tkrjukoff (3360) - - SEP 21, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 37 t cl tnx to Niklas. Pours pitch black with a small tanned head. Aroma is sweet astringent phenolic acetone not good at all. Flabor is hmm, maybe problems with barreling.
yngwie (10760) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 375ml corked. More or less black, with a small, dense, light tan head. Very vinous aroma, borderline booze-ish. Coffee, roasted malts and molassess too. Full-bodied, warming and smooth on the palate. Very dry-ish, yet there’s lot of sweetness going on. Some woody hints. Lots of berries too. Warming, roasted finish Well, it’s certainly a nice beer, but I think the impact from the wine barrel is too big. 130516
Meilby (4467) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 375ml @ Geokkjer
Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, wood, vinous, molasses, caramel and licorice. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long wood, vinous, chocolate finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.
Geokkjer (4260) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of port, sweet grapes, roasted malt, grains, some molasses, nuts and brown sugar. Flavor is sweet and malty with some chocolate, nuts, some cellar notes, grapes/red wine and wood. Medium to full body, soft carbonation.
HenrikSoegaard (9143) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter wonderfull flavor. barrel nuicely present. Long heavy bitter finish. original is even better though. Creamy palate.
Stew41 (1572) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAR 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Batch 267 BB 2022)
Effectively a 2012 vintage. Very IS in appearance with a dark brown hue and orange thin head. Chocolate and oatmeal on the nose; good complexity. Palate is thick and yes wine-like with a port thickness that is exaggerated but very low fizz levels. Dark fruits early but this lightens somewhat to finish with a much lighter tangy note. Note for the faint hearted and I’m sure could be cellared for at least a couple of years.
EHSRanders (1727) - Tjele, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black colour with small creamy light brown mostly lasting head. Aroma is portwine. Sweet vinelike flavor. Worm finish. Oily palate.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
30th January 2012
Opaque black beer, tidy tan head. Light dry palate. Mild dark malts. Bretty paint from the barrel. A little unsweet dark chocolate. Dark malt. Nice red wine before the dry finish but there is a little too much barrel weirdness here for this to be great.
kjorup (17) - DENMARK - FEB 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml corked bottle.
Black, near opaque with a creamy thick espresso head. Fair lacing and some ABV streams.
Nose is rich on red wine, licorice, coffee, soy, roasted malt, oak, dark fruit and a little smoke.
Medium bodied, hardly any carbonation, finishes sharp, dry and bitter with a warming ABV sensation.
Flavor is fruity vinous, tar, soy, licorice, dark chocolate, espresso, roasted malt, wood, raisins, plums. Almost too complex as all the nuances hits you up front and are hard to distinguish - then fades out.
Although an explosion of flavors dominated by the red wine barrel it is well rounded, soft and appealing. Very nice.
Habanero (1671) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours opague, black and with a creamy, light brown, medium sized tan head leaving some fair lacings. Nose of roasted malts, coffee, vanilla and notes from redwine.Sweet flavor that ends up more dry with a little malt bitterness. Full bodied, oily texture and soft CO2. Malt bitterness and alcohol in the finish. An excellent brew. ★★★★
Camons (3700) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Christers. Pours black with a very small light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, oak, dark fruits, redwine, light acetone. Flavor of malts, coffee, chocolate, oak, redwine, lightly sour and a little acetone. Full body, flat carbonation, warming alcohol in the finish. 170113