Scopey (12231) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBESG. It pours cloudy deep red-brown with a small yellow-beige head. The nose is earthy, light toast, earth, vanilla, fudge, coconut, whisky and cocoa. The taste is bitter, earthy, caramel, cola, light tangerine, dried fruits, raisins, light alcohol, whisky and warming alcohol with a dry, lightly spiced finish. Medium-fullish body and fine carbonation. Pretty tasty.
Habanero (3952) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours clear, deep amber with a small, beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, wood, chocolate, caramel, brown sugar and whiskey notes, Sweet flavor that ends up dry with some bitterness. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carb. A very nice Belgian Strong.
Moolesen (469) - NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 66cl. Very dark brown with a creamy beige head. Some vanilla, dark caramel in the aroma. A bit sweet taste and very rich. Some yeast is also present. Nice beer, but not as good as the peated version.
VsXsV (3893) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy deep brown liquid with medium light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, licorice, bread, biscuit, toast and earthy hops. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of licorice, chocolate, bread, raw sugar, red berries and licorice. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Quite nice.
Sureshpa (371) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Coffee, bit peat-sh(smoke), Dark chocolate Appearance: Dark brown, no see through, soft carbonation, off white head, full lace Taste: liquorice, dark chocolate, roasted, hint of coffee not that much, well balance, thinking might be the best of the series, ight age well as well
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty woody spicy caramel aroma. Fruity malty woody caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty woody spicy bitter caramel finish.
DutchDrebus (5540) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Dark copper to brown colour with a big, beige coloured head. Smells malts, grains, oak, fresh. Tastes sweet, some alcohol, malts, some liquorice, oak, wood... Quite a lasting tastes. Quite sweet, but somehow I can actually stand it in this beer. Full body, warming to the chest, soft carbo.
KyotoLefty (9123) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from ABC. Nose of peat and smoke, wood, chocolate, caramel. Dark brown with orange tints and lace. Sweet and fruity in front, chocolate, orange, caramel, peat, tangy hops and fruity finish, pepper. Sweet and tangy then peat does not work all that well. Also quite thin. Disappointing.
RW80 (1930) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle 66 cl. Very dark brown, with a big creamy head.
Nose is malty, with some burned oak woods and a hint of vanilla.
On first site there seems to be just sweetness and wood and no complexity. roling it through the mouth reveals a bit of more of the complexityDon’t drink this straight away or it will not show the full palate. It’s really a beer to enjoy.
Flavour: wood(oak), sweet caramel, alcohol, vanilla and roasted malts.
Medium body , oily texture and mild carbonationation.Long aftertaste.
IIn short it’s a nice big ale with some whisky’s tones.
TimE (4955) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown color, light brown head. Huge peaty nose with burnt wood, charcoal character. Very powerful. The mouth starts too sweet, smokey, very malty. Boozy and intense, but the sweetness really takes this off balance. Not that palatable and little complexity. Warm peaty finish. Very unimpressive.