Thoor84 (67) - ICELAND - DEC 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark brown with beige head. Malty aroma. taste is malty, dried fruits and really woody. Finished dry, woody with nice bitterness. Really good, well balanced and a lot of fun.. I didnt feel the alcohol at all which is really strange given the close to 12% - very well masked.
Marduk (2526) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle (abv 11.9%). Deep deep brown, almost black color. Small brown head, stays. Sharp alcohol, sweet, syrup, milky, roast in aroma. Grassy, fresh hay, roast, milky flavor. Slightly unbalanced, but drinkable.
Habanero (2445) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours nearly black with a large tan head, with fair lacing. Nose of caramel and chocolate . Sweet flavor with dried fruit that ends up dry and quite bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and average to soft CO2. An enjoyable brew.
Firefly54 (228) - - DEC 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours near black. Aroma is raisin, oakey, some whiskey booze notes. Quite drinkable considering the abv. Taste is stout like, chutney, some slight cherry, coffee note, good carbonation. Licorice and brownies.
TET (1548) - FINLAND - DEC 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very dark brown beer with a big, dense and beige head. Aroma is intensive and sweet, raisins, rum, syrup, dried fruits and some dry oakbarrels. Taste is sweet, raisins, dark fruits, then also whiskey, turf and the sweetness is more balanced. Taste is very complex and weird mix of flavours, but still surprisingly succesfull, honest and not a joke. Almost full bodied and not sticky, smooth to drink. The weird and challenging style-mixed beer, but still succesfull, the great balance, I like this beer.
FatPhil (9000) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle (Drink Shop, Tallinn) - at "100 Euros of Shit Beer" tasting, shared by Marduk - thanks! at 11.9%
Slightly stodgy aroma. Plenty of treacle loaf too. Occasionally some alcohol too. Very earthy taste, lost of biting gritty hops. Pretty smooth sweetness, but not too sticky at all. Almost tarry stickiness of the malts in the finish, stays with you for quite a while. A little dirty and yeasty in places, but that big mashy malty denseness is perfectly within the big malty envelope that Scotch encompasses. Did like this. All round solid brew. Would go up to the bar and order another as soon as I got to the bottom it the glass.
stefannilssons (1446) - SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Det här var en riktigt bra öl, stabil kropp och välbalanserad som en bra öl bör vara. Smaken bar inslag av jordiga toner, russin och vanilj.
Leighton (10466) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at a Chriso tasting, London - big thanks to Chris for this beer! Pours cloudy, dark red-brown with a light, creamy beige head. Huge semi-dark malt nose with big toffee character. Big sweet flavor with semi-dark malts, toffee, brown sugar and dirt bitterness. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with sugary leaves, caramel, cherries, raisins and more toffee. Big, sweet and ballsy, yet not cloying or too hot. Very nice.
joergen (20493) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Theis & Mette.
Dark brown coloured with a small beige head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of alcohol and hops.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of hops.
Sweet and hoppy finish.
anders8000 (390) - aarhus.c., DENMARK - DEC 16, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasting. Clear dark dark red/brown - nice offwhite head. Plain dry dusty aroma, fruity amber malts, light whiskey notes, somkey notes, raisis sweetness. light wooden dryness,