anders37 (16394) - MalmŲ, - FEB 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy dark fruit aroma. Sweetish malty spicy caramel and dark fruit flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy caramel finish.
oh6gdx (20238) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled@PBF IX. Amber colour, mediumsized slightly off-white head. Aroma is alcohol, some cardboard and mild earthy notes. Flavour is fruity, mild alcohol, some cardboard and some slight earthy notes.
olio (5904) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle @ PBF IX.
Pours murky orange color with a small lasting head. A bit weird cardboardy notes on the aroma, otherwise nice caramel and ripe fruits with sweetish malts, some yeast also. Sweet malts and toffee on the flavor, quite strong alcohol burn and some spicy yeasty notes on the aftertaste. Feels quite old but it has still quite a lot of flavor. No freshness info so not sure about the age though.
lusikka (6000) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle @ PBF IX. Pours a dark amber colour with a small head. Aroma is rather rich with apricot, sweet juicy peach and some yeastiness. Flavour of sweet maltiness, toffee, white grapes, apricot, and grains, yeastiness and alcohol. Alcohol is very strong here. Full bodied and thick mouthfeel. A compelx slow-sipping beer.
TBone (12440) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 750ml (PBF IX)
Dark amber color, small beige head. Alcohol, berries and toffee in the nose. Medium-bodied. Lots of toffee, alcohol. Sweet fruity flavor. A bit older vintage (no BBE marked) but still lots of booze (+ now toffee).
tiong (3647) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle @ PBF IX
Pours dark reddish brown with a foamy head. Aroma of spices, malts, ripe fruits, toffee, plums and yeast. Taste is sweet, ripe fruity and yeasty notes with some notes of toffee and plums. Finish is sweet and sticky with some maltiness and spicy ripe fruity notes. Quite heavy and sweet.
laiti (5526) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl bottle @ PBF Ⅸ
No BBE info, but the option for marking that ends at year 2008
Aroma has alcohol and caramel. Also hints of berries. Flavour has caramel, Belgian yeast, warming alcohol, some berries and ripe fruits. Perhaps also some cardboard-like malty tones. Alcohol disturbs on some sips.
kolymaTram (10) - brussels, BELGIUM - APR 18, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
best find : rich hop taste with long finish & very strong aftertaste (no sugary taste afterwards). A real gem.
Japalo (1115) - DENMARK - APR 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@home after spring garden workout with tobak. Huge foam. Brown haze. Spicy. Dark fruit. Sweetness hides the alcohol very well. A bite more complexity needed. More malt than added sucker.
ogivlado (5584) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 750ml. -from Svijet Piva Zagreb. Amber coloured with red glare, medium sized off-white head that went away fast, slight yeasty and alcoholic nose. Sweet malty, fruity, spicy and warming alcohol with touch of metal and caramel in the finish. Pleasant one.
tderoeck (4447) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
31/XII/13 - 75cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home, paired with an assorted cheese plate - BBE: 2013 (2013-1208)
Note: well, ageing this beer for 3 years in my cellar was a good idea! :-)
Clear dark red brown beer, small aery fizzy beige head, unstable, dissipates quickly, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of caramel, some vanilla, sweet and sugary, malts, honey. MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: caramel, hop bitterness, citrus, bit fruity, dried fruits, vanilla notes, cookie dough. Aftertaste: bitter hops, alcohol, bit sugary, caramel, citrus touch, dried fruits and some banana. Paired very well with the cheese plate!