gunnar (3586) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours dark ruby, as Coke with a small off-white head. Aroma of roast and smoke. Taste of sweet malts, moderate smoked, light alcohol. Decent beer.
Sigmund (4183) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2013 Shared bottle at local tasting (from De Bierkoning, Amsterdam). ABV is 9%. Very dark brown colour. Intensely peaty aroma and flavour - the flavour is too peaty for me.
sir__v (289) - Lille, FRANCE - MAY 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color: black dark beer with small brown head, small carbonization and yeast particles. Smell: peat, malt, coffee. Taste: whiskey, malt, peat. Aftertaste: nice malt and chocolate taste with beat and some bitterness.
hopdog (7652) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Paper wrapped bottle. Bottled Nov 2012, # 21974. Poured a brown color with an off white head. Aromas of woodiness, oak, ashy, smoke, and peat. Tastes of peat, smoke, caramel, and some fruitiness. Lighter alcohol in the finish.
DocLock (6789) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pink paper-coated bottle from Capone’s. Pours thick and very turbid dark brownish ruby with 2-finger tan head that retains well. Nose is huge ploy-vinyl chloride and peaty, smelling like a yellow raincoat covered in scotch whisky, with some grainy notes, hops, and earthy notes. Tastes peaty, earthy, oaky, scotchy, with more sweetness from the grains than I expected: notes of fig, hops, brown sugar, charred malt, and a very dense, very complex mouthfeel. This one is delicious, and makes you want to put your mouth on it more than Jennifer Love Hewitt’s boobs. Finishes old aley, dull figgy fruity, peaty/earthy/oaky, and super complex. This one is very good, and very unique, and feels like something I should have shared back in 1778 with Ben Franklin and the original Sam Adams.
FatPhil (7498) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
660ml bottle (Janoinen Lohi, Helsinki, Kalakierros 2013)
Super aroma - lovely smoky roast, definitely saying Islay whisky. Super soft palate, gentle carbonation. Body has a nice roast but the woody and peaty whisky lakes over quickly. it is great, but it is clearly more the whisky tan the beer. I reall should have kaggen again so I can down-rate it. Anyway lovely mellow dark belgian, but thewhisky dominates a little too much.
Bullit (3504) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Rooie Dop brewdungeon, thanks for sharing guys. Brown deep reddish colour, tan head. Nose is iodine, band aid, medicinal, caramel malty backbone. Flavour is caramel malts, bit of chocolate, iodine.
PotjeBier (959) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2013 66 cl bottle from De Bierkoning @ home. Dark color, but not quite opaque. Off white to beige head. Aroma’s: at first strong peat, iodine, medicinal, with retronasal some roast and chocolate sweetness. Flavor is medium sweet, peat, laurel/bay leaves/drop. Alcohol is warming, body is medium. After some time the strong peatiness & iodine mellow a bit and the chocolate sweetness comes out more which makes this beer a bit more palatable. Finishes roasted, ashy. In the end, pretty good - gets better with every sip.
ansjelaah (447) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Zzt v, Donker bruin, lichtbruin schuim, whiskey, alcohol, in één woord bah! Niet lekker
gEUS (583) - Linden, BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
660 ml bottle - pours deep brown with a steady light brown head. Nicely balanced aroma of peat, smoke and maltt sweetness and a hint of dark fruits. Body is light yet overwhelming in simple and straightforward flavours. Great beer, best of all BA Embrasses.