Pinball (12145) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2011
clear amber, smooth offwhite head.
mild aroma of hops , malts, quite dry in the aroma.
flavor is malty, bitter hoppy, slightly flowery. overall quite a bitter beer. not very black. slowrunner77 (12037) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"not a hop bomb as expected. there are a ton of hops, sure, but the high dose of dark malt give it the look and feel of a barleywine or old ale...with the hops of a double ipa. this is a beer i could really get into. smooth, balanced, spicy hops in the bittersweet finish. nice hybrid here. via trade w/ kinger."
madsberg (11770) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2011
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Unclear. Dense off white head. aroma of herbs, light pine, sweetness, caramel, vague citrus. Flavour of grape, herbs, flowers, sweetness, light fruits. Medium to full bodied. Dry grapy bitterness in the end. deyholla (11597) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2009
On tap. Poured a clear dark burgundy with an off-white head that laced nicely. Aroma had strong pine notes with undertone of both roasted malt and citrus. Flavor was more balanced with the pine notes balancing with the roasted malts. j12601 (11571) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear crimson tinged brown with thin white head. Big earthy malt, nice roast, caramel malt, and a bit of earthy hops. Medium bodied, lots of roast, dark char and toast. Nice big grapefruit on the finish with lingering roast notes.
hopscotch (11078) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Bottle... Clear, dark crimson ale with a mid-sized, creamy, taupe head that never fully diminishes. The nose is of cocoa, tangerine and earthy, floral hops. Full-bodied and creamy with modest carbonation. The flavor is full of roasty notes and burnt bitterness. Warming, bitter finish. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2009
Pours a dark amber with a big tan head. Aroma is citrus/spicy hops. I also detect some notes of caramel and honey. Flavor is hoppy, but not overly bitter. Light yeast, resin and some bready notes. faroeviking (10910) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 8, 2011
Botella. Clear deep amber brown colour. Sweet hoppy fruity caramel aroma. Pleasantly sweet fruity hoppy caramel bitter flavour. Dry bitter finish. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2009
DocLock (10683) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Date: December 02, 2009
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark red, lasting creamy beige head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel malt aroma, fresh floral and earthy hops
Flavor: rich malt flavor, lots of earthyness, mostly dry and bitter, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
Bottle and draft multiple times. Pours burny sienna with 3-finger tan head. Nose is huge feety funky hops, caramel malt, roasty brown sugar. The taste is earthy caramel malt, rich, big Simcoey hops, citrus. More malt than hops here, but the hops keep coming. Rich, solid complexity, and a twinge of late heat. This one is stellar, and a regular component of the DLBF.