dogbomb (1152) - ENGLAND - APR 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 638/7902. Clear oaky brown with an mid tan thin head full of teeny bubbles. Aroma is full of vanilla, some oak chips, an overripe tangerine and some sweet licorice (not the normal deep licorice you get). Malts like crazy. Very oily in the mouth. A bit of a shock in the first mouthful - and almost caused a gag reflex. Incredibly thick in the mouth, with a rough alcohol burn at the back of the throat if you’re not careful. There’s some nice fruits which can be pulled from it - fig, plum, still some overripe oranges in there. Cheap chocolate. Dark chocolate. Those orangey chocolates that nobody likes in the box and leaves until last. You feel this beer going right down and hitting your stomach. Clears your sinuses somewhat. There’s some cheap red wine in here, some supermarket own-brand whisky. Someone’s dumped a cigarette in and a half-eaten pork scratching. It repulses a little, but is far too intriguing to leave alone... MENTAL!
kermis (9995) - Zeeman, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home tasting. Clear golden pour with a white head. Aroma Of strong malt, coffee, oats. Initially super sweet syrupy flavour quickly changes to malt and oats with a bitter and sweet finish. Low carbonation and medium to full body. This is a really strange beer..
deanso (8681) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle shared by Kermis.
Decent white head, Clear golden pour. Clear alcohol taste. A bit weird but nice
kerenmk (4035) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks Tomer G. Bottle #1081. Clear Dark Golden. Sweet aroma with roast, bonfire, potato. Sweet, bonfire taste alcoholic. Faint smokey aftertaste, light body, oily texture.
RoyceH (1198) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - APR 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, mi-orge, mi-hublon. 674/7902. Clear copper, filmy head, bubbly as hell. Nose is brewed coffee discards, smells like the inside of a moka pot after a brew. Malty, pringles, powdered onion. Mouth is thick, coffee dregs, warm, sweet, malty, syrup and resin. Wok oil taste and mouthfeel, alcohol as mouth progresses, leaves a coffee taste and burn. Eclectic, yes. Great, maybe not. Weird, yes. Something I could learn to love, perhaps. Just a bit too much going on without the supporting complexity for me.
MOLA_DK (378) - DENMARK - APR 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours crystal, clear amber, with a big head. Aroma is fruity malts with a hint of smoke. Thick malty taste with some smoke, some bitternes in the end. This is a nice beer, but a far cry from a stout (it is marketed as a deconstructed blonde imperial stout)
DSG (11505) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks Tomer G. Bottle #1081. Clear deep golden. Aroma of alcohol, malt and smoked bonfire potatoes. Sweet malty flavor with some fruitiness, some smoke and caramel. Fatty, slightly syrupy body. A bit interesting, but not great.
kryon (2621) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours dark amber with low head.
aromas of mainly caramel and oak.
very sweet and oaky taste. almost dry and woody. a bit too vinuous and alcoholy.
ClubGonzo (5406) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with Bergen Beer Geek Tasting Crew’s Epic Abstrakt/Blåbær tasting, feat. special guests Foffern and StoreMy. :-) Pours a clear orange body with a small creamy head, vanishing quickly. OMG! It smells like the kind of spice mixes you get with sour cream and onion dips..."holiday dip" for those of you with Norwegian background... :-P Hints of caramel and food oils. Weird. Taste is sesame oil, booze, wood, nuts and hints of caramel. Totally strange, but boy what a fun beer! The crowd goes bananas with analyzing the odd flavors and a lot of laughing’s going on. :-) Truly weird, but in a good way - glad to have tasted this.
aleph (231) - - APR 6, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ Mikkeller. Light colored beer with a dark beer’s flavor... almost. Toffee, caramel, fruit, malts. Sticky mouthfeel, not entirely pleasant. Billed as a "blonde stout" in the beer menu - appropriate enough.