zvikar (2835) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel. 2012 bottle. Pours red with a small head, aroma is smoked, fruity, smoke and cigarette, flavor is sweet, warming, fruity, balanced, without carbonation, tender smokiness, medium to full bodied, very nice
birraiolo (187) - ITALY - MAR 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottiglia da 375 ml. Color tonaca di frate con poca schiuma di color nocciola. Al naso frutta matura, legno e terra. Al palato si sente molto l’alcol inizio legnoso con finale tornato.
sblsimone85 (199) - USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Birra da meditazione, molto alcolica con un gusto tutto particolare quasi liquoroso.
---Rated BY Italianbeer85
kerenmk (2002) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks arizvisg. Cloudy dark brown. Ripe fruit, wine, figs, prune and then some smoke in the nose. Smoky, a little peaty and faintly fruity taste. Full body, round, no carbonation, chocolate finish.
tomer (1529) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - DEC 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At a tasting, thanks Ariel DSG and zvikar, no head at all, murky and a little deep brown colour, aroma of chocolate, dried fruit and some fresh cut wood, dominant flavour of cherry liquor, jam, dried fruits and a hint of sweet spices, some alcohol showing through, feels quite heavy. Nice but not overly exciting.
DSG (5022) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2014 Re-rate 1/14: Bottle shared at a tasting at Mastikim. 2011 bottle. Peaty smokiness, malt, quite a bit of alcohol, finish with some bitterness. A bit overwhelming. Not as good as the ’12 bottle. 7/3/7/3/13=3.3
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel. 2012 bottle. Murky dark amber. Aroma of malt, lots of dark fruits, a bit of soy sauce, a bit of chocolate, a bit of cookies, liqueur notes and some peaty smokiness. Sweet flavor, malty, with caramel, cookies, dark fruits, a bit of chocolate, mild smokiness and a bit of alcohol. Full-bodied, kinda silky. Good stuff. 7/3/8/4/15=3.7
lumos3 (9) - ITALY - AUG 16, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
carbonated version, impenetrable brown, evanescent top light brown color, smoky and peaty nose, alcohol and caramel, very mellow in the mouth, a winter beer
Ares (1) - ITALY - MAR 17, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Try it before die
Theydon_Bois (7004) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craft Beer Clerkenwell thanks to Manuelle for gifting this one to me, 09/03/13.
Hazed copper/amber with a thin beige head.
Nose is light smoke, caramel, toffee, smoked gammon, sugars.
Taste comprises brown sugars, toffee, light smoked bacon, burnt toffee apples.
Full bodied, soft carbonation, dryish finish.
Good stuff, light smoke, alcohol well hidden.
madmitch76 (13369) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
9th March 2013
Craft Clerkenwell. Bottle, thanks to Colin. Hazy dark amber beer, no real head. Light dry palate. Silky and somewhat sweet caramel malt. A little dark spice and mild dried fruits. Didn’t notice much smoke and no clue it was anything like 13.0%!!! All right.