DwarfeD (1819) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle at home. Clear amber brown with a small slightly off-white head. Full body with low carbonation. Boozy sweetness with some hoppy bitterness. Caramel, vanilla, booze, dark fruits, some wood, whiskey, chocolate, hops and spices. A great full flavoured experiment.
461er (15) - Heilbronn, GERMANY - JUL 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Heinrich3000, kwh. Tiny head, clear dark amber. Full body,
bitter hops with nice sweet finish which reminds a touch to Port Wine-very fine carbonation-unbelievable 14,5%.
toob1994 (3) - - JUL 23, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I had this beer a week ago and I can still remember the awesome taste, caramel, whiskey...
Nocturne (1302) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Clear amber pour with thin ring of head. Aroma is loaded with caramel and whiskey tones. Brown sugar, raisins too. Can detect more than a hint of the DIPA that went into it. Taste is very much the same elements as the aroma, but doesn’t seem particularly complex or interesting. Sweet, warming, plus a bit of burn at times. Nice sipper but didn’t really live up to my expectations.
bytemesis (4969) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle with thanks to BenH! Pours hazy chestnut, small off-white head dissipates to a ring that laces well. Aroma is very oaky, dark sugars, vanilla, toffee, light pine, dates. Flavor is full on sweet, medium bitter, oak, whiskey, pine, a bit of citrus. I am not getting any peaty or smoky flavors though. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. Very, very hot from the ABV. Pretty darn good, but a bit too hot.
BMessiah (5) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 24, 2014 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours almost without a head, though a thin white head dissolves fast. Aroma is a bit spicy, but mainly sweet caramel. Tastes veeeeery, too, sweet. Raisins, vanilla, honey and whiskey. Some hops peek in the taste but not enough for a brew mixed from IPAs. Alcohol doesn’t taste through even with this abv.
andrepintado (2061) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUN 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle from cerveteca, lisboa. Dark copper color with thin head. Body is spiky and medium. Finish is long. Taste is medium to high sweet, medium bitter. Aroma is caramel, alcohol, vanilla, whisky, chocolate, spices.
oops (211) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Brewdog Glasgow. Reddish-copper with almost no (white) head. In aroma, which is really intense, malt, caramel, wood, alcohol, fruits, spices and ofcourse some hops. One of the craziest aromas IMHO. Nice and smooth, but tooooo sweet.
martjoobolut (1794) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 3, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33L bottle. Pours clear amber-copper with off-white head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is intense caramel, hoppy bitter, sour notes, alcohol, wood, and vanilla. Taste is very sweet, intense caramel, pine, oak, and vanilla. Finish is nice bitter with some alcohol burn. Overall: great brew.
Vaiz (3990) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in Italy. Clear amber pour, thin off-white head. Aroma is full of whiskey, vanilla, oak, caramel, iodine, peat, sugars and quite boozy. Flavor is very sweet, spicy and very alcoholic. More bitterness comes almost minutes later and the hops end up dominating the finish. Thick body, but just not thick enough for the sweet booze bomb this is. Interesting brew, nonetheless.