Palme (3302) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from a 0.75l bottle @ RBNG 2014. This is a lovely glowing amber ruby looking one. It also has a small islandy dark beige head. Smells lovely sweet with all sorts of dried glazed fruits; dates, raisins, sticky toffee caramel pudding and glaze. Yeah, it has a lovely sweet and punchy aroma! Oh, this tastes good as well. I get that dry licorice thingy at first with a ton of dried fruits and berries. There’s a woody touch to it as well here. Feels really thick and sticky in the mouth this and it’s only prickling on the tongue. Would not mind a bottle alone of this one. 15.02.2014
GT2 (8366) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
> High boost chocolate covered strawberry style Quad
[ Bottle ][ 750mL ][ Jank Bottle Shop Solana Beach ][ $17 ][ Crooked Stave Globe ][ 7.11.14 ]
>> Pours clear sepia core, deep red edges. Massive creamy yellow head. Nose is chocolate covered strawberry, vanilla, slight metallic, white chocolate mousse. Taste is dusty, metallic, papery, milk chocolate, rum soaked strawberry, milk chocolate covered strawberry. Rum cake finish. It’s pretty damn good, just not my style: sweet, red, high boost. Cleans up as it warms, good stuff.
>!< small metallic, paper
mensch (247) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yum. Deep, cooked caramel and raisin aroma. Rich flavors, very strong. I’m enjoying it with Stilton and marcona almonds. Fuck, I’m turning into Charles Finkel. Great beer, wait ’till it’s gone to eat the stinkin’ cheese.
devman171 (949) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted Alongside Westy’s, St Bernardus 12, Rochfurt, others, Pours murky brown with big carb. Aroma is big dark fruits, taste holds up to the belgium big hitters!
gunnfryd (10451) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBNG-14. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is yeast, caramel, roasted malt, dried fruits. Flavour is yeast, caramel, roasted malt, dried fruits, spices, sugar. Full body. Very nice. A beer i enjoy to taste.
Stuu666 (2122) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark brown, some banana, fruity, toffee, sugary and sweet.
jkwood04 (3866) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle in a wine glass. Pours deep brown/ruby with a beige head. Aroma of rich caramel and toffee and lightly nutty malts, some spicy yeast, light notes of dark fruits, hints of bitterness. Flavor the same with a great blend of everything. Smoother texture. A solid quad.
Dfonorow (1414) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pre-DLD bottle share at Hampton Inn. Pour is murky red/brown with a small tan head. Aroma and flavor of charred grain, bananas, cloves, molasses, and dark fruit. Finish is a bit sweet with some slight bitterness, spice comes through in the aftertaste.
bergstaden (1220) - Røros, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep amber with an off white head - Good sweet malt aroma - Good sweet dark malts with caramel that tastes very good - Lasting malt finish that is sweet and with some alcohol heat in the back - This was really good
Inbreak (2033) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
15.02.2014, 0,75l bottle sampled @ RBNG14:
Nice slightly brown mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet fruity, caramel malts, toffee, citrus, dried fruits, grass, caramelized apples, chocolate, almonds. Taste is slightly dry, caramel malts, hay, almond essence, burnt caramel, hay, licorice, hay, coffee. Medium to longlasting bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Fair enough.