skortila (4178) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ CBF 2010. The aroma is fruity with some sweetish sugar. Clear, orange-mahoney coloured beer with an off-white, thin head. The taste is sweet with caramel, sugar, dried fruits, plums. Good bodied, strong beer.
Beer4000 (4103) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Copenhagen Beer Festival 2010. Amber with a thin off-white head. Aroma is mild fruity with malt and burnt sugar. Flavor is sweet, dry fruit, caramel and warming alcohol. A mild and delicate bitterness is detected in the finish. Well balanced and interesting.
Zita (4008) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
light alcohol aroma,orange, clear, white foam, medium sweetness, salty, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cool ass bottle cracked by OSCF at the Carolina Crew gathering - thanks, Todd! Roiling copper pour, with an abundant carbonation that quickly produces a thick foamy head. Sticky looking, lots of lacing. Nose is really terrific, and you get a nice combination of the Westy yeast (very modest), strong malts, more hops than you’d expect, and of course the vanilla. The nose made me expect a kick to the teeth in terms of flavor, but it was actually very smooth and well integrated, held together nicely by the unobtrusive vanilla, and with a mellow finish. This would be killer to cellar were it more readily available.
boFNjackson (3894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at a recent BA/RB tasting... Poured amber with a thin head. Big vanilla on the nose. Very sweet, dark sugars, caramel, buttery creaminess. In the flavors, the vanilla qualities fainted to the back, allowing alcohol heat and yeast spiciness to shine through.
stobbe74 (3790) - DENMARK - JUL 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at DØE Beerfestival 2010, TAP1. Pours a clear and caramel beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is fruit, vinious and flowers. The flavor is malt and sweetness. The palate is sweet. Overall a good beer.
emacgee (3742) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a translucent peach copper with a thin offwhite head. Nose is bready and grainy with a prominent sweetness and earthy character. Flavor is sweet with some vanilla and hay, grainy with some bready character. Palate is rich and sweet.
Bullit (3724) - Burgos, SPAIN - JAN 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Peckhams. Murky light brown colour, thin off-white head. Nose is candy sugar, caramel, fruity, bit of vanilla, spices. Flavour is candy sugar, caramel, fruits, bready and malty. Fairly bitter and slightly sweet finish.
gyllenbock (3688) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at Ørsted Ølbar & Cafe, June 2012.
Slightly hazy amber with a small head. The aroma was sweet with alcohol, "päronsoda" (a Swedish soft drink), spices, yeast and some white spirit. Very dry and sweet taste. A strange beer that was bland.
kermis (3678) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mikkeller bar. Pours cloudy amber with an off white head and sediment. Aroma of ripe fruit, raisins and spice. Flavour of malt, raisins, ripe fruit and caramel. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation.