olio (8468) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle.
Pours hazy golden color with a small head. Very malty on the nose, some rye, faint granola, mild hops and wood. Way too malty and woody flavor, some hop notes also, Not what I was expecting.
lusikka (7624) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy orange amber colour with a small head. Aroma of floral notes, some herbal notes, earth and grains. Flavour of fresh floral hops, grains, resin, pine and mild berryish notes. Medium bodied and a dry, piney, resiny finish. Quite sweet. Finishes bitter, piney and sweet. Good drinkability. Quite interesting hop profile.
theisti (3651) - Kansas, USA - NOV 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16.9 oz bottle purchased at Lukas Liquors in Martin City, Missouri. The label states that the bottled date is printed on the neck of the bottle, though I was unable to see a date. The pour is a hazed orange golden with a well formed two inch off white head. The aroma is tropical fruit citrus, mango, pineapple, and some bready malt. Fresh and clean nose. The taste is the tropical citrus fruits up front, bright and clean, layered nicely on top of the clean cracker bread malt backbone. The flavors play together nicely. The palate is medium bodied, natural carbonation and a clean finish. The 8.1% is masked beautifully in this beer - it avoids the lingering sweet trap that so many DIPAs fall into. Very tasty.
Bartzilla (590) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Euro bomber from Lukas. Holy mackerel! This seems heavier than it is. Sticky sweet with a bombastic hop blast. Smells a bit tinny, but not bad. Poured into pint glass carefully yet created a spectacular 3 inch buttery frosting in the glass that I almost considered nose-greasing. Settle down, I said almost. Tastes strong, but I like it. Can’t be an every day beer, but I’m glad I tried this while I’m here.
RexTalionis (3306) - FINLAND - NOV 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy goldenorange in color with an off-white head. Citrus fruityness, orange peel and marmalade sweetness in aroma. There’s some floral notes, well actually leaning to some perfume notes on the nose too. Malty sweetness and lemony notes in taste and at the same time it feels quite creamy with some additional notes coming from apricots and mangos. After that there’s some grassy bitterness in finish.
Rune (10000) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big thanks to Gerhard for providing the bottle for our tasting. Huge foamy white head to an unclear amber coloured body. Spotty lacing. Aroma of bitter fruitiness, hints of lemon and peach. Malt-fruity flavours, bread, earth, nuts and citrus. Smooth on the swallow. Mostly hidden alcohol. Well bodied (Grand tasting at the balcony, Fässla, Bamberg 12.10.2014).
Finn (5578) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Delt flaske 500ml på balkongrating på Fässla, Bamberg 11 Okt 14. Aprikosfarget. Aroma av fersken & annen frukt. Smaken er bra balansert. Gress & sitrus. Alkoholen kan anes.
Bistromath (2) - New Brighton, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really nice beer. Not too overpowering considering the high abv. Nice finish and an easy drinker. I wish I was in the local market to get this beer on demand.
b3shine (7399) - Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to taster at the Midtown Biergarten. Looks good; a transparent golden orange that dissipates into lacing pretty quickly. Smells malty and hoppy (in that order). Mildly bittersweet and boozy. Tastes like it smells with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Unoffensive, but underwhelming.
Quack-Duck (9060) - Down South, GERMANY - OCT 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from bierpost. Golden colour with a dense white head and a lovely hoppy aroma. Full-bodied, intensive malt flavours with a decent sweetness supporting the aromatic hops and the pleasant bitterness. Bitter-sweet, packed with fruity hops. Delicious.