joergen (19649) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Ungstrup.
Hazy orange coloured with a small off-white head.
Fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of berries.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of berries.
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. An unclear amber beer with a tan head. The aroma has notes of brettanomyces, berries, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of berries, alcohol,malt, and a bit of brett, leading to a dry finish.
JorisPPattyn (7716) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very fine & dense dark cream head over fully hazy red-amber beer. Lactic acid and (dark red) fruit explosion; old wood & freshly filled (wine)barrels. Touch of young green herbs (cilandre?), old preserved cherries. Superb nose! Sourish-sweet with a marked dry-woody finish. Woodstainer, dried red fruit as cherries, and a character as from dry fortified wine. In the finish, the sweetness has an unmistakeable sultanas-on-alcohol streak. Quite well-bodied; slick to viscous; feels more carbonated than it looks. Another one that hides its alcohol quite succesfully. Strong Oud Bruin from New Hobbitland? Where is this world going to? Whatever, this is more than worthwile to search for.
dfearnley (762) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 15, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to tulip
Port, vanilla, wheat, coconut, malt, Brettanomyces, and raisins.
Deep brownish red with a thin off white head and a few dregs at the end. Pinot noir, caramel, cherry, Brett funk, lactose, dark fruits.
This is surprising that it’s 11% as that’s hidden well...this went down pretty quick.
MunBro (132) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark amber with a tan head. Aroma of wine, oak, fruits and funk. Tastes basically the same, the pinot noir barrels are a huge influence on the flavor here. Very odd fruit taste with a lot of sourness and tart cherry notes. Tastes almost like a kriek but with more wine notes. Pretty good!
Reimer96 (1064) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy medium brown with a nice frothy brown lacey head. Aroma of oaky funk, barnyard, caramel, brett, dark dried fruits and red wine. Taste is oak, funk, barnyard, light sour puckering cherries and a nice light boozy warming while being super dry like it’s wine counterpart. Love what 8 wired did with this one... Complex and smooth and very easy to drink.
andrewturba (920) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy brown with a large tan head that slowly settles but not without leaving some lace up the glass. Aroma is funky oak, brettanomyces, fruity, cherries, plums, and mild red wine notes. Flavour is funky oak, brettanomyces, rich maltiness, mild alcohol warming, dark fruity esters, cherries, plums, and some red wine notes. I’m a big fan of this more and more as I drink it!
maneliquor (2785) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London for my farewell drinks. Thanks to Paul for this hard to get 8 Wired. Pours murky amber with a small, sticky beige head. Nose is slightly acidic with massive berry focus on it. The barrels come through in a big way. Dark and tarty berries - black cherry, plum, quite earthy and a hint of sherbert. The barrel is almost too much but it makes this very unique. Taste is huge on the barrel emphasis with massive tarty cherries, tangy blueberry skin, woodiness and chocolate cake. Big pinot like finish makes it odd but it works. The brett never overpowers and sits nicely in the background. A cracker of a beer
Theydon_Bois (6994) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Josh’s Farewell Hoorah - big thanks to Paulo for this Kiwi Whale, 20/02/14.
Murky dark amber with a moderate light beige covering.
Nose is tangy dark fruits, bitter orange, apricot jam, earthy, light brett, toffee, lightly musty BA booze effect.
Taste comprises orange marmalade, nutty twang, caramelised sugars, wine BA effect, musty wood, bitter orange, funky.
Medium + bodiment, fine carbonation, sweet tangy close.
Nice stuff, fair complex offering, lots going down !
Leighton (9838) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London to say goodbye to Josh. Thanks to Paul for this one. Pours hazy, golden-brown with a mild, tan cream head. Some floaties. The nose has lightly tangy, ripe fruits, berries, a bit of wood, hints of caramel. Medium sweet flavor, plenty of woody dryness, light earth, dried and lightly leathery fruits, dates. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with dry wood, light grass, toasted pine, more leathery and lightly tart fruits, berries. Lingering wood. Quite tannic. Not bad.