anstei (1069) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JUL 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Coop. Aroma of wood and vanilla indeed, but besides that healthily malt-dominated. Slight caramel, quite dry, slightly sweet taste, crisp carbonation. Herbal. Beautifully balanced, making this unusual beer highly drinkable. nice.
Fin (9477) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Jelmoli, Zurich, Switzerland, consumed at home whilst making Cherry Ice Cream, 3rd July 2016 Red in colour with a little cloudiness and not much head. Very soft in the mouth, some toffee (which tastes cooked) a gentle bitterness, slight chewy edge. I hadn’t a clue that this was listed as an Irish Ale and that it was in the top 50 (only my second of these)! A6 A3 T7 P4 Ov15 3.5
17Beer (207) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells of dried apricots. Pours red brown with an off-white, thin quick dissipating head. Malty sherry flavors with low carbonation and a neutral short finish. Balanced and tasty with a little underlying alcohol bite. I like it.
mzaar (2755) - Varberg, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska @ Andorra Bar, Zürich. Klar bärnstensfärgad med ett snyggt smutsvitt skum. Dofter av trä och karamell. Smakinslag av trä, karamell, frukt samt en ton av vanilj. Fyllig kropp sett till procenten. Mjuk munkänsla, fruktig avslutning.
Erzengel (7548) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 5, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Many thanks to CH-303 for this bottle! The beer starts mild and smooth. Nice red smooth malt with a subtle soft wood in the background. Easy to drink and great, smooth and nice malty. The wood is with the not too sweetish malt in the aftertaste. Nice!
eduardovl (1353) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
300ml bottle served in a pint glass.
A: Pours a clear dark amber to maple brown color forming a medium thin bubbled head with medium retention that leaves a lot of thin molasses lacings in the glass.
S: Sweet nose. Strong notes of caramel malts, toffee, oak and maple syrup. Hints of bourbon. Grassy and flowery hops.
T: Follows the nose. Sweet upfront: Strong notes of caramel malts, toffee, oak and maple syrup. Hints of bourbon. Light hops bitterness. Grassy hops profile.
M: Medium body and carbonation. Oak, maple syrup,caramel and bourbon in the aftertaste.
O: Good drinkability. Warming. Strong and very tasty but still a good option to the winter.
CH-303 (1936) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JAN 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Dark chestnut brown, clear. Quite a big tan head.
Aroma: Barrel, followed by some malt.
Taste: Medium malt, strong oak/barrel. Slight caramel sweetness.
Bought: Drinks of the World (Online), 330 ml, CHF 5.80
Info: 31/12-2015, BB: 29/2-2016
JorisPPattyn (9392) - Ursel, BELGIUM - OCT 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small yellow-cream head over red-copper to chestnut beer. Malt, autumnleaves, bit of oxydation, caramel. Sweet caramel; some New World hops, making it herbal in the finish and retronasal. Warming up, and gradually increasing, slight incense flavouring. Medium bodied, quite slick, bit oily feel. The oak aging might be more pronounced, IMO. Txs to the brewer!
ogivlado (7174) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 330ml. -Trade with CH-303 (thanks Asbjorn!). Clear amber coloured, small to medium sized pale beige head, light caramel in the nose. Toasted malt, strong notes of oak, mild fruity and caramel with hint of vanilla and leather. Interesting but nothing thrilling here.
jfb (5431) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) clear deep amber colour with a frothy light-beige head. aroma of paint thinner and black pepper, with lots of liquorice, some canned peaches and bran flakes. flavour is mostly coconut milk, vanilla and pale malts, with lots of alcohol, dill and a touch of starch in the finish. heavy-bodied with fizzy carbonation.