ShivanDragon (3015) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
@Borefts 2015, 13%, caramel bruin zonder kraag. aroma van graan en wat zoetig en lichte wijn, verder vrij berperkt. smaken zijn granig, zoet, alcohol, en lichte wijn, verder wat hout, droog en medium body, lage co2, gaat
NBird (621) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks..deep Amber brown, no head.
Smells .. Heaps of oak, malts and a floral oaky fruit scent.
Tastes..quite big sweet malts in a barley wine direction, vanilla, oak, some very boozy stone fruit, finishes quite dry and oak/woody.
kraddel (5726) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drank at Borefts 2015. Pours unclear, very dark amberbrown. No real head. Not so intense smell. Taste is a bit sour, fruity, boozy. Is that red wine ? Grains, some oak. OK carbo and MF
Stuu666 (9537) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at borefts. Pours murky brown, nose is toffee, caramel, fruity, taste is dry, oaky, juicy fruit.
CraftBeerNick (1724) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Nuetnigenough, 16th September 15. Poured a little dark and murky. Aroma is complex and deep. Taste is full, booze and barrel, oak, vinous and interesting some spice, almost a slight curry power, from the yeast, very nice, different and interesting
neongolden (1115) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(On tap @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Sept 4 2015) Pours hazy medium brown with a small off white head and lace. Aroma dry, caramel core restrained, stewed pear, tart red fruits, oak, leather, dry leaves, lightly roasted, some alcohol. Flavour is mid-sweet at first, caramel, stewed fruits, baking apple, oak, vanilla, alcohol, tart fruity quality. Finish is quite dry, apple pie and wood. Bitter, woody, a bit alcoholic. Medium body and very soft carb. A little boozy but dry and good!
sir__v (1761) - Lille, FRANCE - AUG 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Gainsbar, Kortrijk - BE. Color: deep dark brown beer with small carbonation and small brown head. Smell: caramel and sweet malt domination. Nice sweet alcohol notes. Small yeast finish. Taste: good palate with caramel and sweet malt taste. Really nice bouquet of candy and sweet fruits. Small alcohol finish. Aftertaste: caramel and sweet malt finish.
NachlamSie (3191) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
16.9 oz bottle I won in a friendly wager by betting against LeBron. This beer is very dark and dense with small red hues and a little off-white head. Aroma is sweet with distinct vinous notes. Plums, brown sugar, rum, licorice and oak are all noted. The body is huge and the 14% abv is adeptly masked. This is a little too sweet for me to totally go nuts over it, but it is a very tasty beer. The notes of wine are distinct and bold, mixing with sweet, dark fruits; licorice; molasses; and oak. It’s crazy how much vinous character is imparted. The yeast adds a nicely subtle fruitiness. This is a big and bold beer, 6 oz. may be enough for me, though I can’t say getting through the whole bottle was an unpleasant experience.
markextrae (3199) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small tasting sample at 24 uurs Maastricht. Poured a murky Amber light Brown colour with a few murky bubbles on top. With little lacing, first notice of classic alvinne yeast, lactose, grapes, oak, tart notes, vineous wine notes, oak, malts, plums, alcohol notice. But to much for my taste
Rune (10697) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a bottle, 12.9 % abv, at Haandbryggeriet Beer Festival 2015. Shared with Finn. Cloudy dark reddish body. Tiny head, spotty lacing. Sweet and dried fruity nose. Likewise, the taste profile is made up by rather sweet, dried fruits, hints of dough beneath. Vinous impression. Balanced by a little fruity tartness to the ending. Still too sweet. Boozy. Okay in smaller amounts (Drammen 30.05.2015).