Stuu666 (2870) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is liquorice, tart berries, taste is sweet and fruity with a hint of whisky.
laiti (5807) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
37,5 cl bottle @ lusikka. Bottle #9482/9829, bottled 12.12.2012
Aroma feels stale with ripe fruits and some berries. Also some moldy tones, raspberries, blackcurrant and fruit-like perfume tones. Flavour has dark berries, blackcurrants and some licorice. Also raspberries. Salty and medicine-like, just like other Abstrakts. At the end of the glass raspberries take over, but it does not make this any better.
olio (6307) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml bottle. Bottle No. 9482/9829. Bottled on 12.12.2012.
Pours dark red color with no head. Very berry-dominant aroma, some wooden notes, alcohol, blackcurrant and some fruits. Salty and fruity flavor, dark berries, some wood and faint yeast. Weird but decent.
lusikka (6354) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle. Pours a black colour without a head. Aroma of roastiness, some leather and chocolate. Flavour of roasted malts, strong tart raspberry seeds, some blackcurrant juice, saltiness, bread and some spiciness. Medium bodied and a dry, sweet, juicy finish. Quite unique and pleasant.
tiong (3855) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 12/12/12, bottle #9482/9829 - Pours pitch black with a tiny head. Aroma of berries, wood, hints of oak and yeasty maltiness. Taste is heavy with loads of berries, whisky, wood and juicy blackcurrant notes. Finish is smooth and oaky with loads of berries and blackcurrant notes. Quite strange berry juice.
Beese (1996) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at BrewDog Shepherd’s Bush on 16 September. Poured a thick, pitch black, with a thin tan head. Big aroma of blackberries, dark fruit and big malt. Mouthfeel was really thick and syrup like. Complex flavours of berries, sherbet, dark chocolate and black cherry. More cherry in the finish, with burnt sugar, pastry, straw and dried fruit.
kingvit (232) - - SEP 3, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: caramel, red berries, hazelnut; Appearance: reddish brown, minimal head; Taste: medium sweetness, medium sourness, slight bitterness; Palate: long finish, soft carbonation, oily texture, full body.
A Porto among beers, long-lasting taste. A bit boozy.
llkc (430) - århus, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
duft: brun farin. sød. lidt rugbrød. frugtig duft. lidt vin duft. lidt tobak.
smag: solbær. brombær. en smule brun farin, tobak. smager lidt af frugt vin. sød.
jamestulloch (1462) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, shared with Andrew. Black body with no head or lacing. Aroma of treacle, whisky and salted caramel. Flavour of sweet treacle and raspberry syrup. Strong alcohol. Medium body with a slick, oily texture. Soft carbonation prickle. A complex beer but it tastes a bit too boozy for my liking.
ATulloch (118) - Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from George Woods (BrewDog brewer) brewed on the 12/12/12. pours a jet black with no head or carbonation. Pungent aromas of treacle, caramel with a slight whisky note. Strong taste of again treacle with a blackberry hit and whisky sting. Strong alcohol linger. Lovely beer but not my type.