weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Part6 of my wedding present, cheers Mes. Think this is the last of the fucking epic package you did for me. Would it be selfish to divorce and re-marry for another gift pack? Possibly. And she’d feed me my knackers. Think this might have been one of the beers that brought on the gout attack from hell. It was worth it though! Very complex fruit and malts, nice bushy alcohol thing. I loved it. I wonder how many of my rates you’re personally responsible for? I’ll bet my top 100 has over 80% of beers from you in it. Should do that one day but I’m always trying to catch up with a a crippling backlog. Speaking of which...
Fred82 (2117) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at a tasting thanks to glouglouburp
Appearance : Dark amber, medium creamy head.
Aroma : Vinous and woody. Notes of cherries. Quite fruity.
Taste : Vinous, oaky. Oak sourness. Tannic and a bit mineral. Very woody. No traces of alcohol.
Overall : Very enjoyable and interesting. At first nobody was sure if they liked it or not but after each sip it became better and better. Nose is awesome. Taste is a bit less. Very unique brew. Thanks Dany.
Ibrew2or3 (7511) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 5, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Courtesy of SHIG. Pours hazy opaque copper – brown with thin off white head. The aroma is tart berry fruitiness and tart Brett-ness. The taste is a bit punchy with carbonation pushing up tart berry fruity notes and then picking up increasing Brett like crushed aspirin qualities. Meh!
TheBeerGod (5595) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged. Called Scaldis Prestige de Nuits and has Cuvee Speciale 2009 on the towards the neck. Pours a dark, murky brown with a moderate tan head. Aroma is wine, grape skins, tart fruit, oak, damp wood, and sweet malt. Taste is sweet malt, light wine notes, tart fruit, wet wood, damp earth, cocoa, dusty yeast notes and dark fruit. Body is medium with a moderate, creamy carbonation and a very light acidic note. Only slight warmth from the 13% ABV. Ends with more cocoa, sweet malt, wine notes, oak, damp wood, yeast and dark fruit. Very tasty!
Sammy (9684) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Finished a bomber of this fine unique beverage, in the very glass it was designed for. Thanks for sendng both BelgBeerGeek. Pours a blackish cognac coloured body with an initially notion only of a head. The aroma is rich wine (it was aged in such for 6 months), and the taste is secondary to this Belgian ale, with some chocolate. Special though not extraordinary special.Above average mouthfeel.
markwise (4867) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thanks again to SHIG for bringing the pain to the Tampa Crew this week. This was one of the most intriguing beers. Pours very hazy brown-yellow with a creamy off-white head. Nose is malt, vinegar, tart, sweet, lemon, citrus, and sugar. Flavor is similarly interesting: malty yet tart yet fruity yet tart yet sweet. A better mix of sweet and sour I cannot remember. Medium-bodied and very unique.
eManu (495) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2008 bottle. Pours a dark copper to brown hazy color with a thin light beige head. Aroma of old dark fruits, oak, wine, liquorice and spice. Flavors are strong and complex, of dark berries and ripe bananas, oak and wine, liquore. Good carbonation, bitter, sour and tart, dry with a long lasting liquor finish. Very enjoyable, tonns of rich flavors, changes as you drink. A top brew.
skortila (4851) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled @ UDRM. The aroma has sweetish berries and cherries, some wine and malts. Bit hazy, orange-brown coloured beer with an off-white, lasting head. The taste is sweet, caramel malty with a lot of fruits, some raisin. More alcoholic towards the end. Enjoyable.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle; shared by Mr. MJ himself during SBW ’09; reddish brown with fizzy off-white head; yummy aromas of red wine, yeasty spices and tart apples; fluffy, delicate mouthfeel and quite vinous; sort of reminds me of T20 with a delicate level of sourness and lovely texture
Defreni (2860) - Husum, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Flaske: Ravfarvet let uklar øl med et lille skumhoved. Duften er tydelig rødvinspræget med en let syrlig note. Man er dog ikke i tvivl om at det er en øl. Fantastisk kompleks smag af rødvin humle, alkohol og en smule tørret frugt. Fantastisk øl med lag på lag, som et løg ikke en lagkage.