lusikka (6874) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml bottle. Pours a black colour with a small head. Aroma of roasted malts, salty licorice and some bread. Flavour of roasted malts, some licorice, bread, vanilla, dark chocolate and some cream. Full bodied and oily mouthfeel. Good.
olio (7250) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle. Bottle No. 8617/9987. Bottled on 20.06.2012.
Pours dark red color with no head. Very vinous on the nose, dark berries, some sugary notes and vanilla, maybe some distant port notes. Sweet caramel and plums on the flavor, faint licorice, port wine notes with vanilla, alcohol comes through but keeps at bay. Smooth palate. Better than I expected.
laiti (6729) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
37,5 cl bottle @ lusikka. Bottle #8617/9987, bottled 20.06.2012
Aroma has licorice, spices and some ripe fruits. Feels medicine-like. Flavour is rather medicine-like with strong licorice tones, some saltiness, sweet malts and spicy tones. Also quite strong woody tones – and perhaps porto tones. Not the most typical ASA and also too sweet. Smoothness is nice here anyway.
tiong (4504) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 20.06.12, bottle #8617/9987 - Pours pitch black with no head. Aroma of red wine, malaga, oak, medicinal notes, some malts and spices. Taste is sweet, vinous, woody and malty with some oaky notes. Finish is sweet, syrupy, oaky and vinous with some woody notes. Quite heavy and vinous.
Lubiere (10788) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark brown ale with a very thin mocha head. In aroma, loads of dark fruits, candy sugar, grassy British hops, vinous character, very nice and smooth. In mouth, a beautiful vinous malt, raisins, surranated hops, licorice, alcohol warmth, beautiful and delicious. #OttBottShare. Thanks Marissa.
Vighals (1715) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mørk brun, nesten svart med minimalt skum. Mørk sjokolade, lakris og modne bær. Bittersøt smak av mørk sjokolade, kaffe og noe salt. Fyldig med lite kullsyre. Vinøs
gyllenbock (5556) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought at Systembolaget in September 2012.
Almost black with a small head. Sweet with raisin, chocolate, malt, oak and some red wine. Potent with warming alcohol. A pleasant one to sip.
SirLimpsalot (2517) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@ Eddan 14-8-30: ganska söt doft. Tydlig smak av russin och alkohol. Fin fyllighet med en något tung eftersmak.
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---- Soberness not garanteed!
thewolf (11362) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours deep chestnut brown with a small, bubbly, off-white film head. Aroma has hazelnuts, red wine, chocolate, cherries, toasted caramel, softly vinious. Low carbonation, fine dry and quite oily mouthfeel. Flavour has lots of hazelnuts, grapes, oak, vinious, raisins. Lingering, warming finish. Very interesting.
gad905 (199) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From corked bottle at home, couple of months back.
Aroma of red berries, dry vinous notes, toffee, dark fruit, savoury. Murky reddish brown with floaters, no head. Sweet layers of malt and berry fruit, sweet red wine notes, light acidity, dried fruit. Port, wood, dryness, some booze. Full, soft carb.
Very enjoyable, aged nicely. Glad I kept it.