DSG (11399) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Vova’s place. Thanks Vova. Clear amber-chestnut color. Nice aroma of lots of whiskey, vanilla, wood, malt, caramel and a bit of alcohol. Very sweet flavor, malty, caramelly, with lots of whiskey, vanilla, a bit of nuts, a bit of stale hops, alcohol and a slightly bitterish finish. Medium to full-bodied, quite alcoholic, a bit syrupy.
zacgillbanks (4233) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. A dark amber beer that pours with no head. It has a very rich red fruit, malt, currant and vanilla flavour, oak and sweet sugary sherbet finish. Very good and it has no burning alcoholic warmth to the beer.
gEUS (1702) - Linden, BELGIUM - NOV 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle at home. (cellar temperature) Pours clear dark amber, no head - filtered. Intense caramel and toasty nose, with some smoky and bitter pine in the back. Medium to full body with resinous bitterness, added with some smoke. Sweetness all the way, alcohol warmth in the finish, ending round & bitter, aftertaste dry and little alcohol burn. Taste is grapefruit juice, some nuts, caramel and malts. A bit too harsh to be well balanced.
BrewTom (568) - - OCT 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A massive, caramel, toffee, Barley Wine-esque, bold, deep, rich ale with a lovely hop hit and undertones of Belgium-ness. Yum!
Rated by BrewTom
Benzai (12776) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus and Thompson. Nice red color, average to medium sized off-white head that diminishes quite quickly. Aroma is sweetish malts, sweetness, some oak and whisky influences in the aroma. Somehow I don’t really like it. Taste malts, oak, lightly alcoholic, sweetish, sweetish alcohol, bitter.
Thompson (588) - - OCT 30, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Medium beige foamy head... clear red colour with a nice orange glow.... smell bitter hops yeasty... taste roamy bitter bit sour om after taste... very good. Bottle Shared by benzai. ..
DutchDrebus (5507) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ benzai. Dark amber colour with a small off-white head. Smells deep barley wine, alcohol, malts, sweet. Tastes super deep, deep hops, malts, sugary, deep fruityness, some alcohol. Warming, full body, soft carbo.
panacea (94) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours ruby red/brown clear with one finger white head. Nose is dark fruits, toffee and scotch. Taste is more on the fruity and hoppy side, yet very sweet and lots of caramel notes. Some warming alcohol as well. Full body, low carbonation. Excellent brew, but more of a barley wine than an IPA.
SVD (1320) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home, ruby red beer with a small head, aroma is wood, scotch, fruit. Taste is wood, scotch, fruits like raisins, sweet... VERY NICE !
Theydon_Bois (16472) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home, from BD Online, 16/10/14.
Amber with reddish hues topped with a decent beige covering.
Nose is candied frut peel, sweet notes, touch of booze, bitter tropical bastards, light smoke, toffee.
Taste comprises sweet tingles, rich caramel, candied fruit peel, booze tunes, light spice, toffee fudge, figs, dates.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, warming alcohol in the close.
Decent offering, boozey do but drinks a good chunk below the ABV!