larsga (6276) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium brown head. Hazy opaque black body goes deep dark brown
at edge. Syrupy whisky and soy sauce aroma with caramel and
toffee notes. Dry-sweet alcoholic smoky whisky taste with sugary
caramel notes. Full body. Hot mouthfeel. Dryish smoky burnt
whisky aftertaste with chocolate, caramel and earth notes. Quite
nice, but very strong and sharp. (0.33l bottle, wine monopoly,
RichTheVillan (3338) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Stirchley Wines; dark brown pour with beige foamy head, heavy alcohol aroma slight bit of bleach, dark fruit taste mind numbing alcohol slight bitterness balanced with sweet malts, delightful.
Arve_Christian (3229) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Storo, abv 11.9.
Dark brown color, ok foam.
Aromas of toffee, caramel, whisky, malt, dried fruits, raisins and notes of rhum.
Full body & high complexity . Some sweetness- good balancing bitterness .
esp0r (2057) - NORWAY - FEB 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Storo enjoyed at home
Dark brown, thick creamy tanned head. Smells of raisins, rum, whisky, anis and malts. Medium sweet, then an interesting flavor i would identify as Fernet Branca, some spices and some medicine like things. Then comes the rum and raisins and take over with some oak in the back. Medium bitter, some hops. Quite unique beer; the Fernet thing is quite unusual, quite odd spiced up. The raisins though owns this beer. I liked it quite alot. Mixing whisky and rum was not a bad idea
maneliquor (3210) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours chestnut brown with a small dark khaki head which leaves some good lacing. Nose showcases the rum soaked raisins perfectly. Sweet chocolatey rum with vanilla and heavy raisin sweetness. Notes of white chocolate. Whisky isn’t too harsh like a lot of BrewDog products. Taste is half rum half whisky and very chocolatey with heavy raisin coming through. Vanilla right on the finish. Melds together very nicely. Balanced between the booze and the sweetness. A fair effort. Great mouth feel. Creamy and holds the booze in check nicely. Great beer
zenkis (590) - Ogre, LATVIA - JAN 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
sampled @Melna Ziema, ALEhouse, Riga, Latvia, 26th January 2013.
Pours hazy brown to copper reddish, brown creamy medium cap. Piney, aley, a bit coffee, cocoa, dark fruit mild sweetness on nose. Pleasant astringent mouthfeel, hops presence is notable, but not overwhelming in flavor. Bit spicy on tongue, mild dry finish. Overall - very pleasant example to have in deep evening in front of fireplace.
Vells (743) - Riga, LATVIA - JAN 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2013 Cloudy deep nuty with brown thin head. Lacing OK
Aroma.. intense malts, caramel, bit fruity, coffee, raisins, oaky, earthy
Sweet with medium bitter finish. Sticky.
Very nice beer, good balance, I have nothing to add.. just enjoy
rarbring (1497) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Smelling of toffee, dried apricots, chili and oak.
Appearance: A hazy amber colored beer. A low off-white head with small lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting sweet fruits, plum pudding and liqueur.
Palate: Low carbonation, a soft and oily texture. A big body with a slightly dry finish.
Overall: A really nice dessert.
Note: Bottle 330 ml at a De Klomp tasting. Reviewed 2013-01-26.
Tjoxen (171) - SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown red with brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, dried fruit, raisins. Dry taste of smoke, dark chocolate, wood, burnt sugar, roasted caramel malt Full body with a dry nice finish.
LoFi (1594) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark reddish brown with a beige head.
Aroma: buttery malt, toffee, dried tropical fruits, earthy.
Taste: malty, earthy, cellar, some hay, rum, toffee, light vinous.
I had higher expectations for this one, I guess, not to say it was bad or anything.