laiti (8468) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2013
Draught @ O’Hara’s Freehouse. Rated on 29.01.2010zimbo (961) - SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2012
Aroma is somewhat sweet with hops, exotic fruits and caramel. Flavour is sweet with American hops, exotic fruits, caramel, some resiny malt and biscuits. Quite American – and too sweet for me.
Orangy hazy appearance with decent full head which recedes over time leavingfluffy rings around the glass. Pleasing spicy citric orange flavour. Good interplay between the malt and hop with a pleasing rubbery bitterness at the end. Approaching the heavy side this still strikes me an intereesting and very English take on the style. abemorsten (3610) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2012
Bottle kindly shared by Sigmund. Pours a hazy opper body with a big bubbled tan colored film. Tropical salty fruits, sprucy pollen and meaty notes on the nose. Herbal, salty, malty and bitter flavors. Full bodied. Brothy texture and a dry tomgue. gunnar (9085) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2012
Shared bottle at Sigmunds place. Pours dark brown/ruby, slightly hazed with a small fast diminishing head. Strong + aroma of hops, fruity and piny, moderate sweet marmelade, malts,. Taste is initially sweet malty, before the hops kicks in, dark dried fruits, moderate bitter resiny end, a kick in the front teeth this one.
Sigmund (7458) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2012
Shared 660 ml bottle conditioned, from Voldby Købmandsgård. ABV is 9.5%.
Pours pinkish-red with a low and short-lived white head. Lovely hoppy aroma, notes of tropical fruits, hints of spruce. Massively hoppy flavour throughout, fruity notes, spruce and pine. Quite a bit of residual sweetness. Bitter of course, but not as extreme as some American double IPAs.
rarbring (2294) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2012
Aroma: Much american hops, floral and resin vibes. Pine soap.Furseth (2161) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2012
Appearance: A dusky rose hip colored brew, an off-grey head with little lacing, but some curtains.
Taste: Sweet brown bread, toffee, tea, orange marmalade and and bitter peel.
Palate: Little carbonation, watery with a small body, a slightly dry finish.
Overall: This beer wants to be big, but do not really deliver.
Note: Bottle at De Klomp tasting. Reviewed 2012-10-20.
Draft@ City Pub in Gothenburg: Hazy red colour, big head, aroma was dominated of vanilla, sirup, fruits, flowery, orange, some alcynes, heavy fruity nose, and a bit of sweet maltynes to. Flavor was a heavy citrus bomb! mixed with fruits, orange, sirup,sweet maltynes,. Big body, long fruity/alcy,Citrus finish. Nice! brokensail (16444) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Pours a hazy dark amber color with an off-white head. Smells quite sweet. Lots of toffee, caramel, and tons of pineapple hop aroma. There is some brown sugar and a mild pine note. Sweet citrus, pineapple, and caramel dominate the flavor. Brown sugar, light pine flavor and bitterness on the finish. Not bad, just quite sweet. tkrjukoff (4335) - SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2012
Tap at City Pub. Pours hazy dark amber with a small beige head leaving lace. Aroma is raisind fidges malty fruity hoppy a bit earthy piny and citric. Flavor is dpot on malty fruity caramel sweetish piny rediny grapefruits bitter pungent, rich and delicious. Finishes longlived bitter fruity with no signs of the 9,5% ABV. imdownthepub (14546) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2012
Cask conditioned at Minehead Beer Fest ’12. Cloudy brown with white head. There is a surprise at the start of this, fruity sweetness, strawberry juice, I never expected that. Then the alcohol pushes through, strong, stripping allowing the fruity hops to develop. Powerful stuff and very involving, heavy man!