Ferris (10788) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Dark fruit, brown sugar and some chocolate. Muddy brown with a thin brown head. Molasses, dark fruit, some sourness (from the wine I assume) and a little heat in the finish along with some coffee notes. Very complex and definitely worth a try.
ansalon (2666) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very dark brown with almost no head. Aroma is dates, figs, caramel, hints of coffee, liqourice and tart. Taste is muscovado sugar, liqourice, caramel, dates, figs, chocolate. Very good!
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tfredvik (1641) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a standard Abstrakt body, i.e. it looks pretty flat. The colour is very dark brown, while the "head" consists of a thin, light-brown film with some big bubbles floating on top. The aroma is strong, sweet, malty and lightly roasted, with dark caramel (very dark, maybe itís closer to burnt sugar) and dark dried fruits. Also come delicious vinous alcohol notes that reminds me of sherry. In the back I also get some spices. The taste is heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter. The strong flavours follow the aroma, maybe with a tad more spices and herbs. The red wine barrels havenít produced any noticeable sourness or bretty notes, and that suits me just fine. The body is full, the texture is lovely oily, but as always when it comes to an Abstrakt, the close to flat carbonation isnít fitting. I really need to try a fresh Abstrakt.
[37.5 cl bottle, bottle 9121 of 9987, enjoyed 15 months after bottling, from Vinmonopolet Online]
plunkie (8) - - SEP 12, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A deep dark brown beer with a light brown head. Caramel, chocolate, vanilla and fruit all rise out of the glass. More fruit and some woody flavours establish them selves in your mouth leading to a long roasted espresso finish. Very well balanced yet complex.
BierFiend (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy brown with small tan head. Smells of roasted malts, light caramel. Tastes of coffee, toffee, roasted malts, and alcohol. Light carbonation.
ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - AUG 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle. Pours a hazy, dark ruddy chestnut brown color, with three fingers of densely foamy, pale beige head, which leaves thick lace. Aroma of bready caramel malt, sharply musty, dark fruit, oily nuttiness, and earthy, wet leafy hops. The taste is lightly roasted caramel malt, nut butter, plum pudding, understated sweet red wine, earthy and leafy hops, and a touch of warming alcohol. Medium bodied with mellow carbonation, slight tannins and sweet earthy finish.
tmrmwel (1645) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, # 9279. Pours dark with a very small head. Aroma is sweet of muscovado, nuts and chocolate. creamy body with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet with grain, chocolate and muscovado, before finishing off with notes of burned malts and a good deal of sweet fruitiness.
kbudd19 (981) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Took a long damn time to cork out. Brown muddy pour, with light tan head. Huge aroma, reminds me of lost abbey deliverance, I get sweet vanilla bourbon undertones, lots of oak, and some malty sweetness. Taste is rich, with butterscotch, a hit of booze towards the middle and a hot finish. Yummy.
Gerbeer (2930) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle. Pours red/black with very light head. Aromas of vinegar, wet wood, roasted malts and spice. Rich flavors of malts, chocolate, molasses, port, and licorice. Hot.
mecafilo (182) - Perugia, ITALY - JUL 5, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Brewdog, Camden, London, UK. Pours with a black colour, large frothy brown head. Aroma has lots of chocolate, vanilla and coconut, licorice, coffee. Taste is heavy sweet, little bitter. Medium to full body, oily texture, soft carbonation, medium to long lasting sweet finish.