yngwie (14347) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. An oily pour with no head. Almost clear body, dark amber in color. Quite oxidised aroma with lots of booze. Dried fruits, caramel sauce hints and some bread, Cellar hints and even more malts. It’s full-bodied and very warming on the palate, with no carbonation. Lots of flavor, like in the flavor, but it’s actually too much. Way too much all the way. Still, it’s nice in a way. Meant to share I presume. 141228
Stuu666 (4121) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottles at home. Initially quite malty and sweet, very bitter. As it aged, more like a barley wine, oxidised, caramel, sweet toffee.
Ibrew2or3 (7158) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Woodshed 3.0! Picked this up at the De Molen bottle shop about three or more years ago. The caged and corked 37.5cl green glass bottle pours with a murky copper body that supports a thin tan head. The aroma offers up inviting notes of molasses, caramel, brown sugar dusted prunes and then some vegetable notes. The taste is pretty smooth and thin and popping up aged brown sugar, earthy tea, some aged resiny pine hops and then fading echoes of fruit esters. The massive ABV is restrained pretty well. Nice but this was likely better a year ago.
BOLTZ7555 (2852) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared via ibrew2or3 @ Woodshed 3.0! Thanks Dave! This just wasn’t a good one. Fiery crimson brew with a tightly packed eggshell head that left quickly. Loads of alcohol, sticky malt, and honey-dipped hops were present. The ABV was noticeable. Meh.
Cuso (5203) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2014 Bottle kindly donated by Gurthnar, huge thanks. hazy red brown color with minimal head. Malt, chocolate, vanilla, wood, alcohol in aroma. Taste, malt, chocolate, sherry, plums, caramel, wood. Excellent.
Gurthnar (2255) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 30, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Aroma raisins, milk chocolate. Fruity. Very light coffee. Light vanilla. Mostly clear deep amber-brown colour. No head. Taste has grapes, woody notes, caramel, initially cocoa, light coffee. Alcoholic presence is strong, but what go expect at 18 ABV? Considering this fact, the ABV is well hidden. Overall very very smooth, rounded, both in taste and flavour. Very nice aged experience.
MisoW (1904) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, courtesy of Gurthnar, many thanks. Pours brown color, nearly no head. Aroma is cocoa, vanilla, malty, chocolate. Taste is sweet, alcohol, cocoa, shery, caramel, malty, wood.
fajry (832) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flasa - Gurthnar. Tmava hneda farba, bez akejkolvek peny. Vona sladova, alkoholova, horuce kakao, vanilka. Chut sladova, kakao, vanilka, velmi horka cokolada a najma prilis vela alkoholu.
ThirstyBird (1754) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ RBBSG II. Courtesy of Travlr. Thanks Gene! Pours a muddy brown with a wisp of a tan head. The smell is rich, fruity, chocolate, caramel. The taste is rich...really follows the nose with alcohol esters & dry finish...a little wood too. Medium/full body with fine carbonation. A sipper.
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Backlog. Tasted at a vertical tasting of the first six abstracts released. Bottles from Systembolaget. Slightly too sweet for my palate.