larsga (6930) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smallish beige head. Hazy deep brownish red body. Fruity vinous
sugary aroma with wooden notes. Dry-sweet wooden fruity taste
with funky caramelly notes. Fullish body. Hot, rounded, smooth
mouthfeel. Dry-sweet roasty wild berry and fruit aftertaste with
peppery vinous wooden funky notes. Traces of wine grapes, earth,
spice and menthol. Complex, interesting, and unusual. Subtle, and
full of flavours. Wish they’d sold it in 0.25l bottles
though. (0.5l bottle, wine monopoply, Vika, Oslo.)
gunnar (6919) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours dark as Coke with a small light tanned head. Aroma of malt, molasse and berries. Taste of sweet berries, malts and even some nice liquorice. Very good one, complex but good.
tderoeck (6906) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
15/IX/13 - 50cl bottle @ post-Zwanzeday tasting at home - BB: n/a (2013-874)Thanks to Sofie VR for the bottle!
Clear ruby red to deep purple beer, aery off-white head, little stable, non adhesive. aroma: raisins, dried fruits, nutmeg, caramel, sugary, apple skin, sweet red wine, alcohol. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet start, sugary, dried fruits, nutmeg, little sour, red berries, soft bitterness, overripe banana. Aftertaste: raisins, dried fruits, red berries, alcohol, red wine notes, woody bitterness, tannins, bit sugary, grape skin, little sour, funky touch, alcohol, bitter hops. Lovely beer, this one!
Geokkjer (6866) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap@ Haand2012. Pours cloudy amber with an off-white head. Aroma of sugar and berries, some caramel and malt. Flavor is sweet berries and caramel with some malt and alcohol. Medium body, soft carbonation. Nice complex brew.
TaktikMTL (6571) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille de 500 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de caramel fruité avec une pointe de vanille. Apparence: La couleur est brune. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel et de prune avec une pointe de vanille. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de vanille en arrière goût. (Rating #4774)
mR_fr0g (6536) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at CBC clerko. Big thanks to Paul. Aroma is funk, tart raspberry, nice oud brune aroma with light acid. Hazed borwn pour with a persistent thin off white head. Flavour is sweet candy sugar, berry ,cranberry. Sticky sugary palate. A little bit too sweet for me.
nimbleprop (6355) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle pours an oily, deep brown with some creamy, off white head. Nose has cherry, a little pomegranate vinaigrette, some dried cherry, a little cooked greens. Flavor has caramel, candy sugar, raisin, mild acid, a little smoke, slightly medicinal. Candy sweet finish.
czar (6211) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ ABT blind tasting. murky brown with a small light beige head, some retention. roasted caramel, oak - tad too present, smoke and fire, chocolate, some raisins, some phenols and plastic notes (!). soft carbonation, medium body - almost cloying. nice use of barrel, relatively complex.
77ships (6195) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ ZBF 2012 // dark brown going to black with close ton of head // smell is quite sweet & malt heavy, caramel, dark fruits, I am getting really gravy on this (vleesjus) // taste is gravy (definitely there in an amazing way), sweet, chocolate, thick malts, caramel, dark fruits, hints of liquorish & syrup, wood,… warming sure but boozy no // slick, substantial body, low carb. , definitely a sipper / would have preferred this at home as opposed to a festival but excellent & among best things Alvinne (probably best) has done so far
Rastacouere (6162) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dense caramel ice cream and cookie dessert hits on the nostrils with just a whisper of alcohol, certainly less than I would have expected from a 14% brew, in the nose at least. A broad little fruit array is quickly ventured in, earth cherries, marmalade and peaches are all visited every other whiff. The rich and sweet type, halfway between liquid chocolate and port wine and yet with this alcohol level, you would have thought that a fair attenuation had been reached - perhaps, but there’s plenty of complex sugars remaining. While little head formation punctuates the pouring motion, in mouth, the carbonation is initially fairly active, though it slowly diminishes to leave a more liquorous texture after the beer has been sitting around for a few dozen minutes - which is almost inevitable if you drink a bottle by yourself. Raisiny, chocolatey, caramely, very desserty palate. Fair oak character with noticeable tannins, but not to the point where I feel the smooth, silky, currant-like Pomerol character is highlighted very much. That’s something rare enough in beer that I would have enjoyed it to take more room; it is tough for a sweet dark Belgian beer to make an overdose of balancing gracious tannins. An interesting recipe, but not one I’d like to revisit very often considering the price tag and rarity.