Ragnampiza (751) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - JUN 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle from Domus Birrae. Dark brown, pretty clear, with a huge, fluffy, forever lasting light beige head. Great lacings. Herbal and balsamic nose, slightly soapy hop notes, quite piney as well. Mild blackberries and milk/white chocolate in the background. Quite better in the mouth: lovely creamy and slick mouthfeel just like a stout, clean and persistent malt sweetness, moderate resiny and hoppy bitterness. Tiny hint of astringency in the aftertaste, but perfectly integrated. No trace of alchool at all. Soft to average carbonation, medium body, slightly oily texture. Might be an old bottle as the nose is almost sub-par, but it’s still a great beer.
Saeglopur (1338) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUN 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Werckmeister at Bratislava Slovak-Austrian RB Tasting, thanks!
Dark brown body, with a medium, creamy, lacing, beige head.
Aroma of grapefruit, pine, resin, orange, cocoa, coffee, chocolate.
Tastes of chocolate, cocoa, some coffee, grapefruit, orange, some pine.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes very smooth, a bit dry, with cocoa, coffee, citrus, some pine, slight liquorice.
Really tasty. An almost perfect BIPA, very smooth, greatly balanced and with lots of lovely hops. Close to the best BIPAs I’ve had so far.
Cuso (6609) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, kindly shared by Werckmeister, many thanks. Brown color with medium beige head. Coffee, chocolate, light hops in aroma. Dark malt, chocolate, dried fruits, light piney hops in taste. Nice long coffee bitter finish with distinct hoppy bitterness.
Gurthnar (3833) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma solid biscuity malt, also lots of hops. This truly tastes like a true CDA. Resiny, piney, grassy. Not much in way of roasted malts. High bitterness, balancing caramel. Very good.
Werckmeister (1303) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAY 30, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle shared at Slovak Austrian RB Tasting, bought at Sabbier Klagenfurt. black color, medium big off-white head. smell of pines, malty roast, grass, light sweetness, chocolate, coffee, light (coffee) liqueurish. quite nice smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes malty roasty, some grass & pines, honey, liqueurish / lightly alcoholic, a bit citric, some dried fruits. roasty bitter / piney / dried fruity finish. very nice.
MisoW (2528) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Shared Slovak and Austrian RB crew tasting 05/2015. Pours dark brown color, beige head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, dried fruits. Taste is medium sweet, lightly bitter, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, dried plums, caramel.
heman (334) - Tychy, POLAND - MAY 4, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Piana intensywna, ładnie zdobi szkło. Barwa brunatna, klarowna. Intensywny żywiczny, iglasty aromat, lekki karmel w tle. Dużo chmielu z niuansami od ciemnych słodów, lekki karmel. Wysoka ale przyjemna goryczka, piwo lekko rozgrzewa przełyk, choć alkohol niewyczuwalny.
fdomig (614) - München, GERMANY - APR 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Aroma is malty, ethanol, pineapple. Appearance is dark red to brown with a brown-ish head. Taste is light sour, light sweet. Very dry, caramelized after taste. Very nice.
Stew41 (1822) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark and rich example. Plenty of dark chocolate and roast with tinges of sweetness. Firmer bitter backend. Lots of fun and quite full-on.
Ktwse (2961) - SWEDEN - APR 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with two fingers of light tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, coffee, citrus, grapefruit. Taste is chocolate sweet and mild citrus bitter with mellow coffee finish. Body is light and smooth with soft carbonation.