Minderbinder (3276) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown with almost no head (would be beige). Aroma is of caramel, grapes, alcohol (alot), sweet/spicy bread. Taste is of sugar, caramel, burnt bread, ethanol. Palate: Full bodied, soft carbonation. Sticky. Overall: Quite nice, heavy. Surprisingly good compared to some Alvinne I’ve had in the past.
tom10101 (5272) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (500 ml). Split 3-ways. Slightly hazy mahogany with a small ring of bubbly tan foam. Aroma is of dried fruits, brown sugar, booze, molasses, winey notes, brettanomyces, chocolate and dates. Taste is moderately sweet with dried fruits (figs, raisins dates), wine brown sugar, bread, molasses, leathery notes, chocolate and alcohol. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Liquorous mouthfeel. Gentle warmth. Very tasty stuff. Alcohol is rather well integrated, apparent but not off putting.
JulienHuxley (5590) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared. Deep brown pour with thin off white head. Aroma is good, tons of boozy, brown sugar, molasses, light chocolate, light leather notes, winey notes, tons of dates, dried fruits. Taste is a bit boozy, sweet, nice fruity malt, tons of dried fruit, dried pineapple, dried raisins, plums, red wine. Palate is full bodied, a bit slick. Tasty.
RexTalionis (3505) - FINLAND - DEC 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark red, near ruby in color with a small off-white head. Sweet plums, malty and wooden notes in aroma. Butterscotchy vinous notes appears after awhile. Warming already. Dark fruityness, cherries and wooden notes in taste. Some burning notes too. Brown sugary sweet finish with some boozy notes too.
Vestergaard (1696) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Borefts Beer Festival 2015 day 2. Pours a semiclear, reddish amber with a small, off white head. Aroma has redwine, pickled beetroot, grapes, pepper, acidic stuff, caramel, slight booze. Taste is sweet, more balanced vinous, red wine, tannins, oaky dry, caramel sweetness. Medium carbonation and a full, sticky body.
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky brown pour small bubbly head mild to medium carbonation aromas woody vinous caramel cider brown sugar toffee dried fruits the flavours completely different from the aromas tastes of rich grapes woody note vanilla toffee caramel brown sugar sultanas raisins currants spicy notes sweetness comes over well no real bad acidity lovely vinous touch the barrelling is exceptional lovely Quadruple the finish lasting good fruity notes spice malts oak touch a real classy make for the style
Finn (6291) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fra flaske på Haand Ølfestival 30 Mai 15. Delt med Rune. Mørk amber. Uklar. Filmskum. Søt fruktaroma. Smaken også søt. En del frukt. Alkoholen manifesteres nok gjennom overdreven sødme.
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 18, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[9/26/15] Draught sample at Borefts Beer Festival 2015 in Bodegraven. Murky amber-brown. Aroma of caramel, fruitiness, candy, wood. Sweet flavor with caramel, wine, wood, a bit of cookies, fruits, and a bit of alcohol. Medium-bodied.
finol (3066) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Pressklubben.
Pours dark brown.
Lots of tastes, boozy yet light. spicyness, oak, prunes, grapes sweet with an alcohol. Some tannins.
hirigalzkar (2910) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Notes of milk chocolate, clove, raisin and orange. Nice mouthfeel. Low carbonation. Sweet and alcoholic. Elegant altough a bit too vinous. Reminds me of a barley wine.