DuffMan (6077) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy & Grippitis. Murky brown body, little head. Tart fruit, more cherries than grapes, chocolate, caramel. Low carbonation, medium bodied.
rudolf (2310) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy deep brown. Floaties. No head. Nose is chocolate and raisins, alcohol. Nice, but overdone. Flavor is raisin, alcohol, some chocolate. Nice, a bit thin. Finish is raisinettes.
Kikuzzo (142) - Bologna, ITALY - MAR 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mi aspettavo meglio, un po’ astringente, note vinose un po’ slegate da quelle maltate... comunque il livello č sempre alto
tyler_durden (116) - ITALY - MAR 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
..... I don’t know..... i expected something more from this beer.....................
tderoeck (3986) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2013 19/I/13 - 75cl bottle from Gradi Plato (Roma) @ RBBWG 2013 - BB: I/2014 - 2008 vintage (2013-81)
Clear purple brown beer, small aery beige head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: caramel, raisins, dried fruits, some chloride, grapes, bit sourish. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: pretty sugary, red wine, grape fruice, pretty sour, bitter tannins, some caramel (ok, only read afterwards that this beer was made with grapes, suddenly the label makes sense). Aftertaste: little bitter, mocha, sour touch, caramel, bit malty, dry hops, bitter ending, bit chocolaty.
Martinus (2617) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear brown colour, beige head. Sweet aroma, caramel, molasses and most. Vinous notes. Sweet flavour, light bitter, roasted malts and some sweet fruits. Light grape peel astringency. Finish liquorice and roasted malts.
Original idea, nice brew.
(From 75cL bottle @ RBBWG II, Wilrijk 2013. Courtesy of tderoeck. Thanks for sharing, Tim!)
77ships (3260) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thx. tderoeck / Tim for this one. 75 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBWG 2013. Apparently made Italian grapes, yay, appears to be some kind of vintage, I am guessing 2011 but that is a pure guess. Pours a blackish brown with a tanned head. Smell sweet, sticky & tad boozy, mocha, grapes, yeast, brown sugar & very strongly vineous. Didn’t know this was made with grapes when I wrote this stuff, was just a bit surprised & figured it just went south like this :) taste is bitter coffee, spices, mocha, chocolate plus a strong vinous character, dark fruits, light booze, malty with red grapes // red wine, light red wine booze in the back. Rather smooth, both sides don’t entirely work, I feel, don’t know, remember the bottle & see the notes but no distinct memories, going mainly by my badly written notes :) This was the last new beer of the evening for me, after this just re-sampling & drinking leftovers.
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 28, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2013 Una delle migliori birre italiane senza dubbio, barley wine con forti sentori vinosi molto delicato e piacevolmente equlibrato.
ekstedt (5082) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (75 cl), courtesy of Nisse666. Black with beige head. Caramelly, chocolatey aroma with salmiak, and some red berries. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Semi sweet, medium bitterness.
Nisse666 (3667) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bianco & Rosso, Palau Sardinia cons 2012-09-01 Göteborg
AR: roasted malt, red berries
AP: pitch black
F: roasted malt, white sugary, fizzy, red berries, - were are the grapes???