Bov (9050) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from Erzbierschof - cloudy dark brown beer with a long lasting beige foam; vinous and woody aroma, notes of prunes and black cherries, some spicyness; sweet and full-bodied, fairly sour, light sticky and umami, long sourish woody finish with notes of prunes
Bullit (3854) - Burgos, SPAIN - APR 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ skortila. Brown - dark reddish colour, small off-white head. Nose is slightly sour, fruity, red wine notes. Flavour is malty, slightly sweet, some red wine sourness and wood. Tannines well noticable, which is nice. Slightly alcoholic. Good sipper.
Cirrhosis (1174) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ok.... Beer just lost points for exploding all over the floor and foaming up so much I lost half the beer before I even poured. Booooooooo explosive beer. Mucky chunky brown body with a massive crown floating on top. Still pissed off my pants and socks are soaked. Smells good, big quad with diffanet wine factor, oaky, and a big booze finish. The wine is starting to dominate the aroma. Can you say quad with a twist that works, sure you can. Banana, heavy thick wine, harshless booze, oak. Tatse is good, taste is diffrent. Full bodied, very smooth. My sock smells like a bar floor after last call. This is a gooder probably would have been over a 4 if it didn’t explode all over my pants.
Beersiveknown (2473) - NORTHERN IRELAND - APR 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home from ales by mail
Slightly funky strong grape must and vanillins on nose. Medium body, sweet fruity and heavy, very full bodied with a slight barnyard character which helps lift the mouthfeel.
rondphoto (1537) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
@ Vino Bellissimo / Lima OH --- Cloudy orange brown with a frothy tan head, lace slips back into drink. Aroma is sweet fruity malt, very inviting. Taste doesn’t match, staying in some inner conflict that never gets resolved. There is sweet malt going in, but dark fruit masks that early in the palate, followed by sour ale. During the whole thing, malt continues to grab attention, gumming up everything. Interesting, yes. Good brew? No.
bhensonb (10345) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 31, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Capped 375 from Monument. Pours murky orange brown. Transient beige head. Musty red grape aroma. Flavor is caramel/treacle, must, oak, red berry. Sort of BFM light. Good stuff.
marcus (6015) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours dark brown with a modest beige head and a wine aroma. There is a sweet dark molasses flavor that fishes a bit sour and funky. Complex with lots of oak.
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy brown to amber with an off white head. Aroma is bretty, citric and berry fruity. Smooth wineous and light citric flavoured. Earthy to wooden, sweet and citric. Mellow berry fruity too. Nice lingering mild acidic finish.
caesar (4713) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, small sample. Dark copper color, short head. Aroma of grapes, red wine, caramel, raisin, some oak. Not much funky character yet. Quite sweet taste, bit vinous, some alcohol. Reminded me of a La Trappe Quadrupel like beer, oak aged on red wine barrels. Could have used a bit more vanilla-esque sweetness.
skortila (4345) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from De Molen, 12cl sample. The aroma has obvious red wine tones, oak, cherry pits, funk. Overall very fruity. Dark red-brown coloured beer with a thin head. The taste is a bit funky, has cherry pits, red wine, caramel. Medium bodied. It really has nice flavours, but the balance could be a bit better.