lusikka (5170) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml bottle. Bottled on 08.09.2010. Bottle #2523 of 3200.
Pours a dark amber colour without a head. Aroma of strong strawberries, raspberries and some wood. Flavour of sweetish malts, strong and sweet strawberries, sour raspberries, some vanilla nad oak. Surprisingly bitter hops as well. Sweet berry juice.
tiong (2926) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled on 08.09.10 - Bottle #2523/3200 - Pours dark orange with a small white head. Aroma of fruits, caramel malts and a lot of berries. Taste is malty with hints of vanilla, oak, tart berries, raspberry and caramel. Finish is bitter and fruity with some malts and tart raspberries. Alcohol is well hidden. A bit unbalanced, though
gunnfryd (9707) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pale amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, alcohol, berries. Flavour is caramel, fruit, alcohol, licorice, berries, raspberry. Nice beer.
ClubGonzo (3437) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, shared with Bergen Beer Geek Tasting Crew’s Epic Abstrakt/Blåbær tasting, feat. special guests Foffern and StoreMy. :-) Deep orange hazy body, small white head. Nose is stunning: whiskey-soaked sorbet with tart raspberries, blackberries and hints of overripe strawberries. Hints of oak and vanilla. Amazing. Taste is a bit of a letdown: astringent, herbal bitter tones, parching dry tones of red berries and hints of whiskey and wood. Doesn’t really work, at least not compared to the wonderful aroma. Medium mouthfeel, mild carbonation. Truly original, bordering on "weird". Pretty nice, but no winner.
TheCametron (1563) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Bens. Reddy brown with a rapidly disappearing white head. Funky nose. Raspberry and malt. Lots of sour fruit on the flavour. The whisky is there but surprisingly, doesn’t dominate. It’s fairly well balanced. It’s interesting. I’m guessing they won’t break their promise and brew this one a second time like they did with the AB:04.
BenH (1917) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark copper with short lasting white head. Syrupy aroma, strawberry comes through most with toffee, molasses and light whisky, touch of alcohol, slighty herbal, slighty medicinal Taste is a balanced blend of strawberry, caramel and whisky, again slightly medicinal with alcohol in the finish. Sweet with a bit of a burn on the end. I remember this being better when it first came out
EdKing (1693) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Utobeer. Had this a little while. Seriously tough to get the cork out. Pours red, touch orangey, hazy and lots of bits floating in it. Nose is fragrantly fruity with raspberry, peach and mango. Underneath the sour raspberry notes that are dominating it’s quite malty caramel. Taste is a mix of fragrant sour red fruit, raspberries, caramel malt, and some hop bitter. A lot of raspberry. It’s interesting but not really that well balanced. Sipping it but not embracing it.
espenra (823) - Kurland, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
37,5cl at Håndverkerstuene. Golden orange colour with a small head. Aroma is hops, rasberries, vanilla as well as oak and whisky. Flavour is bitter and bordering on sour. Lots of citrus, rasberries. Long, vinious and sour aftertaste. Not a favorite.
dionysus (1449) - Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours hazy burnt amber with an extremely small head. Aroma is pretty malt driven with heavy notes of caramel, light whiskey, and even lighter traces of berry. Flavor shows additional notes of vanilla and
oak with definite hints of strawberry, but no real raspberry to be found. Overall body is moderate and the alc is hidden pretty well.
Mortlach (922) - Rome, ITALY - FEB 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
30/06/2011 Birra+ (375ml bottle). Degustazione da Birra+. Bel rubino, un po’ spento, riflessi ambrati, schiuma biancastra media, poco persistente. Aroma intenso e assolutamente sgradevole di sciroppo all’amarena, con note zuccherose. In bocca è a metà tra un medicinale e uno sciroppo diluito, un miscuglio imbevibile. Quasi peggio della Raspberry Wheat. Corpo medio, carbonazione corretta. Non capisco che senso abbiano questo genere di birre.