angelkostvo (1093) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark amber colour, small beige head. Aroma of honey, toffee, rape peach, rape banans, liquirice. Taste is medium sweet and quite complex. Medium to full body, oily to creamy texture, soft carbonation. Very nice.
Narkee (15) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark amber with very little head. Honey, raisins, bubblegum, smoke and alcohol aroma. Palate is syrupy and thick. Taste is very complex with raisins and sweet caramel body throughout. Boozy from start to finish but in a good way.
SinH4 (2306) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 19, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
beautiful dark amber color with hardly any head. Deep smell of sweetness and hops, dark fruits, very complex. Complex sweetness on the tongue (very sweet), probably due to the cask influence. Barleywine feeling in the palate. Alcohol is very noticeable from start to finish. No bitterness (probably also due to the cask influence). Great for a special occasion.
Cuso (7433) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 17, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Bottle park, Bratislava. Dark amber color with minimal white head. Aroma of whiskey, malt, fruits, caramel. Very sweet taste with caramel, malt, dried fruits, candied orange zest, vanilla, oak, alcohol - whiskey. Full bodied beer. Sweet strong alcoholic finish. Very tasty sipper, I liked it a lot. Perfect birthday drink.
haukur (1624) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - AUG 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Almost whisky looking, golden brown, almost no head. There is a fantastic whiff of vanilla, cocoa, whisky, some slight toffee, wet cardboard. Taste is medium to heavy sweet but very well balanced with oak, burn and a slight hop bite. Full bodied, slick texture, soft carbonation. Long hot finish. Awesome
mmahut (1790) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2014 Bottle, OP. Dark ruby body with low head. Aroma is complex at first sniff, has a lot of barrel wood, light ash, dark fruits, evident alcohol too, berries, ripped cherries, wood is pretty strong in there, but very complex, whiskey sweet background, very light smoke ending, prunes, light vanilla touch. Taste has high barrel sweetness, bitterness is long lasting but low, dark fruity sweetness. Body is full, oily texture, medium to low carbonation. Extremely complex, I just love barrel aged beers. #cellar
JoeMcPhee (9244) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to jercraigs and Mabel for this one. Amber-brown pour. The nose is lovely. Pine and a bit of sweet brown sugar along with a touch of fruit. Rich and hoppy with a nice softly resiny character. Date and plum along with the hoppiness. Pretty lovely brew really. It’s got a nice bit of malt character.
jmgreenuk (7083) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - AUG 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2014 Bottle... Poured a medium amber with a thin broken white head. The aroma is rich caramel toffee. The flavour is medium sweet with a rich sweet boozy alcohol caramel palate. Mediurn bodied with average carbonation. A real sweetie with lots of boozy alcohol, a lovely box too :-)
kermis (9841) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours clear amber with a small off white head. Aroma of butterscotch, sweet malt, toffee, wood and booze. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.
jercraigs (9447) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014-07-23. Crisp dark amber body with a small frothy beige head. 3+ Aroma is sweet, light tea like accents, muted fruit notes. Flavour is quite sweet, sugary and sort of fruity throughout, lightly bitter and alcoholic in the finish, lingering sweet sugary malt in the aftertaste. Pleasant, the alcohol is surprisingly restrained considering. Dangerously drinkable. Smooth average plus bodied palate, low to no carbonation. 3+ Pretty nice but I don’t love it. Bottle from either BrewDog or Valhalla’s Goat, Glasgow. I forget which.