Brewed by Le Baladin
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Piozzo, Italy


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RATINGS: 242   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
A demi-sec ale brewed with whiskey yeasts, from the island of Islay, creating striking dryness and lively effervescence. The nose showcases almond and tropical fruits. The palate is malty, with flavors of plum, dried apricot, and spice. Itís finish is dry and warming from the high alcohol. Rare on tap!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LLaurin (276) - Motala, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2016
Nose is rather weak but taste is rich and fruity but still almost dry. Yeast as well in nose as also in taste. Some alcoholic warmth at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickFifty (995) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2015
Red color, quickly diminishing white head. Fruity nose, berries, cherries, sour notes, yogurt, floral. Sweet taste, cherry, brown sugar, almonds, hint of alcohol. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikkopen (1038) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2015
750 ml bottle. Hazy coppery colour, thin and quickly dissipating head. Sweetish aroma of malt and ripe fruits. The flavour is sweetish malty, with raisins and dates, and a warm sweetish finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (6004) - Reval, ESTONIA - NOV 12, 2015
750ml bottle @Olutexpo 2015. Clear golden color. Tiny to almost no head. Sweet, malty, smoky, caramel in aroma. Sourish, red currant, malty, caramel, woody in taste. Alcoholic in aftertaste. Too boozy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (13298) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 9, 2015
750ml bottle (OlutExpo2015)
Orange, no head. Fruity estery aroma, some alcohol vapours. In the mouth, however, itís just boozy, and sweet sticky malts. Heady and heavy. Finish sticky. Noppers, they pushed this one too far.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SkillsFactory (518) - ITALY - NOV 7, 2015
Tra l'ambrato e il rosso con riflessi arancio, schiuma arancio chiaro di bassissima persistenza. Aroma di whisky, leggera albicocca e prugna, caramello, speziato, leggerissimo erbaceo. Al palato dolce ma non stucchevole: in primis caramello e whisky, in secondo piano albicocca, leggera frutta secca; piacevolissima coda etilica mista ad albicocca ed erbaceo. Corpo pieno, ben carbonata, oleosa, davvero ben fatta.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thellgren (758) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 31, 2015
0.75 l bottle with sealed cork from Alko Arkadia, Helsinki. Sparkles a bit when you pour it but dies soon.Colour is dark amber. Taste is something between wine and whisky. A bit sweetish but also a bit tart. I tasted also some wood. I expected it to be more dry. Still, quite OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (5492) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2015
Sample from bottle at Olutexpo 2015, Helsinki. Colour is clear light brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Dry fruits, raisins, dryness, Belgian yeast and malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6254) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle @ OlutExpo 2015 Pours dark orange with a smooth head. Aroma of ripe fruits, berries, yeast, caramel and syrup. Taste is sweetish, smooth and ripe fruity with some berries, yeast and caramel. Finish is sweet, caramely and yeasty with some ripe fruits. Pretty generic but balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (3474) - FINLAND - OCT 17, 2015
Bottle. Darker clear amber in color. Sweetish aroma, some raisins and ripe plums too. Raisins soup in taste. Smooth one. Sweet brown sugar notes. As an aperitif this one works. Bit of bitters in the end.

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