Scopey (12244) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at ChrisO. It pours hazy deep red - brown with a medium beige head. The aroma is sweet, oily, toffee, candy, stickiness, toffee, glacé cherry and cherry wine. The taste is sweet, sticky, oily, fruit cake, spice, leather, wood ,chewy malt, toffee, raisin, sultana and alcohol heat. Finish is dry and warming. Medium+ body and moderate, prickly carbonation. Chewy stuff, but not bad.
madmitch76 (21720) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
6th December 2015
ChrisO Tasting. Light haze on this amber beer, cream colour head. Palate is light, semi dry and had mild fine carbonation. Toffeeish malts, trace of thin cream. Mild floral bitterness. Little ripe fruits. Light semi dry finish. Okay.
Stefano (1956) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy brownish coloured beer with a medium creamy head. Aroma of caramel and some herbs. Flavor is sweet toasty with some caramel notes. Medium to heavy palate.
Leighton (18221) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the chriso and Ruth pre-Christmas / post-Pigs Ear holiday tasting of 2015 - London. Cheers! Pours clear, orange-gold with a light, foamy off-white head. The nose holds toffee, ripe fruits, dates. Medium sweet flavour, lightly earthy, with toffee, faint leafy hops, bread and honey. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Lightly warming on the finish, with notes of toasted bread, toffee, ripe fruits, dates, figs and caramel. A very tasty doppelbock.
MiP (15253) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 8.5%. Fruity and slightly buttery aroma with some fresh clove and a little soap. Almost clear dark brown colour. Semi-stable off-white head. The flavour is roasted with a little malt syrup to it. Spicy hoppiness. A rather rough bitterness and some burnt plastic in the finish. Quite sweet, actually.
Bamsen78 (5009) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours hazy copper brown with airy beige head. Clear aroma of fruit and malt, with some hoppy and farty notes. Sweetish flavour of malt, with notes of fruit and raisins and bitter touches of hops. Bitterish and estery aftertaste with acetic hints. Warming alcohol presence. Okay but nothing really impressive.
Theydon_Bois (16640) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle split at Chriso pre Xmas tasting, 06/12/15.
Amber with a decent beige cap.
Nose is light plastic, spice, malt, dark fruit rinds.
Taste comprises toffee, dates, brown bread, sweet and sour connotations, light spice.
Medium bodied, light spritzy carbonation, semi drying close.
teorn88 (6194) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
clean amber with minimal tan head. Aroma is sweet and lightly tangy with raisins and dark fruits. Taste is tangy and sweet with red berries an caramel. Light to medium bodied with ok carbonation. Overall, ok
The_Osprey (5950) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share at Chriso’s. Thanks! As ’BB Fakta Winter Bock’. 8.5% BB June 2016. Light brown, hazy, small foamy tan head. Aroma is toffee, musty, strong metallics, rye bread and booze. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is dark biscuits, bread, honey, booze. It’s nice - a bit hot, but nice.
Camons (10099) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ Home, as Braunstein Økologisk Fakta Winter Bock. Pours very dark brown with a creamy tan head, lacings. Aroma of malt, caramel, yeast, brown sugar, rubber, sweet dried fruit, dust. Flavor is sweet, malt, yeast, brown sugar, sweet dried fruit, dates, prunes. Medium body, average carbonation, sweet finish with some alcohol. 161115