Beer3000 (3727) - Kristiansand, - NOV 6, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle. Barrel aged lager, WTF. What a crazy idea, probably a bad idea but I like the idea more than the beer. It’s slightly cloudy golden with a small and fast diapering white head. The aroma has caramel, vanilla and some butterscotch. Pretty unusually in the nose. Flavor is sweet and acidic, light malty, oak, vanilla, some bitterness and a hint of butterscotch. Medium body and the aftertaste is just the same weird flavor as the rest of it. Just a bunch of strange flavor without any balance and actually not nice at all. I just love to hate this one.
kerenmk (1214) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at our place. Clear golde-amber, quick dissolving white head. Wine and raisins in the nose, sweetish petrol in the mouth. Medium body, very fizzy, long, white wine finish. Not good.
zvikar (2040) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Pours orange to yellow with a small head, aroma of pine, wood, tire, plum vinaigrette, flavor of red wine, apple vinegar, medium bodied
Acid303 (262) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - APR 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle. Pours transparent orange with medium white frothy head. Caramelish aroma with fruits added, evoques sweetness. The flavour is really oaky, pretty much a blend of whisky and white grape, with some fruitiness added as well. The mouthfeel is light/medium, soft carbonation. Weird, not bad though.
DSG (3927) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Clear deep golden with a white head,. Aroma of wood, quite acidic and vinous, and a bit of hops, slightly stale. Bitter flavor of hops, a bit of floral and a bit stale, lots of wood and some funky vinous notes. Medium-bodied. Kinda weird.
zacgillbanks (957) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Trembling Madness, York. A golden coloured beer with a slight sugary sweet and sour initial flavour followed by vanilla, oak and whisky notes and slight smoke on the finish.
Martinus (1791) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma of fusel oils, alcohol, wood, caramel malts, grapefruit and lemongrass. Sweet malty flavour, finish lemongrass, fusel oils and malts.
(From 33cL bottle shared @ ZZT VI)
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
8th June 2012
Hazy amber beer, tidy off white head. Mildly crisp palate, fairly dry. Vanilla oak and a little sour whisky, quite mild and in good balance with the oak. Palate turns softer and sublte orange hops appear before a sei dry finish. Not bad! A bit off the beaten track.
Countbeer (2853) - Best of Eindhoven ohne Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Kiss The Kitchen Floor or better known as ZZT VI (2013): kindly shared by Martinus:
Medium to smaller sized light white head which changes into a lacing on top of a hazy yellow/orange colored beer.
Aromas of vinous notes, nettle, lemon, hops, grapefruit, spicy and floral.
Flavours of spices, hops, citrus, grapefruit, floral, bitters, malts, hint of caramel and something light sweet ish...
Aftertaste is bitter, spicy, hops, floral, malts and something herbal.
Low carbo, soft spicy mouthfeel, good medium body and a light watery texture.
Quite a nice beer.
dEnk (2636) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ ZZT. Aroma has big wood, some caramel malts, slight hop note. Flavour is is quite bitter with a sweet woody barrel note. Nice.
jmgreenuk (1288) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a clear amber with a thin white head and medium carbonation. The aroma is dominated by the oak and whisky. There’s nothing wrong with that! The flavour is rich, oaky and it tastes like the whisky was poured into the mix rather than being gently absorbed from the barrel. The whisky burns a little, but its not overpowering. I don’t think there’s much middle ground with this beer, you will either love it or hate it. I thought is was great. It’s an ideal beer to introduce a whisky drinker to the world of beer. You can almost chew the oak!