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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (5703) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2012
75 cl bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, BBE 07.12.2014
Aroma has licorice, brown sugar and some dark fruits. Flavour is somewhat tart and dry with citron, some orange peel, dark fruits and slightly salty licorice. Also hints of raisins. Palate is a bit too high on CO2. Unusual but good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20395) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2012
Bottle@chriso pre-gbbf shindig 2012. Brown colour, small beige head. Aroma is fruity, wooden, caramelly, a bit yeasty along with some acid wooden notes. Flavour is fruity, raisiny, alcoholic and mildly yeasty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sm89walt (1758) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2012
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2012. Poured with a fluffy, lasting one finger beiege to light tan head atop a cloudy chestnut brown body. Spicy sweet aroma with wheat, grain, light fruits. Similar again on the tongue but perhaps a bit empty on the mid to end palate. Medium body, some carbonation spritz & finishing with a short, low intensity malt bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (6932) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2012
Bottle at Chriso’s 2012 Pre-GBBF tasting. It pours deep mahogany, with a thin beige head. The nose is caramel, toffee, spice, chocolate, roasted malt and a hint of charcoal. The taste is roasted malt, charcoal, toast, spice, rubber, dark fruit (raisin, prune etc) and underlying alcohol warmth. Medium body and average fizzy carbonation. Decent balance and flavour.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14543) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 4, 2012
bottle at chrisO ... deep thin head ... sweet pine toffe nose ... bitter fruits ... juicy malts ... very blackcurrent berry ... juicy fruits

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (4031) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 5, 2012
Sample from 75 cl. bottle @ Bierpassie Weekend XIII // aroma is a blend of Belgian yeast, round dark fruits, lightly roasted dark malts, chocolate // taste sweet of Belgian yeast blended with chocolate, sweet, dark fruits, spices, liquorish, dash of round hops & back // body is creamy & Belgian yeast // bit like a blend of a Belgian Dark Strong Ale and a sweet stout // I am digging this

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (8395) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2012
Bottle @ WWT 1. Dark red-brown color, full sized light brown head. Smell malts, earth and chocolate. Taste is about the same. Medium carbonation, low to medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borresteijn (4733) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2012
75cl Bottle from De Bierkoning, at WWT. Dark brown colour, big light beige head. Aroma of yeast, flowers, liquorice, light roasted malts, very faint all. Flavour is light sweet, liquorice, light roasted malts, light watery, light floral yeast, light bitter finish. Light to medium bodied, overcarbonated. Gets better when it warms up. Nice, but not great.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vaiz (3373) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2012
Bottle @ WWT. Brown pour, almost no head. Aroma is brown sugar, spicy and licorice. Flavor is sweet and spicy, some alcohol. Quite harsh and out of balance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
txspartan (966) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2012
Sour aroma. Somewhat of a powdery texture. Otherwise pretty decent. Some sourness in its flavour.


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