teorn88 (2707) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlog rating. 33cl bottle from BD Shoreditch, London. It pours a deep ruby/amber color with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet and lightly boozy with notes of toffee, marsh mellow, burnt sugar, vanilla, light wood, faint hops and spices. Taste is quite sweet again, with notes of caramel, chocolate biscuit, vanilla, peppery wood, faint hops. Finishes a tad boozy and bitter. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Not sure I’d want to drink this one with a burger, a Punk IPA could do a better job I think
Kosmokrator (516) - ITALY - OCT 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Scuro color bruno con riflessi rubino in controluce e un massiccio cappello di schiuma beige chiaro. Sentori di cioccolato, vaniglia, zucchero caramellato e bourbon; gusto in bilico tra dolce e amaro con note di caramello, zucchero di canna, malto abbrustolito, miele di castagno ed un finale legnoso con un delicato tocco di bourbon. Corpo medio-lieve, effervescenza gentile, struttura setosa. Esperimento curioso, discretamente bilanciato, ma ho provato di meglio.
androman (492) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle @ home from Csak a Jó Sör, Budapest.
Body is clear, reddish-dark brown,
Head is small, off white, mostly diminishing, good lacing.
Nose is roasted, smokey, dark fruits, chocolate,
Aroma is the same and whisky.
Taste is light to medium sweet, medium roasty bitter.
Finish is dark chocolate medium bitter with average duration.
Full body, slightly sticky texture, soft carbonation.
Great dessert beer.
kappldav123 (5158) - GERMANY - SEP 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at CBC 2014. Beer in the glass deep black, small head. Heavy malty aroma. Starts mild, malty, light notes of coffee, a bit woody. Finish milder, some earthy notes. Mild malty aftertaste. Not bad!
flying_pig (996) - SCOTLAND - SEP 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£4.00):
Another highly enjoyable Brewdog offering, this one definitely goes some way to covering for the disappointment I had after trying their Magic Stone Dog collaboration with Magic Rock and Stone. Despite the fact it probably wouldn’t be my first choice of beer to pair with a burger I can see why people would enjoy the two together, it was smooth and not too light with plenty going for it; definitely one worth trying.
tiong (4010) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Ales by Mail
BBE 14.02.16 - Pours dark reddish brown with a smooth light brown head. Aroma of buttery bourbon notes, wood, syrup, honey, toffee and caramel. Taste is sweet, light bodied and syrupy with loads of vanilla, oak, butter and toffee notes. Finish is sweet and watery(!) with some hoppiness, toffee, vanilla and oaky notes. Quite interesting, but feels a bit watery.
melush (970) - SPAIN - SEP 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en Slainte. Color marron oscuro, casi negro. Sabor a malta tostada, chocolate, ligeramente a vainilla.
Ferris (4968) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Light grains and chocolate notes,with some barrel sweetness. Deep maroon with a beige head. Lots of barrel and bourbon notes, vanilla, caramel, chocolate and a nice rich finish. Quite big for the relatively low ABV.
daje (2609) - NORWAY - AUG 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Grünerløkka Brygghus during Oslo Beer Week 2014. Dark brown body with a small tanned head. Chocolate aroma with bourbon, oak, raisin. Taste of bourbon, vanilla, strong coffee, light anise, good roasty malt bitterness, short chocolate and bourbon aftertaste. Quite nice.
jdjuice (338) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - AUG 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with slight red tint. Not quite porter black, but close. Nose is crazy vanilla and oak, straight out of the barrel. Quite light, what you’d expect from a Scotch ale, but with a really heavy vanilla flavor on top, with dry oakiness that’s quite interesting.