beernovice39 (2761) - Montana, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pours a deep, murky, red/brown with a large, fluffy, off white top. Scent is toasty, caramel and fruits. Taste follows scent with a distinct hoppiness added.
Martinus (1777) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber colour, off-white head. Aroma of malts, hops, apricot, honey and citrus. Bitter flavour, honey, apricots, spices and lingering sweetness. Quite bitter finish, sweet, honey and peach.
(From 75cL bottle @ ZZT VI. Courtesy of joes. Thanks for sharing, sir!)
hirigalzkar (1819) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy brown color with a small off white head. This ones got a little bit of everything. Its surprisingly hoppy. It has got notes of orange and toffee. But its still not overly sweet. Heavy buttery notes. Smooth.
Cuso (2640) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 23, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from brewdog.com. Hazy brown color with huge off-white head. Aroma of caramel, figs, honey, dates, grapefruity hops. Taste, sweet malt, honey, floral hops, bee wax, spices. Strong alcoholic finish with hoppy touch. Excellent beer.
Countbeer (2852) - Best of Eindhoven ohne Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Kiss The Kitchen Floor or better known as ZZT VI (2013): kindly shared by Joes:
Medium sized creamy foamy head on top of a hazy amber colored beer.
Aromas of cream, fruit, apricot, peach, cleaner, chalk, grains, sticky and earthy.
Flavours of barleys, wheat, peach, light bitter, bitter malts, creamy. Smooth.
Aftertaste is bitter, malts, bitter fruit and barleys.
Low carbo, medium soft to light spicy mouthfeel, medium to full body and a creamy light oily texture.
Good and balanced.
IluvatarMilan (190) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Zzt bottle. Flaky orange body, tad cloudy. Fantastic aroma with hints of piny hops, warm alcohol and ripe fruit. The beer itself is very drinkable yet still deep and complex, nice bitterness in aftertaste
Benzai (4329) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled from bottle @ ZZT VI. Hazy reddish color, medium sized off-white head that leaves nice lacing. Smell malts, sweetness, caramel. Taste malts, caramel, sticky texture, alcohol, some bitter. Superb beer!
DutchDrebus (2252) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thx to joes @ ZZT VI. Hazy copper to bordaux red. Smells pine, sweet, hops.. Typical imperial ipa smell. Tastes very sweet, barley, hops, pine. Full body, sticky sweet, soft carbo.
lusikka (4039) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle.
Pours a deep ruby amber colour with a white thick head. Aroma of berries, toasted malts, caramel and some biscuity notes. Flavour of strong caramel malts, berries, biscuit, some bitter chocolate notes and grassy bitterness. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Finishes malty, a bit sticky and bitter. A rather classic US style barley wine.
laiti (3925) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle @ home, no BBE info
Sweet and malty aroma with lots of caramel, some american hops, fruits and berries. Flavour has harsh malt, caramel, some vanilla, fruits, berries and distant oaky notes. Dry finish with stronger oak aromas. Warming alcohol in throat, otherwise the 11% is very well hidden. Just too American ( = sweet).