Enteogenisk (148) - Bålsta, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in wine glass. Pours muddy brown with close to no carbonation. The aroma is much stronger. Soft hints of chocolate toffee and it pretty much stays there on the palate as well. After two years in the bottle it has become quite shy, but still elegant in a way. What I find interesting though is how it feels a bit watered down, like there’s a splash coming on the tail, even though it is close to 11% ABV.
danlo (2492) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle from Brewdog online store. Dark reddish brown colour with a thin tan foam head leaving alittle lacing. Aroma of bready malt, molasses, caramel, raisins, chocolate. Taste is fruit cake, sweet, with caramel, treacle, dried fruits, raisins, some chocolate, coffee and earthy bitterness. Smoothish mouthfeel, medium bodied, low soft carbonation, dry warm roast bitter finish. Quite drinkable.
OminouSC2 (426) - SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The palate of the Abstrakt series is rarely good, it feels thin and fizzy even though carbonation is often low. Same thing with this one. Otherwise I like it, the aromas are very subtle, with some sweet fruit cake, chocolate and coffee. The taste is good, really good! Balanced Abt/Quad with a hint of bitter coffee in the background. A good beer!
jmgreenuk (7478) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUN 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Taps Beer Bar, Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a hazy dark brown with little life. The aroma is smoky dry ash tray malt, light floral, sweet caramel. The flavour is moderate sweet with a rich smooth grainy alcoholic bitter palate. Fully bodied with soft carbonation.
hohops (785) - Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance- dark, mahogany, ruby tinge, not much head to speak of, just a few off-white bubbles. Aroma- port, red wine, fruitcake, cherry skins, caramel, dark fruit, boozy hints, slight nuttiness, marzipan, wine again. Quite a lot going on. Taste- Madeira wine, sweet fruitcake, coffee and chocolate, raisin and cherry, burnt cherry cake, treacle, almond, marzipan. Mouthfeel is juicy and flat, and pretty thin. Lots of flavours in here, let down a bit by the mouthfeel.
leaparsons (9779) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Brewdog Leicester. Dark brown with a thin head. Earthy and smoky with cola and spices. Oily with pepper. Dark chocolate with vanilla oak barrel. Plummy with figs. Dry finish. Somehow quite thin bodied.
weordie (785) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown. Aroma is oaky, booze and a little licorice. A nice, subtle, boozy oak flavour. Not outstanding but nice.
Night_Cap (89) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2016 Bottle 330ml (2014) - cellared for 2 years. Served at cellar temperature. Pours a muddy dark brown. Head is small, off white and quickly dissipates. Aroma is rich and complex with notes of dusty rum chocolate cake, burnt caramel sauce, muscatels, sticky dates, vanilla, wood, coffee and some spices. Flavour is smooth with a very light roasted bitterness, red wine, chocolate, caramelized prunes, overripe figs, creamy oak and some light raisin toasty notes towards the finish. Full bodied with soft carbonation, slightly syrupy texture and a long warming finish. Amazingly well hidden ABV!
Kosmokrator (849) - ITALY - MAY 13, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oleoso color marrone scuro senza schiuma. Aroma di caramello, lievito e caffè, gusto dolce, setoso, caffettoso, con note di torta, cioccolato, liquore e malto. Corpo medio, setosa, oleosa, da meditazione. Buona!
PhillyCraft (5609) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle care of Barry , pours brown with no head or lace. smells like plum, rye, Concord grape. Tastes like pretzel and malt.