olio (9654) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle @ hotel room, Rome. BBE 07/2016.
Pours hazy golden color with a large head. Citric fruits and some caramel on the nose, grapefruits, gooseberry bush and pine, lots of hops too. Bitter fruity palate, grapefruity flavor with resinous hops and some malt notes. Quite bitter, some alcohol warmth at the end. Very nice.
laiti (8171) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle @ hotel room, Rome. BBE 07/2016
Aroma is rather mild with some grainy tones, hay and gooseberry bush. Flavour is rather hoppy with grapefruit, leathery bush leaves and some cereal. Finishes with lingering hoppiness and menthol. Also mild herbal tones. Not exactly balanced and somewhat stuffy.
AlbusDumbledor (17) - Rome, ITALY - FEB 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
resin, grass, herbs, amber, red, hazy, rocky head, white foam, very bitter, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish,
teorn88 (7205) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Backlog rating. Bottle at the Chriso’s May tasting. This is obviously old and well past its prime. It pours a hazy amber color with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet, with notes of ripe melon, honey, dust and cardboard. Taste is again sweet and dusty, with more notes of honey, melon, dried leaves, cardboard. Medium bodied, quite sticky and soft carbonation. Overall, clearly too sweet, hops faded and lightly oxidised, did not stood well the test of (a bit of) time
PriorL (3069) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
At Zwanze Day 2014 (Moeder Lambic Fontainas). THX everyone for sharing today’s beers.
APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small unstable white head.
NOSE: hoppy, bitter, little florar.
TASTE: hoppy, dry, oké.
mR_fr0g (10344) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at Chrisso’s May 2014 tasting 25/05/2014. Thanks to Tanya? Aroma is orange peel, resinous hop, caramel malts. Quite a lot of hot alcohol in the nose. Bright orange coloured pour with some haze and a loose fleeting white head. Flavour is harsh grapefruit bitterness, caramel malts, hot alcohol, slight skunk. Palate is chewy and resinous, with a harsh bitterness in the finish.
madmitch76 (23312) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
25th May 2014
Tasting at the ever gracious ChrisO’s. Kernel rotbox treat. Hazy gold beer, tidy off white head. Light dry malt, semi sweet. Still a fair amount of hop bitterness here. Orange peel as well as bitter pine. Light dry finish shows some oxidisation. All things considered, it has survived well.
minutemat (4786) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Chriso May 14 tasting. Pours amber, bitter prickly orange taste, fruity yeast, some spice and malts. I sense this is perhaps not in peak condition.
Scopey (13311) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
From the Kernel Rotbox. Care of Leighton. It pours amber with a small white head. The nose is fresh, stewed orange, tangerine, must, sherbet and candy. The taste is bitter, watery, orange peel, must, alcohol, toasty, spice, resin, alcohol, orange muffin and dirt with a hot, citric finish. Medium+ body an fine carbonation. You are past it old timer....
Ragnampiza (751) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - DEC 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from Wild Hops served in a snifter. Pours a dark hazy orange with a small non-persistent off white head. Powerful aroma of tropical fruits, grapefuit, mango, light caramel malts and pine needles. Mild alchool perception. Strong bitterness and resiny presence, but not at all overwhelming. The alchool is well hidden. Long bitter aftertaste. Medium body, medium carbonation and creamy texture. Textbook example of a DIPA, very nice!