tiong (7203) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 1, 2011
330ml bottle @ Kaunis Kampela, Helsinkimjs (7169) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2009
Pours dark orange with a tiny head. Aroma is woody and has hints of oak. Taste is malty with woody and oaky notes and hints of vanilla. Smooth, salty finish. Not your typical IPA, but a nice beer nevertheless.
(Bottle at Pikkulintu, Helsinki) Poured amber and clear with quite large and long lasting white head. Aroma contained hops, malts and nuts. Palate was quite full bodied with medium carbonation. Tasted of malts, hops, fruitiness, alcohol, grass, sweetness and bitterness. Hoppy and bitter aftertaste. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2010
Bottle shared by fonefan on 8/28/09: Transparent copper bronze with a well-lacing white head. Aroma of grassy piny hops and lightly sweet doughy toasty caramel with a hint of wood. Starts with a light sweetness and good citrusy hoppy balance before a crisp drier bittersweet finish. Has a hint of saltiness. A pretty good IPA, but nowhere near worth the $20+/12oz price tag in the US. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2009
A Mes rate: bottle at the ever brilliant Chris O’s Pre GBBF Extravaganza.caesar (7101) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2010
A gorgeous clean gold colour with a superb tight white head. Fruity hop aroma with plenty sprucey notes and a little dusky wood. Similar flavour but just seems a little too “old” to really shine. Maybe it was the stress of the epic journey. Good chewy malt base however. And the finish is really dry and bitter. Certainly makes me want to take another sip but overall not one of Brewdog’s best beers. Hats off to the fellas for an utterly superb experiment however.
Bottled. Hazy golden color, short head. Nice hoppy aroma. Bitter taste. Decent IPA.
Borresteijn (6969) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2009
RBESG Sheffield 2009 Grand Tasting at the Harlequin. Hazy orange colour, white head. Aroma of fruity hops, wood, caramel. Flavour is sweet, fruity, wood, a bit salty, caramel, bitter funkiness coming through in the end. Weird. KnutAlbert (6754) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2009
Hazy gold/ruby beer. Modearate aroma, a whiff of yeast, perhaps. Spicy, the elements blend very well together - shaken, not stirred. Fine crisp bitter zing in the finish. Very drinkable. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Bottle served in my GI IPA tulip: Pours a slightly murky amber hue with a falling head and minimal lace. The aroma has notes of stale hops, bile and vomit, funky cheese, salt and pepper, bready rye dough and a hint of spearmint. The taste is not as bad as the aroma some earthy and minty notes that are actually quite pleasant but then that vomity acidity makes a presence a ruined it once again. Did this beer even had a "prime"? I sort of doubt it but if it did it then is long past it. AVOID LIKE THE BLACK DEATH. Even if rated as an English Old Ale this would be a substandard effort. Beer5000 (6453) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2013
Bottle sampled in 2010. Almost clear golden body with a nice off-white head. Aroma has chocolate malt and mild oak. Flavor is quite rich malty, fruity, caramel and a pleasant more subdued bitterness. Nice body and soft in aftertaste. Not very typical IPA but I find it somehow complex and pleasant. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Bottle courtesy of jtclockwork. Pours a hazy copper with a tan head. Smells of restrained, sweet, juicy citrus, some perfumy hints, some spicy touches. Tastes of pepper, earthy, some ghostly hints of citrus, resiny touches, some tea hints. Finishes peppery and bitter. A fairly solid IPA. Too bad it’s so expensive.