kbudd19 (911) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 12, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle explosion...god damn I am having bad luck tonight. Black almost stout like pour, a shit ton of foam that leaves breadcrumbs all over the sides of my glass. Aroma, very interesting Mr. Holmes, bright acidic red wine notes, oak, leather, brown sugar, raisins, reminds me more of an American sour than a Belgian quad. Taste, wowza, this is a really interesting beer, while the aroma is fairly acidic smelling, the taste at first blow delivers a burst of malty sweetness, the wine like acidic notes then follow, a little bit of after heat shows up in your throat once the dust settles. A very interesting take on a quad and one that in my humble opinion works really damn well!
Timyone (15) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I have a bit of a blocked nose and for some reason was smelling tomato. I enjoyed the thick mouth feel, and really got an aged complex beer taste. Worth a try
Boutip (5266) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a deep cloudy brown color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of strong residual sugar with some vinous notes and some dry fruits notes. Taste is also a very interesting mix between some residual sugars; some brown sugar notes with some vinous notes which kind of re-balance the sweetness. Body is full with limited filtration and good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Interesting but I would be really curious to taste this beer without the red wine notes.
motelpogo (7642) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle from the great nogne o stall at braukunst live 2014. dark brown with a reddish tinge and a gentle tan head; vinous aroma hinting at red berries and a light woody funk; rich texture; subdued yeast flavours with good old aussie cab sav earthiness, plums, faint treacle sweetness. delicious and complex stuff from what must be a strong candidate for best australian brewery at the moment
fletchfighters (1285) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
250 ML bottle
Really hard to say this was a quad as came out more like a big sour. Big explosive head, murky brown color, light tan head. Three finger height.
Nose was citrus, red wine, sourness, sultana, oak, brown sugar and dark fruits.
Taste is dominated by the barrel and the sourness of it. Lots of red wine and tannins followed by lots of sourness.
Medium carbonation, really light bodied and easy to drink. Great beer from Australia that not many know of
bartlebier (2760) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - FEB 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,25cl pour @Braukunst Live München 02/2014. Pours a deep aubergine brown. Aromas of raisin, sweet malts. The red wine cask has a powerful imprint on tannin-dry palate, spicy Australian red and dark berry notes overpowering the roasted malt toffee or hop spice. Mild and suave blend, very easy to drink, but will hopefully gain in proper "beer character" a bit with age.
Koelschtrinker (13628) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Leicht süßer Antrunk, leichte Holznoten. Dunkel herb, wenig aromatisch. Minimale Säure. Rundes, vielleicht etwas zu mildes Imperial Stout. 11/9/9/9//10
Vighals (2132) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mørk brun uklar med flott lys brunt skum som ligger helt ut. Lukter sure kirsebær... Surøl? Søt fruktig smak, noe sure toner men ikke surøl...
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2014 Flaske 0,25l fra Vinmonopolet, Tromsø Sentrum. Batch 860B. #00607. Skibotn 4 Mai 13. Dyp mørkebrun. Kjempehøyt luftig skum med litt farge. Litt lacing. Svakt syrlig aroma. Smaken friskt syrlig. Overraskende. Stikkelsbær? Myk munnfølelse. Smaken behagelig syrlig. Blir litt uvariert. Litt sedimener igjen i flaska. Alkoholen godt kamuflert. KI=3
bjerkeaa (180) - NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour with insane carbonation. Please watch out, when you open this one up. Bottle doesn’t say any specific serving temp, but I opened it a slight bit above 12 C. The spray almost reached the roof.
Anyway, dominant aroma of berries, almost sour-like qualities. Quite pleasant. Taste is more like a sour/coffee stout, with emphasis on the latter. A very weird mix of some coffee roast bitterness, mixed with the aforementioned berries. Works out excellent, in some weird way. Must try, pretty unique.