Brandman (2623) - Helsinki, - JAN 10, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black body, red hue, light brown head. Aroma is really complex - roasted malt, chocolate, peated and berryful, alcohol and some almondy sweetness. Flavour has much roasted notes and berries, sugar. Little on the imperial stout side, but doesn’t matter. Excellent brew and really well balanced. I liked the way the black raspberry taste came through.
Werckmeister (1831) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 27, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2016 0,375l bottle at Vienna Tasting shared by Cuso, big thanks. Bottle 302 of 1060. dark brown color, almost no head. smells of black currants, some sherry, grapes, spices, rhubarb. ok smell. full body, light carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of black currant, bit medical, some wood, some oxidation, spices, some alcohol, raspberry. finishes with some alcohol with notes of berry notes and some spices. hmm, not a big fan, quite a bit of oxidation.
Gurthnar (4523) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 27, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Vienna tasting February 2016. Many thanks! Really dry winey aroma and taste as well. Barrels and lots of oxidation. Completely flat. Unfortunately this did not age very well IMO.
Cuso (7263) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 27, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Very dark ruby color with almost no head. Strong aroma of raspberries and black currant. Raspberries, barel, coconut, whiskey, light sourness in tast. Tasty.
Nische (1696) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle kindly shared by Cuso, many thanks! Dark brown pour with no head. Heavy pear aroma with light vanilla and blackberry. Sweetish,alcoholic taste with pear, light vanilla, heavy barrel and light alcoholic,boozy finish.
Martinus (4352) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colour, white head, yeast particles floating. Aroma of blackberry, coffee, cherry and raisins. Quite sweet flavour, alcohol, (light sour) berries, mushrooms. Light sour finish, coffee, caramel and raisins. One can taste it’s getting older.
(from bottle @ Sunday Bottle Share / Not Quite So Grand Tasting, CBC Clerkenwell; RBESG 2014, London. 2009 vintage. Thanks for sharing, rb crew!)
angelkostvo (1069) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 2, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black colour, tiny beige head. Aroma of whisky, chocolate and red berries. Taste is light sweet, light bitter, light sour, raspberry and chocolate flavour. Medium body, slick texture, soft to average carbonation. Very interesting beer.
fugitive (1829) - Athens, GREECE - FEB 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 2009. Color dark brown with small head. Aroma raspberry,roasted, malt. Taste roasted, malt, raspberry, acid.
McNeillR (2142) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick, dark brown and a greasy lean. Murkyish. Big up smooshed raspberry, dark choc nose. Decent grind of fruit throughout, dank bit of age but rich and smooth clean rich berry kick throughout. Finishes, slowly berry marshmallow and rich juciy sweetness. Smooth without being overly rich. Whisky has smoothed out. Tremendous.
Bottle, Flu Jab Tasting
allmyvinyl (8806) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark brown with no head. Aromas of red fruit, booze, almonds, rhubarb, fruit cake, I could get lost in this for a while. Taste is sweet, sherry, boozy, nutty, more red fruits. Thin body, oily texture. Lovely stuff, cheers to Callum!
mR_fr0g (8026) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the RBESG 2014, grand tasting 10/08/2014 Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell. head this when it came out, but before my rating days. Black as sin happy as hell . Dark caramel coloured pour with a lasting cream head. Aroma is some soy sauce, salty, tart fruits, roast, berry and some hot alcohol. Flavour is composed of salty tart berries, raspberry, soy, roast, choc. Bit of age on this one. Palate is full is bodied, oily on the tongue, tart finish.