Habanero (2490) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours hazy amber with an average, lacing, off-white head. Aroma of overripe fruit, white wine, wood, and caramel. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry with bitter notes and alcohol Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carb. A very nice Barley.
Lukaduke (2067) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy caramel leather color with a trace of gaseous bubbles forming a thin layer of foam. Layers of date fruit, fig, raisin, boozy grape and earthy wet wood, leather and moss. Booze is pretty in check considering its abv, though the flavors do get a bit muddled in the midpalate but the start and finish make up the difference. Low carbonation but feel its appropriate to the beer.
jayzz (304) - Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma of grape, fig, chocolate. Deep amber color. Complex taste... like wine bur an ale with a ever such an alcohol burn.
skoisirius (1584) - Earth, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at The Stumbling Monk, Seattle. Any time I see something from Alvinne, I go for it. Deeper amber pour, no head. Powerful nose hinting at sugars, dried wine grapes, deeeeep oak, figs, and a slight note of booze. Flavors consist of dark fruits, barrel, a solid muscat grape flavor from the Montbazillac’s (seems fairly specific amongst other wines I’ve tried), caramel, and booze, but surprisingly approachable for 15%!. Lingers until you sip it again. Absolutely fantastic and loud, just the way I like it. Dank!
yngwie (13215) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 33cl. An unclear, amber colored beer topped by a small, dense, off-white head leaving some lacings. Alcohol, caramel, dark dried fruits, some notes of cooked vegetables and vanilla in the aroma. It’s sweet, warming and soft on the palate, with caramel and dried fruits dominating the flavor. Some woody vanilla hints chime in. A little bitterness in the finish, which is rather warming. A tasteful and moreish beer, too warming, but in a nice way. 131004
BuckeyeBoy (2649) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2oz bottle pours out a dark amber no head. Nose is sweet malt pit fruit syrup. Taste is as the nose pitfruit berries fruit and a hot end.
gunnfryd (10271) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is dried fruits, white wine, vanilla, oak. Flavour is dried fruits, white wine, vanilla, oak, malt, alcohol, caramel. Very nice beer.
Jesterdeal (1814) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of apple peel, oak, and caramel. Pours amber with no carbonation or lacing of any kind. Nice oak notes with white grape, apple core, and corn syruppy sweetness. Despite being strong and sweet, it’s not very descript of a taste. Meh.
illidurit (2126) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice deep amber pour with a purple blush. Big lovely sherry oxidation in the aroma, musty old toffee, cabernet grapes, stewed prunes. Flavor is relevatory: huge maple notes along with French prunes, chocolatey port, light drying oak tannin, blackberry syrup. Awesome. Can’t taste the alcohol at all.
Geokkjer (5595) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours dark golden with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel, malt, some vanilla and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty with some caramel, brown sugar, oak and vanilla. Full body, average carbonation.