ansalon (1770) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with almost no head. Has that kind of low viscosity of sub-par black IPAs but with a bit more assertive swagger. Sticking my nose in and whoa! Must have made a wrong turn somewhere and landed in a berry garden at sunrise. Aromas of blackberry, black currant, cherries, bretta and slight farmhouse. Behind that some faint notes of chocolate and roasted malts that marries perfecty with the lovely berry tartness. Taste is eaqually spectacular: frizzy on the mouth with some smooth notes as well. Berry tartness that integrates seamlessly with that chocolatey and slight vanilla-esque notes while constantly underlining it all is that lovely tart funk note. This is complex as fuck but at the same time so easy, drinkable and harmonious that it’s nearly unbelievable. Absolutely stunning!
Inbreak (2638) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16.08.2014, 0,75l bottle @ home:
Small slightly bubbly mediumlasting head. Aroma is dry sour-ish, oak, mild vinegar, sorrel, dark malts, thinner, grass, dark fruits, caramel, sour coffee, redwine. Taste is dry, oak, sorrel, grass, dark malts, bark, berry skin, dark fruits, burnt caramel, redwine, sour coffee. Medium bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Nice.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle. Almost black pour with a small but lasting brown head. The nose is has plenty of funk combined with the pinot and oak notes. Very complex on the tongue. Waves of different flavors come across. Roasted malt, wine, funk, oak, chocolate, earthy hops, and dark fruit flavors. Quite the mix. Different and tasty.
RumRunner101 (866) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour thick brown head. Aroma of dark berries, sweet oak, pinot noir. Vinous with charred malts, slightly salty, some Brett. Slightly bitter finish, some funk and bitter berry. Really neat.
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Earthy and roasted aroma; subtle tartness. Roasted malt/chocolate, tart, earthy flavor. Light sweet aftertaste.
Sledutah (5743) - Utah, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Dallas
Clear dark brown with a medium sized tan head and some lacing. Aroma of dark malts and sour. Flavors of roasted malts, sour and vanilla
MikeJslc (767) - USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown, hazy, thin beige head. Aroma of cocoa, dark fruit, light funk. Flavor of raisins, plumbs, nutty notes, chocolate, light spice, dark bread crusts. Complex and well made.
MacBoost (1474) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle all to myself. Batch 1, bottled march 2013. Pours a deep brown/blacksmiths tan head. Aromas of chocolate soaked sour fruit, some roast. No hops detected. Taste is sour and lightly bitter. Flavors comes across as a soured imperial stout. Not overly tart, just enough to get the point across. No wine barrel influence detected, although there is oak present. Alcohol is completely hidden, and this beer is very dry. Finishes with a light sourness and some bitter coffee. Very nice.
jonnyguns (1099) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Mikkeller Webshop thanks to Mane Liquor lads. Pours black with a small head. Pinot barrels, funk, tart cherries and brown sugar dominate the nose. Really full on lots going on here. Heaps of tarty dark fruits coming through with a funky pinot finish. Very tarty but really tasty stuff.
maneliquor (3412) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Mikkeller Webshop. Pours black with little head. Nose is full of Pinot, tarty cherry and funk. Superb balance to this. Kind of comes across in the fashion that less is more. Complex as fuck. Loads of tarty dark berries with mild aniseed and molasses which is when the funk comes out. Tarty in all the right way with some tannin like notes of a Pinot and it works a treat. Damn tasty stuff