BlowOffTube (499) - Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really enjoyed this one. Pours a clear copper color with light spicy bourbon on the nose. Not much head on this one. Taste is spicy with a very clean bourbon taste and decent medium body. The rye comes through on this one along with a little burnt sugar and vanilla in the background. A little more bourbon taste would have been nice but overall I thought this was a solid brew.
Lectvay (157) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Popped open this bottle labeled 2013 tonight. Opaque reddish brown, Aroma is apple juice, plum, butterscotch, booze. It’s sweet, mostly sweet. Rich, smooth, malt character. Easy to drink despite the high abv. Very good.
Clownoisseur (264) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010 vintage. Pours a murky reddish-brown. Minimal off-white head, dissipates quickly. Spotty lacing. Aromas of cereal grains, caramel, vanilla, oak and a hint of alcohol. Taste has some sticky sweetness...molasses, caramel, toffee, vanilla...into spice, oak, light bitter hops and a warming barrel character. Nice smooth finish. Nice beer!
ekstedt (5630) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (75 cl) from Systembolaget. Hazy brown, low beige head. Malty, sugary, minyy, spicy and boozy aroma, plenty of vanilla, boubon and wood. Medium bodied, low to medium carbonation. Semi sweet, low bitterness, some astringency.
darkstar4392 (2) - California, USA - NOV 9, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
So much rye goodness! Bready aroma gives way to honey. Sweetness from the barrel and the added cherries. Great mouthfeel with a nice lingering flavor.
Modularman (132) - - NOV 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smell of syrup and whisky, appearance is cloudy dark Amber, taste is whisky syrup and earthy rye
ClubGonzo (4232) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy deep amber-hued brown body with a medium off-white head. Nose is caramel, rye, dark malts, brown bread, syrup, brown sugar and hints of grains, wood, alcohol and whiskey. Taste is whiskey, syrup, brown sugar, caramel, rye, pepper and hints of straw and wood. Medium and slightly watery body, medium carbonation. Fair enough, but find myself lacking a bit of everything in such a high ABV beer.
nilsas (1726) - Bryne, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2014 Duft av krydder, eik og noe whisky. Dunkel rødbrun farge. Tynn hinne skum. Smak av whisky, frukter og krydder.
gnoff (7979) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled 750 ml, at rlgk + Aniela tasting, USA comes to Göteborg 2014, on October 18, 2014.
Thanks to Yoachim!
No. 12 in the series, marked 2014. BB 11-2015.
Particle filled copper oxide color, small fizzy yellow head. Oak, some vanilla, alcohol, some red currants scent. Alcohol, red currants, sweet taste. Alcohol, sweet aftertaste. Medium to fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Numbing alcohol.
Yoachim (46) - SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska på provningen USA comes to Göteborg 2014.
Luktar sura bär, vanilj, russsin, gräs, salt.
Smakar vanilj, hallon, surt, socker, banan, söta frukter, trä,metall.
Ganska len och fyllig.
_angst_ (3051) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2014 Bottle courtesy of Yoachim. Slow gusher! Pours amber with a frothy goldenish beige head that leaves some thick trace on the glass while dissiapting. Lots of particles floating around in the glass too which was true for the entire bottle, not just the last pours. Smell is sweet and malty with sweet dark bread, caramel, vanilla fudge, charred wood, alcohol, black pepper corns and hints of toffee. Taste is slightly sweet, bitter and malty with sweet dark bread, caramel, charred wood, moist grass, rye whiskey, moist soil, toffee, alcohol, hazelnuts and hints of banana esters. Mouthfeel is round, boozy, slightly astringent and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet, bitter, malty and estery with sweet dark bread, caramel, baked pears, charred wood, hazelnuts, toffee, alcohol and hints of banana bread. Enjoyable but hot and didn’t quite live up to my expectations.