BlackHaddock (3163) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared half-litre bottle (lot 638) at a Pre Brugge Beer Festival bottle swap on 31st Jan 2014.
The name translates to ’No more needed’: well this was only the third bottle I’d tried, so although I could have happily got bladdered on a few bottles of this I was duty bound to drink plenty more before the evening was out.
Anyway, back to this lovely beer.
Poured a dark, deep brown with a red hue when held up to a strong light source, the head a lightly tanned foam.
The aromas were of over roasted malts, dark fruits from the hedgerow with a trace of wood smoke.
The taste was just as interesting as the smell, malty lead with those fruits and smoking trees giving a good base for other flavours to enhance. I found a little chocolate and vanilla within the complex taste, some yeastiness also appeared before a semi-dry and mini-bitter hop finish rounded off each sip (it was too good to gulp).
Full bodied, the alcohol almost completely hidden by the blend of flavours: a very good beer indeed.
gEUS (873) - Linden, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle at Nuetnigenough. Poirs deep brown to black. Head dissipates quickly. Nice Maker’s Mark bourbon aroma, vanilla, oak, roasty malt and bits of fresf forest fruits, cigar ashes. Medium body with crisp slightly bitter body, slight sourness but they hold a bit too much on the sweetness. Taste is chocolate, oak. Warm finish with some alcohol warmth. Nice beer especially thanks to the Maker’s Mark.
abemorsten (2430) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle at Nuetnigenough, Brussels, medio November 2013. Pours a clear ruby mahogany body with a small light brown head. Smokey dried fruits, malty vinuous barrel notes on the nose. Malty, nutty flavors and quite alco warm. Full bodied and smooth.
Theis (12528) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Clear brown - offwhite head. Acid notes, ok sourness, coconut, wooden - oakey, roasted, rubber, some light bitterness, herbal bitter.
joergen (19345) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at yespr.
Clear red-brown coloured with a small off-white head.
Fruity and light acidic aroma of oak, vanilla and red wine.
Fruity and light acidic flavour of oak and hops.
Pinball (10596) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy brown small light brown head aroma: is fruity booze old hops roasted malts flavor is spicy malty plastic
madsberg (9530) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottled. Dark brown colorued. Unclear. Dense light brown head. Aroma. sweetness, ripe fruits, spice, caramel, light funk. Flavour. Funk, ripe fruits, some sourness, spice, sweetness, light herbs. Medium to full bodied. Ends fruity and sweet with a light note of berries. Is light bitter.
Ungstrup (28232) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A red-brown beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of brettanomyces, wood, caramel, alcohol, and bread. The flavor is sweet with notes of brettanomyces, wood, caramel, alcohol, and over ripe fruits, leading to a tart finish.
yespr (29417) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cl bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is fruity, wineous and toasted malty. Oaky, cherry, fruity, wineous and bretty. Smooth fruity, bretty and light wineous into a medium dry finish.
tderoeck (3992) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11/X/13 - 50cl bottle @ home - BB: XII/2016 (2013-949) Thanks to Sebletitje for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark brown beer, small light beige head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: ripe to overripe fruits, orange peel, bit sourish, dusty, tangerine, sugary touch, sourish red wine impression. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: little sour start, red fruits, bitter touch, some mocha, dried fruits, pretty yeasty, red fruits jam, hint of vanilla. Aftertaste: little sweet, dried berries, vanilla touch, caramel, dry, hoppy, sourish, banana, little sugary.