Rune (11120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle picked up at Vinmonopolet Vika three years ago. Huge, rocky off-white head with fine retention. Unclear dark apricot coloured body. Clingy lacing. Caramel, oak and bourbon aroma. Comprehensive taste profile of caramel, dried fruits, earth and bourbon. Warming alcohol on the swallow. Well bodied. Decent, heavy sipper (shared with Finn and djoeye at a session in Tromsø, 01.02.2016).
Finn (6291) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske 500ml spandert av Rune. Delt med ham og djoeye i WCveien 1 Feb 15. Småhissig. Gylden. Uklar. Høyt tett skum som flater helt ut. Litt lacing. Lett søt alkoholisk aroma. Smaken er mandler. Blir svakt syrlig etter hvert.
djoeye (3640) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Look; persistent foam off white, dark hazy apricot amber body. Sediments.
Aroma; belgian caramellic bourbonish malty scents.
Taste; strong spirited malts, fruity stuff, spicy caramel
- finishes with the bourbon touch.
[Btl@Session w Rune&Finn, BB.sep2017]
cervmagpt (655) - PORTUGAL - DEC 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 26D, adapted). Bottle 50 cl - Batch unknown. AROMA: a mixture of barrel (woodsy and alcoholic), some wild bacteria notes with a slightly sweet background. some fruity notes. APPEARANCE: ambar color and hazy with material in suspension. medium ivory head with average retention and lacing. TASTE: slight caramel notes with an alcoholic presence. background of cask. low bitterness with a semi-sweet finish. PALATE: medium-light body with medium-low carbonation. OVERALL: a belgian beer aged in bourbon barrels with some interesting (but confusing) notes.
martjoobolut (3005) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2015 Bottle. Pours red copper with beige head. The head stays for some moments. Aroma is sweet, malts, fruits, caramel. Flavor is sweet, malt, caramel, fruits, apples, bourbon. Finish is dry bitter with some alcohol. Overall: ok, drinability isn’t very good.
suurjuust (2854) - ESTONIA - AUG 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish amber beer, medium to small off-white head. Nose is bourbon, booze, oak, sweetness, apples. Flavor is boozy bourbon, peaches, caramel, toastiness. Finishes with tons of booze, fruity caramel, barley toastiness.
Zekada (427) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours Amber with a small beige head. Aroma is strong with alcohol and bourbon. Taste is sweet and strong with malt and bourbon. Palate is slick and drinkable. Overall a pretty nice beer.
Lilja (2785) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ölföreningens julölsprovning 2014. Smak och doft av malt, karamell, brunt socker, honung, smörkola, vanilj, bourbon. Fruktig, stickig känsla som tar ner helhetskänslan, fin beska.
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a veiled orangeish brown with a short lived white head. Aroma is brown sugar, wood and alcohol. Flavor is bread, cinnamon, white sugar, vanilla and peach. Finish is alcohol, lingering booze. Medium to full body, strong carbonation.
MarcoDL (4141) - NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Copper color, virtually no head. Aroma of vanilla and raisin. Taste is sweet at first, with vanilla and raisin, after that the bourbon kicks in with some mildly sharp booze, some bitter hops in the finish as well. Nice, but a bit thin, could use more depth in body and flavor.