NBird (470) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Looks..very dark ruby, med head.
Smells..sweet malts, boozy.. berry, some honey, sugar.
Tastes..boozy caramel, cherry/choc, smokey malty .. It is sensational.
Pedrens (162) - SPAIN - MAR 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella de 75 entre 3. Color cahoba oscuro. Espuma beige de poca formación y muy poco persistente. Aromas a chocolate, alcohol, madera humo, moscatel, ciruela soasas caramelo, alcohol, salsa de soja, especias. En boca textura aceitosa, y carbonatacion fina, bastante viva para el estilo. Los sabores acordes a los aromas con notas mas alcoholicas. El final alcohólico, maltoso, salsa de soja, cola, especiada y madera. Largo y sutil. El alcohol se nota. Esperaba algo mas.
Dermi (733) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
75 cl bottled. Pours dark ruby rust with a pleasant beige head. Aroma: Hay, pleasant chocolate biscuits, hops, licorice. Some background alcohol, liquor. Malty, toffee, even bread notes. Taste: Sweet, malty flavours. Herbal hops. Raisins, canned plums? Lots of flavours. Nice. Some bitterness with sweetness, yet quite sweet overall with slight tones of alcohol. Herbal feel. Palate: Full body, some carbonation. Hints of berry sweetness in the end. Pleasant malty aftertaste with some traces of herbs such as licorice. Even strawberries. Overall: Not a particularly big fan of this style, but this most certainly offers a lot of taste and flavour, lacks a bit balance. Glad I tried it.
Cybercat (3876) - Georgia, USA - MAR 3, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours opaque coffee brown with light tan head. Roast malt aroma has molasses overtone. Flavor has molasses, licorice and roast malt notes, a bit on the sweet side. Firm texture has OK fizz and leaves a chocolaty finish.
willisread (617) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at 2014 Yokohama Beer Fest. Nice deep mahogany color with a thin off-white head. Lots of prune, currant, fig, brown sugar, vanilla chocolate and malt on the nose. Taste is more of the same, with a little of the alcohol peeking out as it comes to room temperature. Really, really smooth...like a great brandy. Full bodied with a thick texture. Nice smooth long finish.
evergreen0199 (2287) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Brewdog, Shepherd’s Bush, London. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a thin off white/beige head on top. Rich, boozy, roasty, malty, caramel aroma. Tastes similar, rich, boozy, dark fruit, caramel, slight sweetness. A damn fine Scotch ale from Alesmith.
hombrepalo (1924) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big Bottle picked up in Wisconsin. Pours a deep dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, dark fruit, molasses and had a hint of smoke. Flavor was quite sweet with caramel, dried dark fruit, toffee, toasted malts, molasses and had some notes of chocolate. Full body, creamy texture, medium carbonation.
fraternie (893) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pruney and raisiny, with sweet, smoky maltiness permeating. Smooth on the palate but a bit fruit dominant, with subdued hops creeping in late and some heat showing through the finish. Aggressive.
Camons (7373) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Home. Pours dark brown with a creamy offwhite head, heavy lacings. Aroma of malt, caramel, nuts, little chocolate, some sweet dark fruit notes. Flavor is rather sweet, malty, caramel, brown sugar, chocolate, little spicy, earth, nuts, sweet dark dried fruit, raisin, plum, some alcohol. Full body, soft carbonation, light warming alcohol. 200215
Martinus (3570) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red brown black colour, white head. Aroma of caramel, malts and chocolate. Sweet flavour, malts, caramel. Sweet finish, chocolate, caramel and malts.(from 75cL bottle @ Camping RateBeers. Thanks for sharing today’s beers, RateBeer crew!)