BierFiend (76) - Theisberstegen, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - MAR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark cloudy brown with a small white head. The smell of alcohol comes through with some roasty smell. Tastes of caramel and alcohol with a slight bitterness. Refreshing and went well with some bread and cheese.
Beesbeer (349) - WALES - FEB 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very nice strong ale. Flavour first of all sour Bramley apples and then reminiscent of the toffee burnt raisins at the edge of a bread and butter pudding. Little hints of cinnamon, leather and creamy gold top as well as sherbet sharpness. This is an ale with the power to ambush.
Decaf (21) - - JAN 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours brown with a frothy tan head. Interesting aroma of fruit and funk. Medium heavy body, thick texture, flavor of dark fruit, wood, and alcohol. An enjoyable after dinner drink.
Scopey (3243) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Leighton (thanks for the Whale bro). It pours hazy deep brown with a small beige head. The nose is wood, earth, leather, vinous aspect, strawberry and raspberry yoghurt. The taste is caramel, wood, earth, leather, dried fruit, light tanginess, raisin, tart raspberry and alcohol warmth with a dry finish. Medium-full body and soft carbonation. Nice depth of flavour. Surprisingly I rather like it. Good stuff!
Leighton (6931) - London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at King William IV, London during the Magic Rock event. Pours mostly clear, golden-brown with a moderate, creamy tan head. Tangy fruit nose, cherries and berries, some toasty sugars. Medium to big sweet flavor with moderate alcohol presence, tangy berries, some bitter leaves, light earth, toast. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish, lightly funky with big tangy berries, cherry, grape, prunes. Fairly dynamic stuff. An interesting British take on the Belgian dubbel.
goozen (2313) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0,5ltr: Bought it at the National Brewery Centre, Burton-on-Trent. Hazy dark brown coloured brew with red glow, very active foamy and gushing brew. Taste of apple, brown sugar, caramel and some sourness, an Burton Abbey Double.
skortila (4166) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. The aroma has fruitiness, some malts. Hazy, brown coloured beer with a slight off-white head. The taste is slightly sourish, quite fruity, bit caramel malty, yeasty. Not my thing.
Palme (2234) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2012
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
0.5l bottle courtesy of StoreMy shared with ClubGonzo and InBreak. A massive massive gusher. I got the honor of opening it and it ended up all over the table, the floor and me. Itís a really hazy red-brown body with a lasting lacing off-white head. Aroma thick of blue cheese. Dust and sour white vine flavors. Clearly clearly infected. Flavors are totally off. Nuff said I suppose? 12.02.2012
ClubGonzo (2695) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2012
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle, courtesy of StoreMy (guest star of the evening), shared with Bergen Beer Geek Tasting Crew. :-) Massive gusher! Only lightning reflexes from Palme prevented a total hose-down of my living room... Whatís left in our glasses look like murky brown beer with a huge off-white head. Aroma is sour, fermented tones with hints of brett - the kind of tone which is NOT supposed to be in a beer like this... Taste follows: astringent, bitter/sour tones with some dark fruits in between. Clearly infected. Will re-rate if the opportunity arises.
MadIndian (2110) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not too ipressive for itís style. I liked the apple, caramel malt, hop and bread aroma.
A mild chocolate note. It was ok.