VastActiv (5733) - Oulu/Helsinki, - NOV 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Colour is reddish brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours are toffee, chocolate, fruits and malts. Pleasant surprise.
The_Osprey (6575) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at Floor 42 with thanks to Fergus. As ’Emelisse Imperial Doppelbock 2015’. Dark brown with an orange hue, opaque, still, foamy tan head. Aroma is treacle, some burnt toffee, cardboard. Body is smooth, a little frothy, soft carbonation. Taste is malt-led with dense dark breads, crusts, spicy and boozy. Full flavoured. Actually pretty good for style.
Muggus69 (2142) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330mL bottle from International Beer Collector. 2015 vintage BB 12/18
Deep thick tawny body, small ring of tan foam sits atop.
Aroma is rich - dark brown caramel, toasted nuts, honey, cocoa, sultana & vinous dark fruits.
Big rich syrupy body, low carbonation, lusciously warming & inviting.
Steps up a gear on the body - loads of rich, sweet burnt caramel, toasted nuts, chocolate, port, touch of smoke on a warming, reasonably bitter finish.
Lovely great big winter warmer.
mR_fr0g (9515) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the level 42, 24/05/2016. 2015. An amber caramel brown coloured pour with a a lose light tan head. Aroma is smokey maple glazed ham, spicy, brown sugars, toasted grains. Flavour is composed of brown sugars, toasted, ham, maple syrup, smoked, brown sugars. Palate is medium sweet, sticky, moderate carbonation, rounded, .
teorn88 (6732) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle shared at Leighton’s had tasting on Level 42, London. Many thanks to Fergus for this one. it pours a slightly cloudy Amber color with a minimal large bubbly head. Aroma is strongly sweet and lightly nutty. Taste is sweet and boozy with some nutty notes and astringent grassy bitterness. Medium to full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, OK
Theydon_Bois (17228) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split at Level 42, thanks to Fergoos, 24/05/16.
Chestnut brown with a moderate light beige swirl on top.
Nose is brown bread, earthy, light spice, booze notes, hint of banana.
Taste comprises rich malt, fruit loaf, tofffee, nana esters, light spice, booze drool, toasted brown sugar.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a rising boosty bite.
Decent enough high boost bock.
Scopey (12707) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at level 42 thanks to Fergus. The aroma is sweet, brown bread, toffee, fruit cake, raisin, sultana and earth. The taste is smooth, rich malt action, brown bread, malt loaf, fruit cake, booze, leather, toast, raisin, wood and toffee with a chewy malt finish. Medium+ body and average carbonation. Boosty and malty. Not bad for style.
rouhlas (2803) - GREECE - APR 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle thanks to Douberd! Hazy dark amber copper color with light beige head. Malty aroma, fruity, dark dried fruits, tart vinous notes, wood, smoked notes, caramel, bread. Sweet and bitter like aroma without the tart notes and with more intense smoked notes. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
Night_Cap (119) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 330ml. Served at cellar temperature. Pours a hazy deep mahogany. Head is lightly tanned, foamy and lasts well. Aroma is rich with notes of burnt toffee, figs, roasted malts, caramelized dates, rum and raisin chocolate and a touch of smoke. Flavour is very smooth with a very light toasted bitterness; dates, prunes, dark cherries, burnt toffee, Belgian candi sugar, dark chocolate and a toasted finish. Full bodied with soft carbonation, thick texture and a long warming finish.
sjogro (2848) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
At home. Bottle shared. Sweet toasted caramel malts, figgs, marmalade, gunpowder tea, black seaweed. Over medium sweet, over medium bitter. Full body, light grainy texture. Too much like sweetened bitter tea.
Maakun (4064) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared thanks to sjogro. Very dark reddish brown with off white head. Figs, raisins, caramel, quite some herbs and alcohol. Basically lots of herbal candies and Jagermeister. Medium sweet and a bit over medium bitter. Over medium bodied with nice fitting carbonation. Bit too bitter and alcoholic for me.