Skinnyviking (9550) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2011
Bottle. High creamy long lasting white head. Clear dark amber body. Hard to describe aroma of bittersweet hops caramel roasted malt with an unexpected sweet note. Powerful hops flavor with citrus and pine. Low carbonation. Long bitter aftertaste. Well balanced beer in which the alcohol seems just right. taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Brown, good head. Piles of malt on this one giving it a thick palate. The hops bitterness is nice and it could almost be an IPA. mar (5409) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Deep brown with a short lived cream head. Nose is dank hops, citrus, light caramel, and pine resin. Chewy on the palate, big hop kick in the front, sweet, rich, chewy malts, pine, fruits, big ol beer. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Ungstrup (37291) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2011
Date: August 20, 2011
Appearance: mudy dark brown, frothy grey head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma, fruity esters, light spicyness
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, lots of balancing earthyness, touch of spicyness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
Bottled. A slightly hazy red beer with a huge lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of chewy malts, alcohol, hops, and lemons. The flavor is sweet with notes of hops, alcohol, malt, caramel, lemons, leading to a dry and bitter finish.
Sammer (1119) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Taste is hops, rye, bread and hay. A nice, complex winter type warmer. Solid beer. Tmoney99 (14368) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Bottle. Poured cloudy dark brown color with an average to large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex hop & toasted malt aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations were exceeded.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2011
On tap. Pours a warm, reddish amber with a slight haze and a lacing off-white head. Burned caramel in the nose combined with intensely aromatic hops. Quite full-bodied, caramel and biscuit again with an intense hopping. Very classic Amarican - an Imperial Red I’d say. 041211 Pinball (12060) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2011
tap at mikkeller bar. Cloudy dark amber, small offwhite head. Malty and hoppy aroma, quite malty. Flavor is dry,malty, dr, hoppy, in fact pretty dry good. JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2011
Bomber from Total Wine, Durham. Another TW only presence in NC, and a reasonably welcome one. The label suggests that this is an "imperial amber ale." True nuff in appearance, I suppose, though the aggressive aroma is closer to the ASA designation on this site. Faintly cloudy, nose of citrus rind and leafy bitterness along with sharp resin and some sweet syrup. If that suggests a bunch of different elements clashing, that’s not too far off. It’s not without merit entirely, but there are tons of well-done malt/hop co-bombs out there and this one just seemed to bully you about with undeveloped bitter intentions.