wedgie9 (1666) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 24, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted on 8/23/11 from a synthetic corked and caged 375mL bottle purchased in Prague, brought to me from Europe by the beautiful and amazing Jane, 2009 vintage, bottle 325 of 1060. Pours nearly black, opaque, dark brown, with a thick tan head that slowly recedes to a spot of lace with a decent collar. The nose is dark with roasted coffee and dark chocolate, with some resin hops bitterness, and a really great blackberry (or black raspberry) syrup aroma. The flavor is lightly sweet with some milk chocolate up front, moving to the more bitter, roasted qualities of coffee and dark chocolate, some resin hops bitterness, with the black raspberry flavor bringing up the rear. The body is full with an almost syrup texture, with light carbonation and a very long darkly roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and black raspberry finish.
weark (103) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
For my 100th ratting - Bottle 408 on 1060 from Erzbierschof - Black color, tan head, fast disappearing, no lacing - raspberries, whisky, chocolate, vanilla, red fruits marmalade aroma - light raspberries, whisky, roasted malt, oak, earthy hops flavor - Medium Body, light sourness, medium bitterness, dry, long roasted malt bitter sour and dry finish - interesting and complex beer
Jamedra (271) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Láhev 375 ml 330/1060. Aroma je příjemné pražené kávy s výrazným nádechem ostružin a alkoholovým závojem. Pěna je mocca barvy, jemná, nízká a rychle mizící. Barva samotného piva je temná a neprůsvitná. Chuť má velmi příjemný kávový střed se šťavnatým ostružinovým doprovodem který se drží až do samého konce, finiš má výrazný alkoholový nádech, který splývá se šťavnatostí ostružin. Toto pivo je velmi unikátní chuti, krásně kombinuje robustnost s jemností a musím říct že jsem si jej opravdu užil.
thewolf (10554) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, bought @ Mikkeller Bar, Cph. Pours deep brown with a small, brown film head. Aroma has fine caramel, chocolate, oak, whisky, fresh fruitiness. Medium to low carbonation, fine dry and creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has fine roasted malts, chocolate, oak, lots of tart fruit. Well balanced.
Tinco (514) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a big fluffy light brown head. Aroma: BIG raspberry note, some whiskey, spicy, nutty, dark fruits, but really the raspberries are overpowering, whiskey dark chocolate, . Taste: slightly sour, roasted, slightly bitter with a nice fruity sweetness. Notes of slightly tart raspberries, whiskey soaked berries, some roast, ash, some funky sugars. Flavour is very complex and there are sooo many flavours that blend together so it makes it hard to describe. THe raspberries and whiskey are dominant and play well together with the roasty base. Nice on Brewdog!
Scopey (4697) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle #923 of 1060 to celebrate my 1st wedding anniversary. It pours very dark brown with a quickly dissipating tan head. The nose is jammy, dark berry, raspberry, earth, roasty, smoke, coffee, honey and stewed orange. The taste is light roast, tangy berry, raspberry, bramble, jam, earth, wood, some alcohol warmth, cola, liquorice, nice sour fruitiness, light smoke, some acidity, iodine and a touch of spice with a dry, roasty finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Nice depth of flavour. Tasty and well-balanced. Fresh I preferred this version to the Imperial, however with a few years of aging the reverse is true. A very nice beer nonetheless.
Yorker (851) - Herning, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
37.5 cl corked bottle @ home (Bottle #247). Pours black with a lot of sediment and a tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is raspberries, whisky, caramel, and a little liquorice. Flavour is raspberries, oak, and some warming alcohol – with a slightly tart finish.
madmitch76 (12248) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
15th January 2011
Opaque and very dark brown beer. Good brown head. Raspberry and a little whisky on the nose. Fresh softish palate. Creamy dark malt base, not dry or bitter. Mellow whisky with fresh tangy raspberry and a trace of wood. Semi dry finish. All the disparate elements come together in to a fruity adult beer!
maekchu (1469) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUN 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Fruit in the nose, blackberry, raspberry, and some cough drops, too. Very strong berry flavors cover the tongue, not much of anything else, though the hops do come through a bit in the final. Kind of a fruit wine spritzer of a beer. Thin-medium body. Fun, unusual, but the fruit just dominates too much.
KyotoLefty (5594) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 23, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Jammy raspberry nose, dust, chocolate, cough syrup. Sweet, syrupy flavor, berries and jam, cough syrup again. Thick and cloying, with a little wood and smoke. Sloppy and ill-done, just sweet fruit jam, nothing like the original Basha.
Hotspur (16) - Nara, JAPAN - JUN 23, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Deep ruby color. Dusty fruit aroma, hints of cough syrup. Doesn’t taste like Bashah at all. Very fruity, a hint of malt. Nothing to get excited about.