VT (1708) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml bottle shared with czar. Thanks, mate! Pours a nice brown with a resilient pale beige head. Smell is candi sugar, brown sugar. Flavor is brown sugar, caramel, red berries, spices. Finish is good hops, rather old-tasting, dusty notes in there. Yeast. Lingering fruity notes. Light to medium body. Carbonation is a bit too aggressive. Very good offering!
czar (5207) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours muddy dark brown with a very nice frothy off-white head, good retention and lacing. barnyard notes, spicy, dry caramel, very grainy - cherry-peppered malts. lively and soft carbonation, light body - could use a bit more, nice grassy-peppery-spicy finish. good!
kraddel (4358) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
traindrink with 77 ships,
tastes dry , sugary, bit earthy. high carbo. as expected, not a special or unique beer
77ships (4816) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml. fles gedeeld op de trein op weg terug naar huis van Zwanze Day met Dylan (Kraddel) & Artiom. Geur is zoete gierst (niet zeker of dit klopt ik ken de naam van de plant in kwestie enkel in het Russisch, ik ga aannemen dat het gierst is in het Nederlands), graan, lichte vleesjus, gedroogd fruit met karamel, siroop en mout erin gemengd. Gierst is sterk aanwezig in de smaak, lichte rog, zoete granen, chocolade, bitter kruiden tegen het einde, siroop, bruine suiker en Belgische gist. Redelijk veel bruis – interessant, lekker, dit bevalt mij wel & alle ingrediënten zelf gekweekt op de boerderij, netjes.
CanIHave4Beers (3524) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very hazy reddish brown color with a big head ...
The aroma is sweet up front with some woodiness, some chestnut, and kind of a rummy boozy note. As it warms the woodiness grows more and more intense.
The flavor is a nice balance of sweet fruity notes and more rustic and dusty notes. Dark cherries & raisins work somehow seamlessly alongside earthy hopiness and dusty unique malt character. Some mild port wine, some nice bitterness, and a very well controlled sweetness. The booziness is noticeable and is on par with something in the 7-8% abv range, and is in no way inhibitive of the overall enjoyment of this beer.
Despite the initial headiness of the brew, the mouthfeel has a fairly low "bubbliness" which is nice for the way the flavors work in this beer.
Swaroga (1634) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
337ml bottle. Dark brown with small to medium tanned head. Nose : coffee grains, burned, red fruits, dried fruits, vanilla, black chocolate. Sip : medium density body with oily texture. Some carbonation. Sweet with fruity apple, cherry, banana. Died raisins mix with burned malts. It ends with coffee similar acid and oily aftertaste. Some dry residue stays on the tongue. Overall this is a very decent brew. Alcohol is very well hidden.
obguthr (4371) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft: Dates and raisins on the nose, alcohol evident. Cloudy brown, thin head. Dark chocolate and tree bark. Alcohol evident and mouthfeel is fizzy and harsh. Walnut finish.
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
July 8, 2011 - with blankboy, JoeMcPhee, jerc and mabel. 375ml corked & caged bottle c/o JoeMcPhee. Gushed all over the place. Murky brown with a huge delicate fluffy tan head. Extremely yeasty/funky, but it’s also redolent of sweet spicy caramel malt, almost like golden syrup - dryly floral as well - almost 8/10. Tastes a little sweaty and pungent, floral - interesting mineral/earthy/iron taste elements emerge through the yeast and sweetness, and it has some alcohol - the malt is quite muted, and dry spicy bitterness begins to dominate as it warms up fully. It’s thick, modestly carbonated, and it has some light astringency from the dry sharp yeast (and, I guess, dry floral/herbal hops too) - it starts malty and finishes dry and bitterly floral. I like it, even with the odd mineral bite to it.
anders37 (18659) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy caramel yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel yeasty finish.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
The cork might still be flying and the bottle would still be gushing. Probably lost 4 oz of this. Murky brown, puddle water appearance. The nose shows some yeasty notes and some esters. Medium to full bodied, with prickly carbonation. The carbo offsets some of the pit fruit flavors and this shows some mushroom notes on the finish.