tkrjukoff (4058) - 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) - Tromsø, 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 it’s 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.
Habanero (2617) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours hazy brown with a little tan head. Nose of toasted malt vanilla, chocolate, alcohol notes and caramel. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and slightly bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft CO2. Quite nice..★★★★
inkubuzz (15) - CHILE - DEC 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
aroma of sweet wine and alcohol. tastes like alcohol mainly, a little sweet wine. slight notes of vainilla, raisins, and maybe some chocolate. not a bad brew, but "ive had better"
brokensail (10917) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A mahogany colored pour with an off-white head. Somewhat nutty aroma. Lots of toffee, some caramel, and a bit of cocoa. Quite a bit of alcohol, too. Not much in the way of barrel character. Sweet toffee and caramel malt flavor profile. A bit of toasted nuts, some chocolate, and a mild vanilla note. Some hints of fruit and light alcohol on the finish.
LarsEngen (363) - Sandvika, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
37,5 cl bottle nr 9264 of 9987 from Vinmonopolet Vika. Pours deep brown with a small off white head that dissapears quickly. Vinous oak aroma with notes of resin, alcohol and licorice. Sweet friuty taste with a nice balanced bitterness. Some notes of chocolate too. Interesting one.
pilsnerrogge (2497) - 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 (1143) - 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.