CH-303 (1743) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - SEP 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Cage-n-cork. Dark redish brown, clear. Lots of light tan head.
Aroma: Malt, fruit. Prunes.
Taste: Malt, fruit, sweetness, molasses. Expected more.
Bought: Total Wine (Sterling), 750 ml, $5.99
Info: 17/9-2015, 94/300M
CloudyHead (55) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle. Rather sweet, with thickish texture and bread aroma. Dry yeasty finish.
Beersiveknown (4200) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the brewers shared at Dupont
slightly hazy deep ruby brown with a fluffy beige head. Caramel and weetabix in aroma, moderate carbonation with slightly tart initial taste followed on by fruit and caramel, moussy carbonation, touch of molasses, slightly metalic in the finish.
BeerViking (3321) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pours red-brown with a fine head, candy sugar and a little roast coffee nose, dry-sweet and peppery bitter, sweetish toffee and hoppy bitterness finish.
bdunhill (254) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This dark ale pours with a great frothy head and a perfect dark brown colour. It has a sweet aroma but a bitter taste to the tongue and a lingering pleasent after taste.
VamboladeTolly (814) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 14, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with small beige head. Aroma is sweet, roast, bread, caramel, some alcohol, plums, berries. Taste is light sour with some sweetness, alcohol, caramel. Medium body. A bit to watery for me.
tarmok (550) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark amber liquid with minimal yellowish head. Aroma: caramel, bread. Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour. Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,
Hermod (4778) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle. Bbe 26/05/2016. Poured brown colored, thick off white head. Floral hops, caramel, dark fruity notes in aroma. Flavor has brown sugar, bready notes, sweetness, spicy notes. Alcohol coming through a little, warming. Long sweet finish, some dark bread and gingerbread as well. High carbonation.
jaghana (4819) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - APR 11, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 33cl, kindly shared by Dominique. A clear amber beer with low head. Nose is phenolic, toasted malt and mint. Aroma is on burnt caramel, belgian yeast, sweet, industrial caramel body, astringent finish.
chinchill (3215) - South Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2015
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
750ml bottle from Total Wine with a cage and cork seal. Solid pop of the cork, which probably hit the ceiling even though I thought I was holding it adequately.
No foaming, but the aroma and flavor suggest a moderate infection. The aroma, in particular, has some of the floral, barnyard, and basement aromas from bacteria or, less likely, wild yeast. The bottle has a 11/13 date on the bottom and its been properly stored. Searching, I immediately found a report of another bad bottle, so quality control may be an issue.
O: very disappointed.