poisoneddwarf (1743) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JAN 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle, 2012 bottle, one year old. Pours murky orangeish-brown with a medium beige lacy head with decent retention. Aroma is pretty exotic; it smells spicy (I guess that’s the rye), clove, caramel. Taste is sweet and savory and ends on a sour note. Whiskey comes through fairly strong, as well as the oak. Leaves an alcohol burn in the back of the throat. Spicy. Bubbly mouthfeel. Tasty. I’m lucky I got the last bottle at Enoteca!
darkstar4392 (1) - 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 (4163) - 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 (1622) - 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 (7954) - 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_ (2939) - 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.
Cunningham (4775) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber color and a small tan head. Lots of floaties. Toffee, vanilla, caramel and spicy. Lovely aroma. Medium + body. Fine balance between sweetness and bitterness. Mild acidic and a bit rich carbonation. Oak, vanilla, toffee and a fine spicy touch in the flavor. Warming alcohol. Lovely evening sipper!
[Bottle at rlgk plaza]
rlgk (11343) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at USA comes to Göteborg 2014. Clear amber beer with a,ot of yeast in the glass. Whiskey aroma, vanilla caramel, woody, raisins, figs, toffee, some plums, spicy notes. Ryebread flavor, caramel, vanilla, hay, woody, raisins and figs, plums, warming alcohol, banana, cream, some vinous notes. Complex and drinkable beer.
Zekada (228) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Smell is sweet and dark. Some caramel, malts, brown sugar and of course some grain. Pours dark amber with a rich beige head. Taste is rich and complex and surprisingly fresh. Some caramel, some grapes and the alcohol is noticeable. Palate offers a full complex body but is at the same time gentle and easy. Overall a nice beer but no blockbuster taste-wise