mcberko (7229) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
250mL bottle, explodes upon opening, lost maybe 1/4 of the already tiny and stupidly expensive bottle. Pours a dark mahogany with a monstrous tan head. Nose brings out the dry tart red wine barrel tannins upfront, followed by Belgian yeast and subtle dark fruit. Flavour is rather exquisite, showing no sign of infection, revealing notes of dry red wine oak tannins, followed by dry dark fruits and Belgian yeast. Finishes dry, vinous and oaky. Excellent stuff, just not worth the exorbitant price.
ramboraffe (726) - SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
250 ml bottle. Dark brown with tanned head. Smell is sweet fruity and berries. Taste is fruity, heavy malty body vinous and some alcohol.
maneliquor (3275) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours dirty dark brown with a tan head which lasts for the entire duration of the beer. Nose is full if vibrant ripe berries and oak with mild earthiness. Absolutely massive raspberry and blackberry on the aroma. Taste is very red wine forward with ripe berries, mild vanilla, huge toffee and citric tang in front of a vinous feel and melted toffee base. Very unique. Very good!
timdom (19) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted side by side with its brother the Aurora Borealis 2 and some nice blue cheese. Deep reddish brown with tan head that lasted well. Dried plums, spice and cinnamon. Warming and luxurious mouth feel. Very enjoyable and contrasting to the Borealis which is aged in cognac casks.
Geiserich (3467) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAY 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Aroma is quite sour but also sweet, dark berries, molasse, port wine. Dark brown color. Oily texture, sweet/sour, barrels, plums, candy.
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A slow gusher. Slight hazy deep reddish-brown body, over a tanned head with short duration. Rich sweet malt nose. Notes of dark dried fruits, port and dried wood. Fat body, succulent texture. Big bitter-sweet malt base. Some fruity acidity underneath. A good deal of bittering hops is noticable. Strong barrel tones. Warming alcohol throughout. A very pleasant sipper.
Arve_Christian (3280) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Stovner (o order). FdRk brown color, ok foam. Immediately malty , dried fruits, cherries, nice barrel &yeast influence: high aroma intensity. Full body & high complexity . Some sweetness, very well balanced. Very enjoyable
beer_est_deus (748) - örebro, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mörkt, mörkt röd-brun, nästan så den är svart med ett stort brunt skum. Doft: Källare, malt, röd vin, ek, alkohol, söta torkade äpplen, kanderat socker, kryddor torkad aprikos. Smak: Kola, söta körsbär, humle, malt, kanderat socker, söta torkade äpplen/äppel likör, trä, kryddor, jul must, belgisk karamell malt, frukt soda och lite alkohol.
jookos (2621) - FINLAND - APR 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle bbe 17, a gusher Dark brown. Very lovely flemish red- like vinous acidicy on nose, but with a much fuller malt backing. Full soft bodied, oaky, vinous, but still malty, body. Feels a bit salty even. Really nice drink, intersting.
abstractbeer (238) - NORWAY - MAR 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014-03-25. Dark, pretty black color. Large rocky head. Red wine and wood dominates the aroma. Almost like a sour ale, but without that bretty component. Cherry notes. Somewhat muddy flavor, but definite flavors of coffee, burnt wood. Some fruityness flying around in the beginning and in the aftertaste. Full body and very soft carbonation. Great balance, a hint of sourness and a backbone of bitterness with a sweetness coming through here and there. Interesting and different!