dEnk (3135) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, tfs Vaiz! Brown reddish pour, soapy tanned head. Aroma of fruity hops, some alcohol. Expected more.
Flavour is a quite bitter alcoholic liquorice with some peat, smoke and fruit.
Nice, but too strong in comparison with the flavour.
Vaiz (2948) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear amber pour, thin off-white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of alcohol, fruits, sugar and wine. Too much alcohol in the aroma. Flavor is again loads of alcohol, very sweet with a nice bitterness and some licorice. Strangely out of balance. Expected more from this collaboration.
Skinnyviking (6240) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. High creamy and long lasting off-white head. Hazy orange amber body. Citrus hops bitter aroma. Bitter acidic alcohol malt flavor. Low carbonation. Long bitter aftertaste. Sorry mates but this time the I find the alcohol is too dominant although the attempt to disguise it by a high bitterness is quite good.
Fin (6666) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big thanks to Craig, cgarvieuk for this 14-04-10 Pours murky brown colour with cappucino coloured big bubbly head. Aroma is initially a touch sharp, but softens to maltiness. Taste is very, very, hoppy but also sticky, quite strange, there is some sourness, its heavy, warming, touch medicinal at times, flavour’s and bitterness clings for some time. I liked it. A7 A3 F7 P3 Ov14 3.4
cgarvieuk (12270) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2012 Bottle at home ... nice deep copper ... big bubbly off white head ... light soapy pine nose .... big apple ... some pine ... a kind of sour/tart ness but not lambic tart ... little woody ... apple dominates ... preferred last year... im afraid this ones not workin for me.
bottle at home at Vintage Brewdog tasting ... deep brown ... thin tan lacing ... soft toffee fruits ... dark berry fruits ... dark malts ... big alcohol ... big raw alcohol ... way too harsh ... 2 years not long enough... 3.0 ... this should be going up not down
jeff789 (1400) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an amber/copper with nearly no head, very much a barleywine in appearance... Aromas of caramel, apple, vinegar.... Flavor profile mimics the aroma with much less vinegar and a touch of oak/vanilla in the beginning... dry finish... full body full mouthfeel