ivan9856 (189) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I sampled the 1 pt., 6 fl. oz. (22 oz.) bomber bottle. This beer features a medium brown body with a large, long-lasting, light-tan head. It also left some great lacing on the glass I used. It features a big nose, with plenty of dark cherry, raisin, banana, caramel and alcohol aromas. This beer is a blend that tastes much like its Belgian Dubble alter ego going in—with a loaded, syrupy-sweet caramel malt spine—that ripens into a host of dark fruit, earthy oak, and vanilla spiciness, before executing a prolonged, dry finish. It’s a tasty, slow drinker with a big 9.0% ABV.
heavy (2649) - Split, CROATIA - JUN 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Feb. ’16. A 0.65 l bottle from Pivoteka, Zagreb. It poured almost clear copper (mračno je, ne vidin) body with a small, short living head. Strong aroma of bourbon, alcohol, caramel, vanilla, touched with yeast. Not bad at all! Flavor was lightly sweet, with caramel, dried and dark fruits. Also lightly bitter/sour with wood and alcohol, especially towards the finish. Medium bodied with lots of carbonation on palate. Long finish, bitter, wood, bourbon, lightly sour peat and other subtle things and spices. Very nice aftertaste. Barrel aging distanced it from being too Belgian, seemed more like some barley wine. Even though I was not so impressed at first, it was definitely a pleasant and an interesting brew.
Nickls (2333) - 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 (413) - 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 (400) - 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 (4793) - 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 (1147) - 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 (1704) - Portland, Oregon, 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 (772) - 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 (1234) - 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 (2124) - 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.