilst the spices remain in the background, although they are a little more pronounced than in the aroma. some alcohol shows through, along with a metallic note.
Carbonation is a bit excessive.
vanvenlo (916) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2012 25-Aug-12 (Slowbeer-on tap) - Rerated on 13-Dec-112 (Beer Deluxe on tap). Liked this a little more the 2nd time. Sweet Berry sherry and spice aroma. Cloudy deep brown-red colour, decent head and sheet lacing. Wine cherry strawberry mixed spice cinnamon sweet cara malt flavour. Balance of flavours dont seem to come together for me. Spicey wine light cherry malt and light mouthfeel finish and goes through to sweet tangy spice aftertaste. Not a bad thing for being different, but leans too much to a wine style for my liking. A light barley wine and quite a good try at something different.
beersearcher (1956) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Part of the Downtown LA Beer Crawl Italian Beer seminar led by Tomm Carroll. Big Curry and garlic note on the aroma but then really is mild tasting with no spice notes to be found. A deceptive beer unless the spice had faded more than it should have. I can see this as a real good food pairing beer.