Borup (11681) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at CBC 2016. Unclear brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel, fruit, sugar and a sweet finish.
kryon (2714) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours muddy dark brown with minimal tanned head
Aromas of nougats, rye bread, caramel, dried fruits
Taste has notes of caramel, brown sugar, dried fruits , oak, dark fruits
Ktwse (4052) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy black with low tan head. Aroma of brown sugar, hazelnut, toffee, roasted malt. Taste is sweet, roasty, mildly boozy. Medium bodied and smooth with soft carbonation.
Lilja (2785) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fat på CBC-2016. Smak och doft av choklad, karamell, torkad frukt, brunt socker med toner av marsipan. Lätt kropp, fin strong ale med fin sötma och bra balans. Gott!
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught@CBC2016 (Blue Session). Deep amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is sweet malts, fruits, toffee and some slight ripe fruity notes too. Flavour is fruity, nectary, some slight sugary notes, but at the same time quite bittery dry as for the palate.
yespr (40453) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is toasted malty and caramelish to breadish. Bitter, toasted and caramelish. Lingering toasted malty and caramelish finish.
Meilby (10944) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ CBC 2016, Blue session, København
Pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt and caramel. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long caramel finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
chrisv10 (15286) - DENMARK - JUN 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
CBC. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, coffee, vanilla, oak and wood. Flavour is malt, caramel, coffee, little vanilla, oak, medium sweet, hop, dark fruit and a little bitter.
Sarlacc83 (1933) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Belmont Station.
A: Opaque mahogany body, creme color head, some lacing.
N: Cocoa, lactose, coffee, roast, some cola, earthiness, burnt biscuit. Hint of marshmallow, black licorice and mission fig.
T: Roasty and sweet. Not much bitterness.
M: Medium body, spritzy carbonation, no alcohol.
O: A really nice ’mild’. Reminds me a bit of the one I had at HotD which was supposed to be a more historic take on the style. Best of the Batch recreations, IMO.
neepsntatties (1763) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Belmont Station. Colour...ruddy brownish-amber with a garnet hue and a thin white head. Nose...sweet cherry o’ mine! There’s definitely quite a cherry hit to this ale. Palate...plenty of malt start this show and then the stars appear with bushels of cherries in hand and plenty of treacle and brown sugar sirop. The mid palate is dry and tight and flavours of cigar wrapper appear with toffee and butterscotch on the finish.