jfb (3174) - GERMANY - JUL 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) pours a slightly hazy ruby-amber colour with a creamy off-white head. aroma of balsamic vinegar, tobacco, white grapes, roasted malts and caramel. flavour is mostly the same, slightly reminiscent of an oud bruin, with a medium sweetness, some bread dough, caramel and roasted malts. medium to heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.
Countbeer (3680) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ RBESGí13 Grand Tasting @ De Molen: Served in a Molen taster: Thanks for sharing Joes:
Vanilla beige light brown colored foamy head that changes into some kind of lacing with regular speed. This Big Sound has a deep dark brown color.
Aroma is an interesting mix of caramel, brett/wild yeast, rye, bread, mocha and butter.
Flavours of roast, prunes, marzepin, cream, malt roast, raisin, light soap, bitter and some bready yeast.
Aftertaste is bitter, sweet, roast, chalkand dark sweet fruits.
Low carbo, soft silky creamy mouthfeel, medium to full body and a full creamy texture.
Good balanced interesting beer.
77ships (3096) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
75 cl. bottle sampled @ RBESG 2013. Thx! to Joes. Dark brown, light ruby hue, little tanned head. Nose is red fruits, light caramel, thick berries, Schwarzwald pie. Taste is sweet berries, Schwarzwald pie, thick mocha, light port, sour notes, redd berries, bitter herbs & some spice. Thick body. Reminds me a bit of Kalevipoeg due to the Schwarzwald pie & berry notes. Another excellent CCB brew, confused by the low ratings to be honest.
caesar (4508) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled @ RBESG 2013 Grand Tasting. Fruity, tart, spicy yeast, horseblanket. Bit sweet cookie. Itís complex, but a bit unbalanced in all the flavors. Still I quite like it actually.
Benzai (5825) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ RBESG grand tasting. Dark red brown color, virtually no head. Smell and taste sweet-sourish, with sone alcohol and something weird. Hmm average body and carbonation. Donít really like it.
Bosbouw (584) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Donker roodbruinbier. Ruikt iets zurigs en wijn achtig. Smaakt zoetig bourban achtig.
Abijen (926) - ís-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a nice dark brown beer with a good tan head. Smells weird. Vanilla and creamy. Dont like it. Bourbon likely.
Borup (4459) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at CBC 2013.
Dark brown colour with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, caramel, wood, bourbon, yeast and malt.
Pyrmir (2432) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @CBC13. Brown with small head. Aroma sweet with lots of malt, caramel, grain and hops. Flavor is sweet toasted malt, grain, wood, lots of caramel and grassy bitterness. Light to medium body
kuphish (378) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle purchased at the brewery in Jan 2013. Hazy, cola colored body with a thin, tan head. Diminishes to a fine ring with moderate lacing. Aroma contains vanilla, vague pitted fruit, and bread crust. Not as rich as I expected. Flavor brings much more: the above plus faint roast, plum, and fig. A touch of caramel and toffee. Full body, moderate carbonation. Very malting with a tasty, lingering finish. A very good sipper!