pilsnerrogge (2414) - Finspång, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle #5878 of 9987
Colour is dark red brown. Head is small. Aroma is sweet toffee with some harsh vinous notes. Smooth and rounded mouth feel. Flavour is toffee, licorice, dark currants and red wine. Finish is alcohol bitter and warming. Pretty good.
k0mpsa (948) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2013 Bottle at home, bottled 20/06/12. Bottle 7222 of 9987. Dark reddish brown color, almost black. Smooth medium white head. Nice aroma of oak, licorice, alcohol, roasted malts, raisin. Smooth mouthfeel, taste of oak, licorice, coffee, little alcohol but not dominating, full bodied, sweetness and balanced. Taste staying nicely long. Multiform taste gives extra points.
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - NOV 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 7818 from mi-orge, mi-houblon. Pours almost pitch black dark ruby with almost no head. Cork had to be encouraged out, very little initial carbonation. Nose is red vinous, milk chocolate, oak, pine chips, a pretty straightforward malty brown ale underneath with molasses and dark fruit. Mouth is full and chocolatey upfront, vinous, marsala, berry, milky, dusty cocoa and a touch of oak. Powdery milky end with a touch of vinous warm sweet alcohol like sherry. Not the best abstrakt, but a good experiment. Doesn’t take what it could from the wine barrel, considering the current spirit barrel zeitgeist.
hirigalzkar (2119) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with a off white head. Complex brew with notes of chocholte, wine, soy, vanilla, wood. Surprisingly sweet and creamy.
tderoeck (4069) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
29/X/12 - 375ml bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - bottled: 20/IV/12 - bottle # 7946/9987 (2012-1218)
Clear very dark brown to black beer, small creamy beige head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: lots of forest fruits, red lace candy, strawberries, on warming up more mocha, fudge, caramel, some vanilla, hint of bourbon or whisky, more fruity candy, sugary. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body, thick texture. Taste: very fruity start, red forest fruits, sweet and sugary, caramel, red lace candy, brown sugar, some vanilla, sweet chocolate, bourbon, some mocha, sweet alcohol. Aftertaste: some vanilla, bourbon, caramel, bit of mocha, coffee as well. Awesome dessert beer!
finol (1980) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice heavy ale, lots of vanilla, sweet choclate and a vinous touch
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a fizzy off white head. Earthy, smokey, red wine and oak, tobacco and leather aroma and taste with big candy caramel notes and super smooth liquor flavors with a cola like carbonation. Very good.
kryon (1107) - SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark with low off white disappearing head
Aromas of dark fruits, alcohol, oak, dark caramel malts
Sweet, neat, creamy, low bitterness, medium bodied. Kinda nice. Oaky and alcoholy aftertaste. A bit too much alcohol in aftertaste
Beer4000 (4328) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle. Dark brown, almost black body with a small tan head. Smooth and pleasant aroma of fruit, burnt sugar, malt and warming alcohol. Flavor is sweet, vinous, fruity, berries, hint of chocolate and balanced bitterness. Rather Belgium in flavor. Fine body and a good aftertaste. A very pleasant beer with lots of fruity and balanced flavor, fine balance of sweet and acidity.
Plovmand (6178) - Helsinge, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours ruby brown with a medium beige head. The aroma is sweet vinous with notes of ripe fruit, light wood, caramel and dates. Powerfull and intense flavour. Vanilla, ripe fruit, sweet malt, sweet wine, toasted malt, oak and ends up malty and warming alcoholic. Very nice!
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