KyotoLefty (10119) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the Temple Bar Brewpub. Deep copper color with a low head. Fruity malt aroma, with caramel and a touch of hops. Mellow flavor of fruit—dried, dark, fruit—and port. Sweet but superbly hopped. Bitter. Hop blast comes in late, at the finish, and lasts. Excellent.
Nekronos (4175) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JAN 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
VEry strong indeed. It was quite annoying after a while but well brewed. NIce aroma and features.
rosenbergh (11475) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Hilpeä Hauki, Helsinki, Finland.
Clear amber colour with small light tan head.
Mild bitter aroma. Harsh bitter hoppy flavour with grapefruit and resin.
Grainy maltiness. Long bitter aftertaste.
JK54B (1602) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg 0.25L. Pale beige creamy head. Slightly sour malty taste. Fruity mouthfilling hoppiness. Not very sweet. Hoppy bitterness at the end. Round and soft taste at beginning. And then boomm....hopps. Soft mild hoppy nose.
sayravai (4710) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught@Hilpeä Hauki) Clear deep copper with a small, firm and lasting head. Very mild aroma with toffeeish malt and berries. Strongly berryish flavor (red currant) with woody-nutty hops, and some hay-citrusy hops in the finish. Medium body, soft and lowish carbonation, but hard water. Feels like a berry ale, although thats probably not intended..
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On nitro at the brewpub. Reddish copper with creamy off-white head and nice lacing. Big dirty grapefruit and spicey hop aroma with off-dry caramel, resiny citrus and a little blood orange. Flavor is fresh, resiny citrus and not as bitter grapefruit as the aroma, dry, pretty big, almost astringent bitterness, nice though. Medium, creamy body. Very tasty.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Source:Sample at the brewpub.
Appearance:Dark amber pour with a thin beige head.
Aroma:Very malty with hints of citrus.
Flavor:Solid malt base with a citrus finish and a bit of warming alcohol on the end as well.
Palate:Medium/full body with soft carbonation and a brutally lingering bitter finish.
Overall:Solid strong ale. There are some things that could be better, but solid overall.
Brandman (2938) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2009
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap on brewpub. dark golden colour, tanned head. aroma is quite thin and not too good. some maltiness. flavour has nice hoppy touch.
mabel (9222) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[2148-20090515] Tap. Mushy green peas and veggie yeast aroma. Clear, red orange body with a thick long-lasting creamy off-white head and thick lacing down the sides. Rough flavour is like dry-ripped leaves and bark hops. Rough medium body. Tastes stronger than it is, really interesting.
(@ Porterhouse; Dublin, Ireland)
jercraigs (10303) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009-05-15. Red-brown body with a small creamy beige head and lace. First sip is pleasantly hoppy, quickly followed by some brash alcohol with sweet malt in tow. Pleasant malt core is sweet but hop bitterness and lightly warming alcohol overtones end up being the focus of your attention. (7+) Aroma is mild, and not helped by the shape of the sample glass unfortunately. Mild hops and malt managed to make a bit of an impression. (6+) Average plus palate. Pretty decent. On tap at the brewpub.