jkwood04 (5403) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2oz bottle in a Trappist glass. Pours brown with a light beige head. Aroma of caramel and toasted malts with some dough and floral hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not the best beer, but not bad.
Benzai (15092) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2017
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ The Porterhouse, Dublin shared with Niilstrong. Clear amber color, average sized off-white to beige head. Smell and taste malts, herbal hops, slightly medicinal, a bit sweet. Decent body and carbonation. Hmm not my kind of beer.
Carlisle (680) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2017
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours bronze-brown with light beige head. Nose of bready malt, raisins, and toffee with some alcohol. Bread crust with raisin and caramel notes along with some subtle chocolate. Some bitterness in the dry finish.
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josanguapo (1499) - SPAIN - DEC 19, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
At Cerveceria Internacional. Lunch with David. With russian salad + bratwurst + chorizo picante with rochefort montadito. In tulip glass. Some caramel but a very boring and flat brew. Served too cold. Had no foam, was it in good shape?
bdleedahl (366) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - NOV 19, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Overly bitter unfortunately. Not advertised as an ipa on their menu in London, but it is, and lacking malt to back it up.
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dnstone (3016) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a reddish orange color with a light head. Light hop aroma. A nice strong malt forward flavor.
Notes: St Patrick’s Day visit ’10
MartinT (9729) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Added sugars and alcohol warmth catch the palate off guard, as leafy hop bitterness and fruity esters eventually succeed in gaining the most interest.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sumptuous head of foam crowns the deep amber shine.
-Alcohol should not be perceived at this strength.
-Mouthfeel is soft and lean.
-This drinks like a mediocre Belgian-style Strong Ale, but without the characterful yeast.
TaxiDriver (1775) - Stadland, GERMANY - MAY 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A fruity and sweet aroma, also light medical. The small white creamy head has a long duration, the body is dark red. A quite bitter and medical taste. The body is medium strong, very creamy with a lively carbonation.
aleksander9 (1574) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber with white head. Red berries and caramel. Dry, toffee and alcoholic finish. Overall: meh meh
ordybill (1623) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from an 11.2 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is an amber color with a small off-white head. The aroma is made up of toffee, hops and sweet fruit with a strong alcohol smell. The taste is mostly hops and sweet malt. A really good English Strong Ale.
Skinnyviking (9325) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl. bottle. Low but lasting fluffy light brown head. Clear dark amber body. Acidic to sour fruity lemon aroma and flavor with a good deal of hops bitterness, low carbonation and a long bitter finish.