Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The deScription positions this beer beautifully and so I don’t believe I need to add to it. The real triumph was the food match, made by my esteemed company, the writer Geoff Griggs and his wonderful wife Pip. I cooked a slow-roasted lamb shoulder in a ragout of tomato, garlic, cinnamon, olives and ale. I had expect the best match to be an innocuous lager that would cut through the fat of the lamb, but my friends put on this excellent ale whose sweetness set off the savoury of the lamb wonderfully well. A memorable ale for this reason.
gopherfan99 (1224) - CROATIA - MAY 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; pours a cloudy caramel color with a tan head; sweet aroma of caramel, fruits, yeast, and bit of malt; taste is sweet with caramel, yeast, fruits, and a touch of syrup; short dry finish with a hint of spice; while the beer is sweet it is not at all over powering and very drinkable; nice Belgian
HammerTroll (1126) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahogany color, cloudy, with floating crumbs. Some sourness in the aroma, wine, wooden barrel, a bit boozy. Taste is bready, fruity, hints of figs (luckily not that intense). Full body, soft carbonation. Sweet dark fruit finish. Not bad.
(Vrutak 0,75l bottle)
tiogio (19) - ITALY - APR 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pienamente in stile, manca forse un po’ di personalizzazione e sentori al naso
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
Iznogud (1938) - CROATIA - APR 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 750 ml from Vrutak, shared with JFK10000 and Miro. Pours dark orange to amber with off-white head. Sweet, malty, caramel, toffee. Bit fruity and yeasty.
shoulderbroken (3320) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Lots of caramel and toffee. Not much else but quite nice, little fruity. Don’t get the belgian thing, maybe the booze.
Fashawn (570) - ITALY - MAR 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Odore di uva passa e frutta disidratara. Rosso rubino, un po’ sbiadito,schiuma bianca folta che evapora presto. In bocca uvetta e prugna, datteri. Dolce, finale sorprendentemente secco. Media carbonatazione, corpo lungo,oleosa. Buona, ben fatta Teo
sonotono (229) - torino, ITALY - MAR 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ambrata arancio, buona schiuma, odore fruttato, sapore dolce -maltato e fruttato- ma non eccessivo, con un buon bilanciamento finale con l’amaro.
Stuu666 (9251) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours copper amber, fruity nose. Sweet toffee caramel taste.
Cunningham (6461) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice unclear amber color with a small off white head. Some lacing. Rich inviting aroma. Dried fruits, caramel and some spices. Thick oily liquid. SA bit sweet and a moderate bitterness. Soft carbonation. Complex and lovely sipper. Lots of flavor here. Dried fruits, caramel, some spices, mild yeast and some tropical fruits. Nice one.
[Bottle from Vinmonopolet Rygge in Moss, Norway]