rand (1490) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330 ml from Amstein - St-Légier (CH). Oily brown beer with a tan head, traces on the glass. Richly mlted flavors, toffy-molasses, dry fruits, apricot, plum pudding, liquor. The taste is similar, round, caramelized and full taste, syrupy and liquor-like. That promises bells and whistle, but it’s cut in its round-up (weighty) by a resinous and citrusy hop. Remains to tame.
artemb (629) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - FEB 28, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Look: dark brown, opaque.
Aroma: toffee, alcohol, sherry.
Taste: moderate to strong sweetness, moderate hoppy bitterness, fruity sourness.
Flavour: prominent mature alcohol (rum, brandy), toffee, citrus and grasy hops, homemade fruit booze ( rachia, palinka), caramel.
Bitter sweet aftertaste.
jackl (7011) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg @ Busters. Deep reddish Amber with a small head. Nose is pretty citrusy. Orange sorbet. A bit of cherry skin. Caramel. Flavor is hot, sweet and sticky. Caramel and croissant. Hot citrus tanginess. Full body, soft carb.
deyholla (9993) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from the tap at the brewery. Pours a deep amber with a brown hue and a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has sweet grains and caramel with touches of booze and toffee supporting. Flavor is full of sweet grains with some straw, caramel and booze supporting.
BVery (9483) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Busters. Deep orange caramel colored pour. Smaller head. Rich caramel and dark fruit nose with some hop freshness. Similar taste. Rich without being too sweet. Wonderful beer.
jimbonga (103) - - FEB 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark red/brown. Aroma of caramel, some dried fruit and a bit of pine. Full bodied and a bit chewy with caramel malt, plums and dried fruit, a little bit of booziness but pretty mellow (a few years old now). Bit of piney hop at the very end.
pivnizub (10091) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - FEB 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Hazy, reddish-amber coloured, small off-white foamy layer; dried fruits - mainly raisins - in the sweet caramelly nose, solid herbal-hoppy background with illusions of cough syrup; almost solid sweet-bitter flavour, really full bodied; traces of warming alcohol in the lingering sweet fruity and bitter finish. Refreshing…
Douberd (4751) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(BrewDog / Oskar Blues Shipwrecker Circus) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a snifter. Thanks to Cuso for sending me this. ABV 10.5%
Dark red brown coloured barley wine with a murky body and a small dark tanned head on top, with good density and average retention.
Aroma of dark fruits, stewed red fruits, heavy on the caramel, alcohol.
Great taste, lots of dark fruits, alcohol, light vanilla, burned candy, caramel, some hoppy notes.
Medium to full body, soft carbonation, warming feeling on the body, sticky on the palate.
Kosmokrator (847) - ITALY - NOV 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ambrata, profumata, pungente, fruttata e con un sentore speziato; gusto dolciastro, fruttato, leggermente acidulo, discretamente bilanciato. Corpo medio, struttura oleosa, un po’ "liscia" ma piacevole.
Achel (390) - Ioannina, GREECE - NOV 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, grapefruity. Pine and solid hoppy. Bitter and crisp hoppy. Dense and pine. Solid dry and bitter. Toffee and malty finish. Solid bitter finish.