Rasmus40 (19756) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ TFODRBSG, Ulfborg. Clear dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 180812
saxo (18021) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Summer Gathering, Ulfborg. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are rich hops, roast malt, caramel, flowers and pine.
TBone (17316) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 500ml (vPBF)
Brown color, good beige head, some lace. Resiny, a bit woody aroma. Full-bodied. Resiny hoppyness, salted licorice, Some alcohol, lingering bitterness. Some caramel and vanilla too. Plesant.
yngwie (16989) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, at TFODRBSG-12. A clear looking dark brown beer topped by a dense, light beige head leaving some lacings. Lovely hoppyness in the aroma, pine cones, resins and some grapefruit, along with some caramel, roasted notes and malty sweetness. Caramel, some roasted notes and most of all, hops in the flavor. Nice bitterness, as well as pine cones, grapefruit peel and some citrus. Full-bodied. A quite lovely one, certainly one I’d very much like to have more of. 120818
mcberko (16965) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500mL bottle, pours a dark amber with a small beige head. The nose is pretty much a mix of a scotch ale, a barley wine and an IPA, with caramel malts, dark fruits, and a mild hop presence somewhere underneath - hinting at a fairly high sweetness - also some metallic notes. Flavour is much hoppier and IPA-like than the nose suggests, with caramel malts and maple syrup as the backbone, and some mighty pungent hops screaming out on top. A fairly pronounced hop bitterness lingers on the finish. Not sure I understand the intention of mixing these three styles and also not sure it works overly well. Interesting experiment at least.
chrisv10 (16735) - DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 9% @ FOneFan, Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2012. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, citrus and grapefruit. Flavour is malt, hops, grapefruit, pine, little sweet, little citrus and quite bitter.
jtclockwork (16242) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours reddish amber with off white head. Nose and taste of caramel, pine, toffee, resin, mixed nuts and red fruits. Medium body. Slightly sweet with a nutty resin finish.
Dedollewaitor (16046) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering Ulfborg, 2012. Pours amber with a small creamy head and lacings. Bread, roast, nuts and caramel. Hoppy and dry finish. Smooth and medium bodied. Nice.
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Clear dark dark red/brown - offwhite head. High malty, lovely hoppy, dried fruits, ryebread, nutty, lovely high bitterness, light sweetness, lots of nuts. Nice pleasant.
bhensonb (14986) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Bine & Vine. Pours dark amber with a creamy beige head. Aroma is sort of a Vienna with leather. Med body. Flavor is a confusion. Definitely quite bitter. Certainly lightly smoky. I just do not know how to dissect and describe this very beautiful ale. Lovely stuff.