Fin (6637) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle that I picked up from Uto Beer, Borough Market, Southwark, London consumed 27.12.10 Pours a reddy/amber colour without much head. Touch of booziness noted by both Fin & Loz straight away, in fact after a while I wondered if this would have been a good beer to have kept for a while as it came across as a bit hard edged and harsh. I think that I could taste the vanilla, it was fruity & very sweet in fact too much sweetness. It’s ok but for £11.80 I could buy almost twelve Hardcore IPA from Tesco at the moment and to be honest I know that I’d be drinking an altogether much better beer. A6 A3 T6 P3 Ov12 3.0
sebletitje (5991) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample @ 2nd RBBSG, August 11th 2012. Courtesy of Travlr.
Bottle 2954/3200. Another bottle in the sea of pricey gimmick Brewdog beers.
Ambrée/cuivrée, col blanc fin.
Arôme fruité léger, note de sucre résiduel.
Palais garde ce profile très belge, douce et sucrée, pointe de vanille qui se dissipe très vite avec un côté fruité noir qui reste discret..
Une bière qui n’a pas forcément bien agé, dommage au vu du prix des bouteilles.
Hansen (5976) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown and hazy, has sediment. Aroma is sweet malty, some alcohol, sweet sugars. Flavor is mainly sweet, warming alcohol, sweet candy, caramel, perhaps vanilla/perhaps not. Creamy, alcohol texture.
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, thanks to thirdeye11, amber brown pour with banana, caramel aroma, flavors of buttery caramel, roast nuts, good finish
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
In short: A overly boozy sweet bronze ale with a body too weak to support its alcohol. Very boring
How: Bottle 375ml, corked and caged. Consumed approximately 2 years after bottling date. Bottle sent to me by grownfool, thanks Brian
The look: Cloudy bronze body topped by a very small beige head
In long: Nose is higher alcohol that curled my nostrils hair and crème caramel. Taste is very boozy. For a such a high gravity beer the body was rather light, it tasted like a heavy beer in which someone had poured water, I could taste the big toffee malts yet I also had a watery sensation. Notes of toffee, caramel, ripe bananas. Alcohol burns the lips. Because of the rather frail body the 10.2% is not well hidden at all, I would have guessed even higher. Overall this was too simple and dominated by booze. Meh. And it should be spelled “Abstract” not “Abstrakt”, I hate when people massacre the english language, and the people who use “your” instead of “you’re” I think there stupid.
larsga (5812) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium creamy shiny beige head. Brownish deep amber body. Strong fruity bubblegum aroma with syrupy vanilla alcohol notes is surprisingly harmonic. Sweet, and faintly dry, syrupy caramelly seeds of paradise and vanilla taste with Belgian yeast and alcohol notes. Again, surprisingly refined. Mild, smooth mouthfeel. Fullish body. Dryish minty spicy caramelly aftertaste with vanilla bubblegum and treacle notes. Nice, but the vanilla is a bit artificial for me. Also a bit too sweet. (0.33l draft at Håndverkerstuene, Oslo.)
Benzai (5743) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2012 Sampled at RBBSG (courtesy of Travlr). Clear light red color, no head. Not much aroma other than sweetness. Taste malts, sugar, alcohol, lightly sweet. Medium body, warming alcohol, medium carbo.
Svesse (5679) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught at Bishop’s Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm) Ruby colour with lasting, beige head. Malty, hoppy nose with notes of dried fruit, caramel and slightly piney hops. Malty, fruity taste with dried fruit, caramel, marzipan, treacle, dried apricots and citrussy hops in the finish. Full body, fairly sweet. Smooth and rounded mouthfeel with alcohol well hidden. The citrussy hop character matches the heavy malt profile perfectly, making this a very balanced brew. Excellent!
KyotoLefty (5572) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle tasted blind.
Deep amber orange, red. Pretty lace.
Nice but not so interesting nose. Sharp, alcohol, sharp.
Fruity caramel. Somewhat light body, though silky. Nutty. Decent but not so special.
KnutAlbert (5545) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the brewery,
Hazy brown, lazy carbonation. Plastic "champagne" cork, you can do better, boys. Roses and herbs in the nose, sweet liqueur, almond bitterness, flowers. Toffee, malt, alcohol warming. Compelx beer, on the sweet side, but very enjoyable.