kermis (6067) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of raisins, licorice, vinous, roasted malts, toffee, butter, caramel. Flavour is heavy sweet and light bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (6090) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis.
Decent thin tan head. Clear black pour. Nice smooth aftertaste
esp0r (2167) - NORWAY - DEC 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Pours dark, black in glass, tanned head. Smells of caramel, butterscotch and roasted malts. Heavy sweet, quite alot of butter and popcorn, some roasted malts. Moderate bitter finish. The abstract series seems for me to be only a gimmick now; a way to charge double for mediocre beer. The barrell aging in this one is way too pronounced - some less time on the oak would certaintly make this a better beer
omhper (20449) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Almost clear mahogany colour, small head. Cardboardy caramel aroma. Sweet with full body and sticky mouthfeel. Papery with some rubber and loads of caramel. A potent mess.
Marduk (3318) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle (shared by FatPhil, thanks). Pitch black color. Creamy tan head. Roast, caramel, chocolate, liquorice in aroma. Sweet, roast, milky flavor. Itís not working on me.
FatPhil (9905) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 21, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
375ml bottle (Drink Shop, Tallinn) "100 Euros of Shit Beer"
Alcoholic aroma, but a nice roast stops it from being a boozy disaster. Tons of sugars in the roast, and a fuck-ton of alcohol. And sugar. Did I mention the sugar and the alcohol? Palate a bit sickly and sugary. Sweet boozy nonsense. Thank god itís not got the nail varnish remover or glue that the dumbass yanks manage to put into such beers. So not a good beer, but with enough of an attachment to beer flavours that itís not a total disaster. A bit rubbery - weirdly rubber.
jackl (5342) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg @ BrewDog Camden. The pourís deep brown with a tiny off-white head. The aromaís of rich chocolate gateau, cocoa, dark bitter roasted chocolate, earthy malts. Hints of vanilla and red berry. The taste is much the same, plenty of ash and wood, bitter chcocolate. Sweet brown sugar reduction. I donít get much of the wine barrel in this beer. Full, thick. Pretty good stuff!
tkrjukoff (4153) - SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with Niklas. Pours clear deep mahogany with a small diminishing tanned head. Aroma is rich malty fruity raisins fidges toasted a bit nutty. Flavor velvety rich almost fullbodied as aroma, pleasantly biter. Finishes bitter boozy fruity and nutty.
Snegurochka (389) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/3 pint from tap @BrewDog Manchester
Hazy dark brown body, with tiny layer on top. Dried fruit, prune, cherry and some bitterness. Velvety. Great and interessting experience, but itís a tad too sweet, so 1/3 pint was more than enough. (7.Jul.2012).
Uhlen (251) - Trondheim, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark dark brown liquid, almost black. Thick brown medium head, which leaves no lacing. Sweet sweet aroma of raisins and caramel. Full bodied, and a really sweet taste, of nuts, raisins, and some alcohol. Would def. buy again.