mentalmind (49) - FINLAND - JUN 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared a 60ml bottle with my spouse. Aged about two years. Tasted it warm with no ice. Pours dark brown and still. Smell is quite mild and pleasant, cough medicine comes to mind in a good way. Taste is suprisingly strong, condenced barley wine with licorice on top. Alcohol burns in the end. It was a bit too intense for my woman, but I enjoyed it. I could get these as a shot from time to time.
dslam (103) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2016
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 60ml bottle. Dark brown clear liquid with no head. Very good aroma, it does not smell very alcoholic at all. Good first sip with a burst of flavor that dissipates rather quickly. It has the alcoholic after bite, but it slowly disappears as well.
Since the alcohol bite is so strong, there is nothing left on the palate to enjoy the lasting taste. However I am quite enjoying the tingling caused by the alcohol.
On second sip I noticed that the beer is quite viscous, and reminds me of barley wines.
pictoman (885) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 60mL bottle shared with Dslam [aged ~2 years]. Amber brown, no head, no carbonation. Aroma of caramel malt and dark stone fruit, doesn’t smell much more alcohol-y than your average barley wine. Holds much of the same flavours on taste, but dissipates quite quickly from the alcohol. Alcohol isn’t overpowering, but still provides a mild burn, not unpleasant like a cheap spirit. Originally thought it would be a one-off novelty that would just be for the experience, but it’s actually not bad. Add some water back in and it would be like a barley wine.
Marduk (5848) - Reval, ESTONIA - DEC 31, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poison bottle. Straight from the bottle. Malty, sweet, fruity, oily hops in aroma. Very malty and sweeet and hoppy in taste. Dry mouthfeel. Harsh but full of flavors. Didn’t expect that. Beer is not completely killed and I like it. Sipper.
FatPhil (13061) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 31, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
60ml bottle (Alus Celle, Riga)
Rather pleasant sweetish malty base, but quite a pleasant hop liqueuer on top of that. Same goes for the taste. Does have a big alcohol booze burn if you drink it at above zero temperatures I’m sure (I can breathe fire from it), but I’m drinking this at -10C, and it slips down rather easily as a sipper, as a hop liqueuer. Bitterness is nettley and spicy, but fits perfectly with whatever it is. I was expecting more breadiness, from what others had said. No mind, I liked it as the hop liqueuer.
gueuze (783) - - SEP 24, 2015
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Schwarz, Schlieren im Glas. Ohne CO2. Geruch wie ein Lösemittelschlag in’s Gesicht mit Sherrynoten. Im Mund pappig. Im Nachgeschmack dann sprittig. Läuft heiß den Rachen runter.
Idiosynkrasie (6066) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
60ml [?] phial. Opaque, dark brown colour, no head, everlasting lacings stain the clear glass into brown. Intense cough syrup aroma, nose cleaning menthol or eucalyptus tang, notes of molasses, liqueur, Grand Marnier, Averna, tea, liquorice, sorrel, Scotch thistle, sage. Four staged taste cascade starts with molasses, moves over liquorice and tea to Scotch thistle and sage; a good deal of alcohol, naturally. Hardly to be rubricated under beer; a taste etude nevertheless.
Brandman (2660) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep mahogany body, no head. Aroma has much alcohol, resiny and sweet notes. Much bitterness. Liqourice, some orange. Somehow there is something that reminds me of beer. Harsh.
tarmok (1068) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: caramel, bread, chocolate, roasted malts. Appearance: brown clear liquid without head. Taste: heavy cloying sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, alcohol, roasted malts. Palate: full body, sticky, flat, astringent, long bitter finish,
indrekr (345) - ESTONIA - MAY 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: alcohol, caramel, chocolate. Appearance: amber, clear, no head. Taste: heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness. Palate: full body, sticky, flat, astringent, long bitter finish.