rarbring (1959) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Smelling of sweet candy and milk chocolate.
Appearance: A clear amber beer, an off-white house, little lacing, good curtains.
Taste: Sweet. sweet honey, candy and soft cheese, some cherry seeds.
Palate: Little carbonation, soft and warm oily texture, somewhat dry.
Overall: An odd beer, but rather nice, a few years aging might be interesting.
Note: Bottle at Linköping Beer Expo tasting.. Reviewed 2012-03-17.
blankboy (6787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle [375ml] shared with garthicus & HogTownHarry -- c/o garthicus. Bottle 5758 of 7902, bottled on 06.12.11. Pours a slightly hazy deep orange-amber with an average size quick-diminishing fluffy white head. Kind of oily-looking. Aroma of smoke, coffee, roasted malt, alcohol and honey. Boozy coffee flavour, sweet and syrupy. Big boozy finish. Syrupy mouthfeel. Full bodied. Interesting beer, it’s too boozy but it’s very good.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - AUG 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear and copper beer with a weak white head. The aroma is malt, cold coffee, green pepper and alcohol. The flavor is messy but follows the nose with additional chocolate. The palate is sweetness with alcoholwarmth. Overall the aroma is very one dimensional and the flavor is a mess of impressions.
fletchfighters (1298) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A-- Poured a clear, honey amber color. Layer of bright white film that quickly recedes to a ringed collar. Not much head retention and just a bit of lacing. Some obvious alcohol legs but I like color. Very vibrant.
S-- Smoke, peat, ash, candied orange and coffee with a touch of chocolate. Very fresh and green coffee beans. A very nice nose as a sort of combination of a strong ale and imperial stout or porter.
T-- Chocolate, fresh coffee bean and orange. Alcohol is very obvious in the mouth. Slightly syrupy and medicinal.
M-- Smoke, char, ash, and coffee in the finish, but quite dry. Low carbonation and slightly syrupy heavy feel. A little bit oily in the front and mid. More of a strong ale at this point.
O-- Interesting concept. Kind of a combination of two styles. The strong ale part is a bit unrefined but can be a really good in time. Still a bit too boozy and syrupy. Might want to try this again later on and see how this progressed.
esp0r (2459) - NORWAY - AUG 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet enjoyed at home
Deep copper clear, beige head. Smells of malts, grain, some hops and hay. Heavy sweet, quite malty, alot of malty flavors, quite unusual, also quite distinct yeast flavor. Light to moderate bitter finish, some hay and grass there. Not anything near my expectation as an Abstrakt,. To easy, want some more complexity. Maybe i expect too much from Brewdog?
garthicus (2826) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle number 5758. Appearance: Light orange, tiny almost non existent head. Aroma: Malty, spicy, almost dusty, hoppy, perfume, green leaves and pepper. Flavour: Honey, raisins, spicy, orange peel, alcohol is very prevalent, cinnamon, peppercorn. Sweet honey finish.
HogTownHarry (6371) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml green corked&caged bottle shared by garthicus with me and blankboy. Bottle # 5758. Clear bright peach-rbuy, smallish off-white head. Booze, sweet, a bit earthy and vegetal - weird, harsh. Taste follows, yes sweet, but it comes together - very strong, fruity, pungently herbal - holy crap, so much better. Syrupy, slick, boozy, stingingly carbonated, quick finishing, boozy sweet and sweaty aftertaste. All over the map, but the taste was cool.
jesperhammer (3716) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
27-JUL-2012, bottle @home from Ølbutikken.
Clear amber with tan head.
Barley wine aroma with caramel, flowers, orange peel, and alcohol.
Taste the same with additional notes of bitter hops and then a little "roast" but not nearly enough to make me think stout. Nice body. Too sweet. Finish a little hoppy bitter.
Fine experience. Nice try guys:-)
Psytron (1634) - Turku, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smell of nuts, some chocolate. Muddy colour, practically no head. Very sweet. Aroma of alcohol ( very heavy), some nuts and caramel. Oily.
larsga (6929) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small white head doesn’t last. Clear amber body. Deep strawy
syrupy caramel aroma with dusty earthy fruity notes. Feels like
chocolate, too. Dry-sweet dusty earthy caramelly taste with
chocolatey fruity notes. Fullish body. Mostly mild. Dryish
dusty earthy strawy caramelly aftertaste with funky chocolatey
sherry notes. Nice, interesting, sippable, unusual. This beer
confuses me, but I enjoy it anyway. (0.375l bottle, wine
monopoly, Vika, Oslo. Bottle 5670 of 7902.)