Ragnampiza (751) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - JUN 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
100 ml from bottle at Baladin Bologna. Dark copper, quite clear, no head at all. Lots of alchool legs, though. Boozy and slightly harsh nose, but I’m not a huge fan of certain aromas. Dark fruits, burnt caramel, molasses and some baked apples reminiscence. Completely different, in a great way, taste wise. Thick and sirupy without being cloying at all. Rich and addicting malt sweetness, lovely fruity edge, ridicolous drinkability considering the ABV. Flat carbonation, medium to full body, oily texture. Probably a 4.5+ beer if I were a fan of boozy beers. Still superb!
Saeglopur (1598) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - MAY 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from bottle at Craft Bier Fest Wien Tasting Sessions.
Dark copper, brownish body, without head.
Liqueur like aroma of dried fruits, cognac, dark berries, caramel.
Taste is also very liqueur like, sweet and sticky, with booze, dried fruits, berries, caramel, chocolate, cognac.
Full, very oily mouthfeel, without any carbonation.
Finishes sweet, boozy, fruity, malty, liqueur like again.
Tasty. Although this is really sweet and sticky, it’s so well balance that it never gets uncomfortable. I propably couldn’t tell this is a beer if I didn’t know it. Completely unique stuff. Still not my favourite from the Xyauyù range.
SkillsFactory (481) - ITALY - APR 18, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottiglia del 2012, aperta il 18 Aprile 2015.
Mogano scuro con riflessi aranciati, limpida.
Assenza totale di schiuma.
Al naso come al palato molto presente lo cherry e il cacao, molto dolce, note di caramello, sul finale l'alcol scalda la bevuta che risulta estremamente piacevole.
Una "birra non birra" da provare almeno una volta nella vita. (Possibilmente di più).
Complimenti a Teo Musso.
Habanero (3784) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours clear mahagony with a tiny head. Aroma of caramel, dark fruits, wood, vanilla and tobacco notes. Sweet flavor that ends up slightly bitter with an alcohol bite. Full bodied oily to syrupy texture and flat carbonation. A great Barley. 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by jackl at the C’Ville Foxy Knoxy tasting. Slightly hazy copper, no head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, dark fruit, mild oxidation. The taste is toffee, caramel, raisin, wood. Medium bodied, low carbonation, boozy, well oxidized.
GenDV138 (5255) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Charlottesville Tasting shared by jackl, thanks! Hazy amber with off-white head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, honey, dark fruit. Tastes of caramel, dark fruit, maple, apples. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
obguthr (5318) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Apricot, almond, and cashew. Cloudy copper, thin head. Cranberry, apricot, and cashew, muddled and intense. Medium body,easy carbonation.
jackl (6743) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ The Baby Leopard Tasting. Slightly hazy deep amber with a small head. Nose of spritzy mandarin orange, plum and peach. Cherry skin and banana bread. Taste of apple crisp. Honey. Trail mix. Hot, sweet, fun.
Travlr (19929) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of jackl, thanks! Hazy deep amber color, almost flat. Aroma of butterscotch. Taste is hot sweet butterscotch. Tasty.
gyllenbock (7187) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Systembolaget, I think that I bought the bottle in 2013. Vintage 2009.
Slightly hazy reddish/brown with no head. Sweet aroma of honey, toffee, dried fruit and some sherry. The taste was really sweet but nice. Dried fruit, toffee, vanilla, malt, oak and plum. The body was full and the aftertaste long and with warming alcohol. An elegant and interesting beer. Well done, mille grazie!