Benzai (5727) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled @ CBC 2013. Clear deep red color, virtually no head. Smell and taste malts, alcohol, sweetness, liquor. Full body, medium carbonation.
jmgreenuk (2582) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at The Mikkeller Bar. Poured a dark mahogany colour with and orange hue. The aroma is rich fruity and alcoholic. The flavour is rich bitter and with an oily texture. There is lots of alcohol based liqourice but it doesn’t dominate. A truly awesome beer, but I’d prefer a lower ABV so I could drink more of it!
kermis (3644) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Mikkeller. Pours cloudy dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, toffee, bread, raisins, overripe dark fruits and brown sugar. Flavour is heavy sweet. Extremely thick mouthfeel. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Very nice, but too strong.
ekstedt (4902) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at CBC 2013. Clear copper/mahogny, light to medium beige head. Sugary, nutty, caramelly malt aroma, some herbal hops, alcohol extremely well hidden. Full bodied, medium carbonation. Sweet, medium bitterness.
Benfi (406) - DENMARK - MAY 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2013 Draught at CBC 2013. Clear amber/mahogany beer with a nice beige head. Fruity aroma, toffee, caramel, cognac, prunes, dades, vinous, floral notes, raisins, brown sugar. Malty prunes flavor, lots of warming alcohol, dades, toffee, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, cognac, woody notes, vinous.
VsXsV (1618) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Hazy brown liquid with small off-white head. Aroma of bread, dried fruit, wood, cognac, vanilla, booze, raw sugar and chocolate. Taste is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of wood, dried fruit and raw sugar. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation.
deanso (4087) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at cbc 2013. .
Thin tan head. Clear deep amber pour. A very smooth brew.
aenima (152) - Askim, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2013 Aroma of raisins, plumbs and cognac. The taste is similar. The cognac is very well integrated. A little alcohol in the finish. Just a little bit to sweet.
olio (4804) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample @ CBC’13.
Pours copper color with no head. Aroma of malts, caramel and ripe fruits. Flavour of caramel malts, nuts, some ripe fruits and chocolate. Very malty and dry palate. Nice.
kryon (1012) - SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours red amber low head
Aromas of butterscotchy maltyness
Nice and perfect palate. Creamy, sweet lowly bitter. Great!