Leighton (17195) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at home in London. As expected, this baby blew up with a vengeance, spewing no less than 80% of its contents into my sink. Once the dust had settled, I found a dark brown beer, lightly hazy with a dissipating white beige foam head and plenty of floating sediment. The nose has a hard, sharp sour tinge with some dark cherry notes, and also mild chocolate and alcohol. Flavor is medium sweet and quite medicinal, what with the hefty alcohol blast and somewhat syrupy sugar. Mild cocoa, some tart berries, a bit of funk. Full bodied with fine, explosive carbonation. Warm to finish with some moderate roast and sweetness, some bitter burnt wood, burnt grass, mild leather, plenty of rubbing alcohol, some dry and dark fruits. Not a very enjoyable beer, in any way.
Beer5000 (5633) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled @ HaandBryggeriet Beer festival 2012. Murky dark, brown body with an off-white head. Aroma of sweet malt, dry fruit and yeast. Flavor is sweet malt, caramel, dry fruit and pleasant bitterness. Well hidden alcohol. Medium body. Decent but not outstanding.
Rune (10502) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle provided by OleR for his garden session, shared with Gr0ve, KnutAlbert, Skomakern, larsga and OleR – excellent rating conditions and great friendship. Tan-coloured head over an opaque, dark brown body. Smell of campfire and tart fruits. Taste of mild dark spices, roasted brown malts and dusty hops, as well as hints of yeasty fruitiness. Dry and sweet on the swallow. Not quite there, too sweet, perhaps (at OleRs, Stovner 25.05.2012).
Miksu (5038) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.33 l bottle. Hazy dark brown color, a gusher. Sweet vinous aroma with soya sauce, balsamic vinegar, licorice and hint of wet horse. Sweet toffeish, nutty and bitter flavor with menthol, licorice and hint of barnyard. Bitter and mentholy finish remiscent of bitter tonice (e.g. Fernet Branca). Complex and original.
note666 (1214) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012 - 05 - 29 330ml bottle. hazy dark brown colour. BIG creme head. dark roasty aroma. light bitter , bit sweet taste.
KnutAlbert (6591) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle generously shared by OleR.
Some caramel in the nose. Bittersweet, a bit sharp, some alcohol in the background.
MotherBrother (877) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Haand festival.
Pour dark brown, with a small tan head.
Aroma is a little malty, funky, skunky.
Taste is quite bitter.
Average body, with a slight fizzy carb.
... not my cup of tea.. beer... you know...
Case (300) - GERMANY - MAY 17, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark-brown with large beige head. Aroma is very fruity, grapes, sour cherries, hops. Taste is a complex mix of sweet roasted malts, dark chocolate, some piney hops, a bit of spice, a bit of sour cherries. Overall it is actually very similar to an imperial stout. Deliciously smooth and full body. Alcohol completely hidden. Very tasty and underrated!
Idiosynkrasie (5852) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Hazy dark brown with huge lacing beige head. Very nice hop aroma with dark malty, slightly roasty, background. Dark malty taste; well balanced dry hop notes and light yeasty flavours make it extremely drinkable considering the abv.
kjc51478 (441) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
200ml Sample at Bierkultur Festival in Köln-Ehrenfeld. Appearance is blackish-brown color with medium, velvety head. Aroma is light with notes of chocolate. Taste is bitter chocolate, woody, roasted grains, caramel sweet. High alcohol gives it a boozy quality. Palate is full-bodied, very creamy/smooth texture, soft and light carbonation, and a nice warm, semi-dry finish.