martjoobolut (3157) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,5L bottle (from Uba ja Humal, Tallinn), BB 11.2017. Pours red copper with beige head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is sour, malt, berries, alcohol. Flavor is sweet, berries, malt, fruits, caramel, some alcohol. Overall: ok.
Marduk (6413) - Reval, ESTONIA - JAN 31, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Murky brown color. Medium size, beige head, stays. Caramel, malty, bit metallic, dusty hops in aroma. Sweet, fishy, syrup in taste. Bad. Fish scales in aftertaste.
FatPhil (14051) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 31, 2015
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
500ml bottle (Pothouse, Tallinn)
Nice deep brown, tight persistent beige head. Savoury aroma, a bit weird. WTF, that tastes of chinese sugary fish snacks. Oh god no, that’s a horror. The palate is nice and full and smooth, but this is so much not a good beer. Shared the bottle 4-way, but wanted to drainpour the 100ml left after my two sips. Even the parafin of the candle can’t cover the aroma. Yup, DP.
Idiosynkrasie (6519) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Clear (?), darkest ruby colour with small, frothy to creamy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, off-white to beige head. Sweet-ish fruity aroma, notes of cherry, red currant, red and blue berries in general, over-stored raisin. a cautious touch of leather, maybe almond. Taste is moderately sweet malty, caramel notes, hints of raisin, plum, fruit in rum, some vanilla, a sugary touch, rock sugar; super soft, smooth palate, soft, gently carbonation. Rich, but not overly intense, flawless; somehow perfected up to characterlessness.
bergstaden (2451) - Røros, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark r with small off white head and low carbonation - Sweet malt aroma - Good sweet malt body with some notes of dark fruits - Finish is sweet malt - The alcohol is very well hidden and this was good and tasty
patricks110 (2425) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown amber with a two fingers of steady beige head. The aroma is fruity and rich with bready, caramel malts. Lovely aroma of raisins, prunes, belgian sugars, bready malts and nuts. A bit sweet in the middle with light toffee notes and sweet fruits. Cherries, raisins and prunes blend well with the rich malts. The finish is markedly heavy and estery with light spicy hop notes and a bit of alcohol presence. A nice big brew.
VamboladeTolly (1564) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown with thick beige-yellow head.Aroma is spicy and sweet.dates, raisind, candys,caramels, bread. Taste is sweet and spicy, bready, riped dar fruits, dates, raisins, caramel,plums. Every mouthful is diffrent. Maybe littlebit to sweet to drink whole bottle, but its is a good beer.
bartlebier (3496) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - DEC 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle, batch 666(!) bb 08/2016, EU Local Swap 4: Tak skal du have Enjoyit! Densely sweet upfront: fig&prune syrup, molasses, fruity leather. Tye first sip threatens to become cloyingly sweet as well, but the it develops into a subtler register of earthy, orchard fruit peel, pear syrup, with a generous backdrop of herbal hops and a singular spicy yeast profile. Sweetcake, plum pudding, winter forest, rich moulds. Still a bit unbalanced but as far as lust goes: an enjoyable sipper with less of an ethanolic sideshow than any benchmark Belgian dark ale by Van Steenberge.
berntholer (1583) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 1, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
light beige head fades with thick bubbles and some lacing. brown colour. aroma of dried fruits, dates, figs, raisins, quad esters. taste like aroma but very cloying sweet aftertaste that ruins it for me. medium body and carbonation bottle 50cl / bbf jul-2016
teorn88 (6732) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Backlog rating. Bottle at CBC Clerkenwell, Gunnar tasting. Thanks to Gunnar himself for this one! It pours a brown color with a medium beige head. Aroma is quite sweet with notes of caramel, candy sugar, hazelnut syrup, toasted bread and butter. Taste is again sweet with notes of toffee, burnt sugar, hazelnuts, booze, plums. Finishes boozy and sweet. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, too sweet for me and could use more body