Swaroga (1954) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear brown with creamy and lasting head. The aroma is a complex and unusual combination of juicy malts, spices and hops. Toffee and caramel, ginger bread, banana, cocacola like, burned multi cereal bread, raisins and lots of resin, orange peel , cinnamon, chocolate and some smoke.... Rich stuff. The mouth feel is oily and creamy. Quite strong carbonation for this style. Enough sweetness to make my lips sticky but has a huge hop and alcohol bitterness. Alcohol is a bit like cough syrup and not always enjoyable. But the beer is. Huge one.
Emeister84 (1945) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery (Richmond, VA). Aromas of caramel, toffee, resinous hops, some citrus. Hazy ruby with a fully lasting white head. Sweet like burnt sugar, bitter, subtle booze, pretty assertive. Medium-full bodied, sticky.
Hallstein (419) - Skogn, NORWAY - MAR 23, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,75 bottle at bottleshare night. - Aroma has an onslaught of caramel aromas. Very complex. Flavor has caramel, butterscotch, toffee and passionfruit. The flavor is slightly more malt-forward with tons of caramel, toffee and slight chocolate/coffee notes. The finish is not overly bitter, and its well balanced.
johnnymusky (845) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber shared with dusty brian and jon...nose is really nice with caramel and toffee notes...the mouth follows with the same flavor and a good dose of hops....solid brew.
ABT_S54 (351) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
650cl bottle shared in a snifter. Deep red with a beige head which lasts quite well giving some pretty lacing. Aroma is as you would expect hops but not your normal kind. Very powerful but expertly blended to give a pleasantly clean taste with an astringent bitterness which demands respect. Over the top in every respect but the malt is nicely restrained as I had been wary of a syrupy backdrop to go with the extra ABV and hops but no this is better than the standard version (but not by much as that is already excellent).
babymammoth (44) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours beautifully and looks like a calm, fiery sunset with an amazing head. Rich stewed fruits and caramel with hints of vanilla. The toast hits the nose but the taste is an evolving monster of flavour. The beer that keeps on giving....excellent!
EvgeniyKurilov (154) - - MAR 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Aluc Celle Riga. Hazy amber. Nuts, malts, wine, prunes, hopy hops.
Quite bitter, medium sweet. A lot of burnt sugar, caramel, prunes. Nice, good balanced, complex.
biirusaikou (2305) - - MAR 7, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
#2000 draught at Craft Hands. 2015 version. Rich dark caramel and figs, raisin and marmalade, big bourbon bite with lingering spices, syrupy body, dry warming finish . A big big brew, definitely a slow sipper, best enjoyed as digestif.
Leini (1683) - SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle, 2014 edition. Hazy amber body with a very low brief head. Alcohol, caramel, orange zest, pine, toffee, citrus,
ordybill (1171) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 3, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Poured from a 22 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear brown color with a large white head. The aroma is full of hops with some toasted malt, very appealing. The taste is simply WOW!!! A world class beer.