ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle (I think, I wasn’t arsed to check) into a tulip. 2011 vintage, from yesterday.
A: Pours a hazy dark brown color. The head is a one finger off-white shade. Retention is low, and so is lacing left on the glass. Pretty unremarkable looking.
S: Also unremarkable on the nose. All I really get are some light fig/currant notes, with the faintest kiss of the barrel. That’s about it.
T: This is almost ridiculously estery. The opening flavors are heavy in fig, currants, and raisins. One really has to work hard to find barrel qualities, which is disappointing considering how long it spent in there (12 months!) The flavors are far more enjoyable than the nose - still, it lacks the complexity and nuance to be a world beater.
M: It has a medium body with medium carbonation and medium drinkability. Absolutely no booze is found anywhere on the feel, which is always good. My only nitpick is that the sweetness could be toned down in the finish some.
O: I think this one is decent, just simple to a fault and not impressive in the aroma. Even if it’s not the greatest beer, it does a solid job of standing out from its peers, so it deserves at least some respect. I’d drink it again, gladly.
Nickls (2283) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Fizzy, bubbly eggshell head; coppery dark hazy brown. Alcohol; pears; prunes; candy sweetness; and toffee in the aroma. Flavor carries much more of the bourbon; boozy; some prunes; bready spiciness; and a dark fruit finish. Bit sweet for me. Medium body with bubbly vibrant carbonation.
FireGlider (383) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 16, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber/brown color with big brown head. Aroma of fig and sour cherry. Taste is sour and sweet. Big body with huge carbonation. Really flavourfull beer.
Hrc_Cro (378) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.66l bottle. Misty amber color with nice browny head. Nice smell of bourbon. Aroma of cherries, plum, malt and coffee. Taste is sour and little bitter and sweet with some alcohol present. More acidic than expected, but good stuff.
Marko (4717) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From Pivoteka, shared with Mario, thanks! Unsure of the vintage - 75% "ale with fruit with vanilla beans added, 25% ale aged in bourbon barrels." Shiny ruby-brown body with a tiny off white head. Aroma - raisins and vague bourbon. Taste... raisins, fruity in general, vague tartness, light coffee, far from excessively sour, mild puckering. Slightly dry finish, notes of grapes. Actually a very nice beer, without being a thriller.
VDuquerroux (1086) - Airvault, FRANCE - NOV 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 1 pint 6oz. @Naintré, with dad and mom. A very dark brown sparkling beer with a big beige creamy head ; average retention. Roast, toast, blackberry, blackcurrant, wood, nut, vanilla, prune. Medium sweet, light to medium acid, dry bitter note, light refreshing, warming background. Medium body, average texture, light oily, average carbonation, sweet acid medium finish. Overall, a beautiful beer with a stormy fruity aroma ; makes me think of a flemish sour beer ; really good ; nice woody touch.
monk191 (1609) - California, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good, interesting beer, tart but not sour. Pours a nice deep red with a tan head. Smells of cherry, strawberry and tobacco. Taste is tart cherries and apple, with a bit of smoke In the finish. Had in the bottle.
hrabren (651) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
0.65 bottle from Pivoteka Zagreb. Shared with Vi?nja and musicians. Malts, wine like, alcohol, dry fruits, fruit jam. Acidity, roasty, malty, sweet background, some chocolate. Vanilla is present, bourbon maybe in the finish. Medium to full body.Very nice and complex.
Trolleo (1157) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2015 Hazy dark brown color, small tan head. Lovely aroma, lots of dark fruit and chocolate, some wood, bit boozy. Strong sour kick right into your face, not well balanced. Cherry. Finish is extremely long, chocolate and vanilla appeared at the end. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. It soubded better than it is. //vrutak
Iznogud (1980) - CROATIA - JUL 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 750 ml courtesy of Luka, shared with him and rest of the guys. Pours brown with off-white head. Sour with bit of chocolate, fruit (cherries maybe), oak.
ogivlado (7033) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 650ml. -from Vrutak Zagreb. Dark brown coloured, medium to big sized brown head, raisins in the nose. Vinous malty, caramel, raisins, figs and vanilla with discreet touch of wood. Rather dry finish with hint of alcohol. Not bad at all.