DruncanVeasey (7351) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Erm, the 2012 version (exactly the same recipe as 2011??). Pale chestnut topped with creamy beige. Rich, plummy, deeply Belgian aroma with suggestions of cinder toffee, almond, Shep-like hopcone. A sniffer. Slick, weighty, rich malt and oak softness with hints of liquorice, berries, yeast extract, smooth oak and sweet almond. Mature, elegant sipper.
olio (6803) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle, vintage 2012. BBE 15.11.2014.
Pours hazy copper color with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma is quite faint with some nuts, malts and dried fruits. Flavor of malts, dried ripe fruits, some nutty notes, wood, hints of toffee and mild hay. Quite straightforward and flawless. Has a mouth-drying effect. Decent.
lusikka (6688) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle.
Pours a copper amber colour with a small beige head. Aroma of toasted malts, licorice, dried fruits and apricot. Flavour of toasted malts, some metallic notes, chocolate, apricot, grass and some licorice. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a fruity, dry, malty finish. Decent.
Borup (6680) - Albertslund, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl. bottle. Dark amber colour with abn off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, fruit, hops and caramel.
Svesse (6634) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at White Horse, Parson’s Green, London, 26 Nov 2011) Dark brown colour with hints of ruby when seen through light. Brief, bubbly head. Malty, fruity nose with caramel, dried fruit, raisins and coffee. Malty, roasted taste with notes of coffee, raisins, prunes, red berries (raspberries?) and a slightly bitter-sweet finish. Medium body, with a slight sweetness and a decent bitterness. Well balanced, tasty and quite nice.
downender (6586) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask-conditioned at the Three Tuns, Bristol 14/11/2011. Reddish-amber with a decent, off-white head. Aroma of red berry fruit, caramel, cereal malts and a touch of citrus hop. Flavour had more fruit, biscuity malts and ended with a bitter finish with a touch of warming alcohol. Very enjoyable.
Ferris (6340) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Vintage 2012 - Toasted malts and some light dark fruit. Clearish copper with a rich beige head. Dark fruit, caramel and cocoa. Some plum notes peek out as well.
laiti (6261) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle vintage 2012 @ home, BBE 15.11.2014
Aroma is quite light with some caramel, toffee and hay. Flavour has English hops, toffee and some biscuits. Also hints of vanilla and wood. Finishes with grainy notes and some gooseberry bush. Too English for me but decent anyway.
Geokkjer (6158) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, some fruitiness, some cellar notes and berries. Flavor is sweet and bitter with some berries, cellar notes and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.Strange one.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl, as Bristol Vintage 2012, new exclusive English brew, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, complex brew, malty/woody and slightly fruity/spicy, balanced, hazy, good head, good brew